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filmverb [I/T]

us   /fɪlm/
  • film verb [I/T] (PICTURE)

to make pictures of something in making a movie, or to make a movie: [T] Her last movie was filmed in Spain.

filmnoun

us   /fɪlm/
  • film noun (MATERIAL)

[U] (a length of) dark, thin material like plastic on which you can record images as photographs or as moving pictures: a roll of film I didn’t get my film developed yet.
  • film noun (LAYER)

[C] a thin layer of something on something else: A film of oil glistened on the surface of the water.
  • film noun (PICTURE)

[C] a movie
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"film" in British English

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filmnoun

uk   /fɪlm/ us   /fɪlm/
  • film noun (MOVING PICTURES)

A1 [C or U] mainly UK US movie a series of moving pictures, usually shown in a cinema or on television and often telling a story: What's your favourite film? We took the children to (see) a film. She had a long career in films/film (= the business of making films). a film star/critic the film industry a film-maker Her last film was shot (= made) on location in South America. I hate people talking while I'm watching a film. Would you like to go and see a film tonight?

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  • film noun (MATERIAL)

[C or U] (a length of) dark plastic-like material that can record images as photographs or as a moving picture: a roll of film a 24 exposure/16 mm/high-speed film A passer-by recorded the incident on film. I'm getting my film developed at the chemist's.

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filmverb [I or T]

uk   /fɪlm/ us   /fɪlm/
B1 to record moving pictures with a camera, usually to make a film for television or the cinema: Most of the scenes were filmed in a studio. They filmed for a week in Spain.

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(Definition of film from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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