Film

Definition of Film

n.1.A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity.
He from thick films shall purge the visual ray.
- Pope.
2.hence, any thin layer covering a surface.
3.A slender thread, as that of a cobweb.
Her whip of cricket's bone, the lash of film.
- Shak.
4.(Photog.) The layer, usually of gelatin or collodion, containing the sensitive salts of photographic plates.
5.(Photog.) a flexible sheet of celluloid or other plastic material to which a light-sensitive layer has been applied, used for recording images by the processes of photography. It is commonly used in rolls mounted within light-proof canisters suitable for simple insertion into cameras designed for such canisters. On such rolls, varying numbers of photographs may be taken before the canister needs to be replaced.
6.a motion picture.
7.the art of making motion pictures; - used mostly in the phrase the film.
8.a thin transparent sheet of plastic, used for wrapping objects; as, polyethylene film.
Celluloid film
(Photog.) a thin flexible sheet of celluloid, coated with a sensitized emulsion of gelatin, and used as a substitute for photographic plates.
Cut film
(Photog.) a celluloid film cut into pieces suitable for use in a camera.
v. t.1.To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
It will but skin and film the ulcerous place.
- Shak.
2.to make a motion picture of (any event or literary work); to record with a movie camera; as, to film the inauguration ceremony; to film Dostoevsky's War and Peace.

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