film

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film

Noun[change]

Singular
film

Plural
films

[1] a recording
  1. (countable) A film is a recording of a moving picture.
    The studio has hired some actors to make a film about the making of wiktionary.
    Let's go to the theatre and watch a film.
  2. (uncountable) The art or business of making films.
    I studied film at college and now I'm a writer.
  3. (countable & uncountable) Film is a thin, clear material used for taking photographs or movies.
    My new camera is digital and doesn't need film.
  4. (countable & uncountable) A film is a flat, thin material or substance often covering something.
    The soap left a sticky film on the glass.
    We use a plastic film to protect the food.

Synonyms[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
film

Third-person singular
films

Past tense
filmed

Past participle
filmed

Present participle
filming

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you film something, you record it as a moving picture.
    Somebody filmed the attack with their cell phone and showed it to police.