[ vid-ee-oh ]
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  1. a program, movie, or other visual media product featuring moving images, with or without audio, that is recorded and saved digitally or on videocassette: Let's stay at home and watch a video.She used her phone to record a video of her baby's first steps.I spent all morning watching videos of cats online.

  2. Television.

    • the elements of television, as in a program or script, pertaining to the transmission or reception of the image (distinguished from audio).

    • the video part of a television broadcast.

  1. Informal. videotape.

  2. Informal. television: She is a star of stage and video.

  1. of or relating to the electronic apparatus for producing the television picture: video amplifier.

  2. of or relating to television, especially the visual elements.

  1. of or relating to videocassettes, VCRs, music videos, etc.: a video shop.

  2. pertaining to or employed in the transmission or reception of television pictures.

Origin of video

First recorded in 1930–35; from Latin vidē(re) “to see” + -o, as in audio

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British Dictionary definitions for video


/ (ˈvɪdɪˌəʊ) /

  1. relating to or employed in the transmission or reception of a televised image

  2. of, concerned with, or operating at video frequencies

nounplural -os
  1. the visual elements of a television broadcast

  2. a film recorded on a video cassette

  1. US an informal name for television

verbvideos, videoing or videoed
  1. to record (a television programme, etc) on a video cassette recorder

Origin of video

C20: from Latin vidēre to see, on the model of audio

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