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Definition 1: a thin coating or layer - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where film or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the table was covered with a film of dust

(film is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of film ) a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid

(... is a kind of film ) a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water

(... is a kind of film ) a film left on objects after they have been washed in soap

Definition 2: photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for film in the sense of this definition

(film is a kind of ...) light-sensitive paper on which photograph can be printed

(... is a kind of film ) film that has been shot

"they had stock footage of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes" "he edited the news footage"

(... is a kind of film ) photographic film used to make X-ray pictures

(... is a kind of film ) film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie

(... is a kind of film ) photographic film wound on a spool

(... is a kind of film ) photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light

(... is a kind of film ) a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector

(... is a kind of film ) a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject

(... is a kind of film ) photographic film sensitive to light of all colors (including red)

(... is a kind of film ) a photographic film sensitive to green and blue and violet light

(... is a kind of film ) a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

(... is a kind of film ) photographic film several hundred feet long and wound on a spool; to be used in a movie camera

(... is a kind of film ) film on which materials are photographed at greatly reduced size; useful for storage; a magnification system is used to read the material

(... is a kind of film ) a strip of motion picture film used in a telecast

Definition 3: a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for film in the sense of this definition

(film is a kind of ...) a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width

(film is a kind of ...) the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped

(... is a kind of film ) (trade mark) a plastic film that can polarize a beam of light; often used in sunglasses to eliminate glare

(... is a kind of film ) the clinging transparent plastic film that is used to shrinkwrap something

Definition 4: a medium that disseminates moving pictures - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where film or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • theater pieces transferred to celluloid
  • this story would be good cinema
  • film coverage of sporting events

Synonyms for film in the sense of this definition

(film is a kind of ...) a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information

(... is a kind of film ) the film industry

(film belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

(film belongs to category ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(film is the domain which ... is member of) (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film

(film is the domain which ... is member of) (film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot

"the McGuffin was a key element of Alfred Hitchcock's films"

Definition 5: a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where film or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they went to a movie every Saturday night
  • the film was shot on location

Synonyms for film in the sense of this definition

(film is a kind of ...) an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

"they improve their product every year" "they export most of their agricultural production"

(film is a kind of ...) a social event involving a public performance or entertainment

"they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"

(... is a kind of film ) a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event

(... is a kind of film ) a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director

(... is a kind of film ) a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters

"film noir was applied by French critics to describe American thriller or detective films in the 1940s"

(... is a kind of film ) a pornographic movie

(... is a kind of film ) the first print of a movie after preliminary editing

(... is a kind of film ) a movie without a soundtrack

(... is a kind of film ) a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate

(... is a kind of film ) a movie with synchronized speech and singing

(... is a kind of film ) a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance

(... is a kind of film ) a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing

(... is a kind of film ) a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature

(... is a kind of film ) a movie featuring shooting and violence

(... is a kind of film ) a movie that is advertised to draw customers

(... is a kind of film ) a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage

(... is a kind of film ) a film made at home by an amateur photographer

(... is a kind of film ) the final edited version of a movie as approved by the director and producer

(... is a kind of film ) the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater

"the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"

(... is a kind of film ) a movie that is made to be shown on television

(film is a part of ...) film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie

(film is a part of ...) an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work

"the credits were given at the end of the film"

(film is a part of ...) translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen

(film is a part of ...) a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)

(film is a part of ...) a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

(film is the domain which ... is member of) provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language

(film is the domain which ... is member of) make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action

"synchronize this film"

(film is the domain which ... is member of) make a film or photograph of something

"take a scene" "shoot a movie"

(film is the domain which ... is member of) record on videotape

(film is the domain which ... is member of) shoot again

"We had to reshoot that scene 24 times"

Definition 6: make a film or photograph of something - [verb of communication]

Samples where film or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take a scene
  • shoot a movie

Synonyms for film in the sense of this definition

(film is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(... is a kind of film ) shoot again

"We had to reshoot that scene 24 times"

(film has a similar meaning as ...) record on photographic film

"I photographed the scene of the accident" "She snapped a picture of the President"

(film belongs to category ...) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

"they went to a movie every Saturday night" "the film was shot on location"

Definition 7: record in film - [verb of creation]

Samples where film or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The coronation was filmed

(film is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(film is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of film ) make a film of or adopt so as to make into a film

"cinematize history"

(... is a kind of film ) record on microfilm

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