Meaning of “movie” in the English Dictionary

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"movie" in British English

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movienoun

uk /ˈmuː.vi/ us /ˈmuː.vi/

A1 [ C ] mainly US UK usually film a film shown in a cinema or on television and often telling a story:

My favourite movie is "Casablanca".
the movies [ plural ] mainly US

UK the cinema a cinema or group of cinemas:

What's on/showing at the movies this week?
Do you want to go to the movies tonight?

UK cinema the business of making films:

She has worked in the movies all her life.

More examples

  • The movie won Oscars for best costumes and best screenplay in this year's awards.
  • The new Spielberg movie comes out in August.
  • I thought we might get something to eat and then go to see a movie.
  • I don't much like cowboy movies.
  • This movie is a masterpiece of cinematography.

(Definition of “movie” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"movie" in American English

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movienoun [ C ]

us /ˈmu·vi/

a series of moving pictures, often telling a story, usually shown in a theater or on television; film

A movie theater is a building in which movies are shown.

(Definition of “movie” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)