Meaning of FILM in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ fɪlm ]

( films, filming, filmed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


A film consists of moving pictures that have been recorded so that they can be shown at the cinema or on television. A film tells a story, or shows a real situation. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, use movie )

Everything about the film was good. Good acting, good story, good fun.

= movie



If you film something, you use a camera to take moving pictures which can be shown on a screen or on television.

He had filmed her life story...

Considering the restrictions under which she filmed, I think she did a commendable job.

VERB : V n , V


Film of something is moving pictures of a real event that are shown on television or on a screen.

They have seen news film of families queueing in Russia to buy a loaf of bread.

= footage



A film is the narrow roll of plastic that is used in a camera to take photographs.

The photographers had already shot a dozen rolls of film.



The making of cinema films, considered as a form of art or a business, can be referred to as film or films . ( mainly BRIT )

Film is a business with limited opportunities for actresses...

She wanted to set up her own company to invest in films.

N-UNCOUNT : also N in pl


A film of powder, liquid, or oil is a very thin layer of it.

The sea is coated with a film of raw sewage.

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu with supp


Plastic film is a very thin sheet of plastic used to wrap and cover things. ( BRIT; in AM, use plastic wrap , Saran wrap )

Cover with plastic film and refrigerate for 24 hours.

N-UNCOUNT : usu adj N

see also clingfilm

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