- motion picture.
- motion-picture theater (often preceded by the): The movie is next-door to the hardware store.
- motion pictures, as an industry (usually preceded by the): The movies have had to raise prices.
- motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment: gangster movies.
- the exhibition of a motion pictures: an evening at the movies.
Origin of movie
Examples from the Web for movie
Music is a huge part of the tone of Black Dynamite overall—going back to the original 2009 movie on which the series is based.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical
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Have there been discussions with FX regarding an Archer movie, and how do you think that would play out?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
We did a movie down in Durango — Great Scout and Cat House Thursday.
I remember that after the movie, people were saying how depressing it was, and I started an argument with them.
When he does, here is a gentleness in his voice, a reflective and lovely quality that no movie he has been in has ever captured.
There is always some stray silver in the bead bag of a movie patron.
I tried to lure my landlady out to a movie, but she thriftily refused.Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
When Arnold Hatch asked her to go to a movie she shook her head, usually.Gigolo
Which was just where, like most movie uncles, he overdid the part.
Now if this was a movie play we was dopin' out it would be simple.
- an informal word for film (def. 1)
- (as modifier)movie ticket
Word Origin and History for movie
1912 (perhaps 1908), shortened form of moving picture in the cinematographic sense (1896). As an adjective from 1913. Movie star attested from 1913. Another early name for it was photoplay.