(noun, verb)


1. a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

- the film was shot on location

Similar word(s): flick, movie, pic, picture

Definition categories: communication, product, production, show

2. a medium that disseminates moving pictures

- film coverage of sporting events

Similar word(s): celluloid, cinema

Definition categories: communication, medium

3. photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies

Definition categories: man–made

4. a thin coating or layer

- the table was covered with a film of dust

Definition categories: man–made, object

5. a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things

Definition categories: man–made, sheet, wrap, wrapper, wrapping

Sentences with film as a noun:

- a clear plastic film for wrapping food


1. make a film or photograph of something

Similar word(s): shoot, take

Definition categories: communication, enter, record

2. record in film

- The coronation was filmed

Definition categories: creation, enter, record, create, make

Sentences with film as a verb:

- "A Hollywood studio was filming on-location in NYC."