film
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English filme, from Old English filmen; akin to Greek pelma sole of the foot, Old English fell skin — more at fell Date: before 12th century 1. a. a thin skin or membranous covering ; pellicle b. an abnormal growth on or in the eye 2. a thin covering or coating <
a film of ice
>
3. a. an exceedingly thin layer ; lamina b. (1) a thin flexible transparent sheet (as of plastic) used especially as a wrapping (2) a thin sheet of cellulose acetate or nitrocellulose coated with a radiation-sensitive emulsion for taking photographs 4. motion picturefilmless adjective II. verb Date: 1602 transitive verb 1. to cover with or as if with a film 2. to make a motion picture of or from <
film a scene
>
intransitive verb 1. to become covered or obscured with or as if with a film 2. to make a motion picture • filmable adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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