footage

[ foo t-ij ]
/ ˈfʊt ɪdʒ /

noun

length or extent in feet: the footage of lumber.
Mining.
  1. payment by the running foot of work done.
  2. the amount so paid.
a motion-picture scene or scenes: newsreel footage; jungle footage.

Nearby words

  1. foot-pound,
  2. foot-pound-second,
  3. foot-pound-second system,
  4. foot-poundal,
  5. foot-ton,
  6. footbag,
  7. football,
  8. footballer,
  9. footbath,
  10. footboard

Origin of footage

First recorded in 1890–95; foot + -age

Related formsun·der·foot·age, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for footage

footage

/ (ˈfʊtɪdʒ) /

noun

a length or distance measured in feet
  1. the extent of film material shot and exposed
  2. the sequences of filmed material
  1. payment, by the linear foot of work done
  2. the amount paid
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Word Origin and History for footage

footage

n.

1892, "piece work system to pay miners;" 1916, "the length of film used in a scene, etc.," from foot (n.) as a measure of length + -age.

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