Meaning of VIDEO in English


I. vid ‧ e ‧ o 1 S1 W2 /ˈvɪdiəʊ $ -dioʊ/ BrE AmE noun ( plural videos )

1 . [uncountable and countable] a copy of a film or television programme, or a series of events, recorded on ↑ videotape

hire a video British English rent a video American English :

How much does it cost to hire videos?

Let’s stay at home and watch a video.

Rewind the video right to the beginning.

The school will be making a video of the play.

on video

The movie has not yet been released on video.

coming soon to a video store near you

2 . [countable] a plastic box containing special tape for recording programmes and films on television SYN videotape , video cassette :

Have we got a blank video (=one with nothing recorded on it yet) anywhere?

3 . [countable] British English a machine used to record television programmes or show videos SYN VCR , video cassette recorder

programme/set the video

Can you set the video to record the football match?

4 . [uncountable] the process of recording or showing television programmes, films, real events etc on ↑ videotape :

The course aims to help children learn through video.

5 . [countable] a short film that is made to go with a particular piece of popular music SYN music video

6 . [countable] a ↑ digital recording of an event, for example one made using a ↑ mobile phone :

a video clip shown on the Internet

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COLLOCATIONS (for Meaning 4)

■ video + NOUN

▪ video footage

Police are currently studying video footage to identify the rioters.

▪ a video recording

Can a video recording of an interview with a child be used in a court as evidence?

▪ a video image (=a moving picture on a video)

Video images of the surgery are sent to a special lecture theatre, so that students can observe.

▪ a video clip (=a short video)

You can download video clips from the Internet.

▪ video evidence (=a recording of events, used in a court)

Video evidence of illegal activities can later be used in court.

■ verbs

▪ record something on video

She had no idea that her purchase was being recorded on video.

▪ be captured/caught on video (=recorded on video)

The crime was captured on video.

II. video 2 BrE AmE verb ( past tense and past participle videoed , present participle videoing ) [transitive] British English

to record a television programme, film, or a real event on a video SYN videotape , tape American English :

Could you video the movie at 8.00?

A friend videoed the wedding.

III. video 3 BrE AmE adjective

[ Date: 1900-2000 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: videre 'to see' + English -o (as in audio ) ]

[only before noun] relating to or used in the process of recording and showing pictures on television ⇨ audio :

video production

video materials for language teaching

IV. videotape 2 BrE AmE ( also video British English ) verb [transitive]

to record a television programme, film, event etc on a video

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