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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [film]
    • /fɪlm/
    • /fɪlm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [film]
    • /fɪlm/

Definitions of film word

  • noun film a thin layer or coating: a film of grease on a plate. 1
  • noun film a thin sheet of any material: a film of ice. 1
  • noun film a thin skin or membrane. 1
  • noun film a delicate web of filaments or fine threads. 1
  • noun film a thin haze, blur, or mist. 1
  • noun film Photography. a cellulose nitrate or cellulose acetate composition made in thin sheets or strips and coated with a sensitive emulsion for taking photographs. a strip or roll of this. the coating of emulsion on such a sheet or strip or on a photographic plate. 1

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Origin of film

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; 1890-95 for def 6; 1900-05 for def 7; Middle English filme, Old English filmen membrane; akin to fell4

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Film


film popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

film usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for film

noun film

  • layer — protocol layer
  • fold — to confine (sheep or other domestic animals) in a fold.
  • skin — the external covering or integument of an animal body, especially when soft and flexible.
  • integument — a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind.
  • cloud — A cloud is a mass of water vapour that floats in the sky. Clouds are usually white or grey in colour.

verb film

  • shoot — to hit, wound, damage, kill, or destroy with a missile discharged from a weapon.
  • photograph — a picture produced by photography.
  • record — to set down in writing or the like, as for the purpose of preserving evidence.
  • take — to get into one's hold or possession by voluntary action: to take a cigarette out of a box; to take a pen and begin to write.
  • roll — to move along a surface by revolving or turning over and over, as a ball or a wheel.

adjective film

  • audiovisual — Audio-visual equipment and materials involve both recorded sound and pictures.

Top questions with film

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