- 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.
Examples from the Web for movie
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|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.
The movie we went to that Friday night in 1953 was The Big Heat.
But most of it was fine, sincere work, and seeing it made me feel that there is a future for the movie play.A Librarian's Open Shelf|Arthur E. Bostwick
"And, of course, if there is anything about the Wild West close at hand our movie writer must see it," said Jennie.Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest|Alice B. Emerson
I got it out of a movie, first day I ran off from you folks.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
Bertie had a vision of himself as a sort of sporting prince in this movie world.They Call Me Carpenter|Upton Sinclair
"The fat man's theater" would be a fitting name for the movie houses of the country.How to Analyze People on Sight|Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
British Dictionary definitions for movie
- an informal word for film (def. 1)
- (as modifier)movie ticket
Word Origin for movie
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.