noun Etymology: moving picture Date: 1902 1. motion picture 2. plural a showing of a motion picture 3. plural the motion-picture medium or industry

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  • Movie — Mov ie, n. 1. A motion picture. Syn: film, picture, moving picture, motion picture, picture show, flick. [PJC] 2. A motion picture show; the event of showing a motion picture. In the pl., the event of showing a motion picture at a movie theater;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • movie — (n.) 1912 (perhaps 1908), shortened form of moving picture in the cinematographic sense (1896). As an adjective from 1913. Movie star attested from 1913. Another early name for it was photoplay …   Etymology dictionary

  • movie — ☆ movie [mo͞o′vē ] n. [contr. < MOVING PICTURE] 1. FILM (n. 5) 2. a showing of a film, as in a theater [I m going to a movie tonight] the movies 1. the film industry …   English World dictionary

  • movie — [n] presentation of action on continuous film cine, cinema, cinematics, cinematograph, feature, film, flick*, motion picture, moving picture, photoplay, picture, screenplay, show, silent*, silver screen*, talkie*, talking picture, videotape;… …   New thesaurus

  • movie — ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ a cinema film …   English terms dictionary

  • movie — mov|ie W2S2 [ˈmu:vi] n especially AmE 1.) a film made to be shown at the cinema or on television ▪ Do you want to see a movie tonight? ▪ Maybe we ll go to a movie . ▪ It was like one of those old John Wayne movies. ▪ She starred with Humphrey… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • movie — noun (esp. AmE) ⇨ See also ↑film ADJECTIVE ▪ fun, good, great, terrific, wonderful ▪ bad, mediocre ▪ romance …   Collocations dictionary

  • movie — n. (esp. AE) film 1) to make, produce a movie 2) (CE) a home movie cinema 3) a drive in movie * * * [ muːvɪ] produce a movie (CE) a home movie (esp. AE) [ film ] to make [ cinema ] a drive in movie …   Combinatory dictionary

  • movie — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. motion pictures.See drama. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. screen, cinematic, filmic, motion, sound, picture, photographic. n. Syn. motion picture, moving picture, photoplay, cinema, film, show,… …   English dictionary for students

  • movie — [[t]mu͟ːvi[/t]] ♦♦ movies 1) N COUNT A movie is a film. [AM; also BRIT, INFORMAL] In the first movie Tony Curtis ever made he played a grocery clerk. ...a horror movie. Syn: film 2) N PLURAL: the N You can talk about the movies when you are… …   English dictionary

  • Movie — Mo|vie 〈[mu:vi] m. 6 oder n. 15〉 Kino , Spielfilm [engl.] * * * Mo|vie [ mu:vi], das, auch: der; [s], s <meist Pl.> [engl. amerik. movie, gek. aus: moving pictures = bewegte Bilder]: amerik. Bez. für: ↑ Film (3 a), Kino. * * * Mo|vie [… …   Universal-Lexikon

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