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.
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.
▪ 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 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
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012