[ vid-ee-oh ]
/ ˈvɪd iˌoʊ /



Origin of video

1930–35; < Latin vidē(re) to see + -o as in audio Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for video


/ (ˈvɪdɪˌəʊ) /


relating to or employed in the transmission or reception of a televised image
of, concerned with, or operating at video frequencies

noun plural -os

verb videos, videoing or videoed

to record (a television programme, etc) on a video cassette recorder
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Word Origin for video

C20: from Latin vidēre to see, on the model of audio
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Word Origin and History for video


adj., n., pref.

1935, as visual equivalent of audio, from Latin video "I see," first person singular present indicative of videre "to see" (see vision). video game is from 1973.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper