Definition of video noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvɪdiəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪdi//
    (pl. videos) Showing films
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  1. 1  [uncountable] a system of recording moving pictures and sound, either using videotape or a digital method of storing data A wedding is the perfect subject for video. the use of video in schools
  2. 2(also video clip) [countable] a short film or recording of an event, made using digital technology and viewed on a computer, especially over the Internet The school made a short promotional video. Upload your videos and share them with friends and family online.
  3. 3[countable] (also music video) a short film made by a pop or rock band to be shown with a song when it is played on television or online
  4. 4  (also videotape) [uncountable, countable] a type of magnetic tape used for recording moving pictures and sound; a box containing this tape, also called a video cassette The movie will be released on video in June. See related entries: Showing films
  5. 5  [countable] a copy of a film/movie, programme, etc. that is recorded on videotape a home video (= not a professional one) CollocationsCinema/​the moviesWatching go to/​take somebody to (see) a film/​movie go to/​sit in (British English) the cinema/(North American English) the (movie) theater rent a film/​movie/​DVD download/​stream a film/​movie burn/​copy/​rip a DVD see/​watch a film/​movie/​DVD/​preview/​trailerShowing show/​screen a film/​movie promote/​distribute/​review a film/​movie (British English) be on at the cinema be released on/​come out on/​be out on DVD captivate/​delight/​grip/​thrill the audience do well/​badly at the box office get a lot of/​live up to the hypeFilm-making write/​co-write a film/​movie/​script/​screenplay direct/​produce/​make/​shoot/​edit a film/​movie/​sequel make a romantic comedy/​a thriller/​an action movie do/​work on a sequel/​remake film/​shoot the opening scene/​an action sequence/​footage (of something) compose/​create/​do/​write the soundtrack cut/​edit (out) a scene/​sequenceActing have/​get/​do an audition get/​have/​play a leading/​starring/​supporting role play a character/​James Bond/​the bad guy act in/​appear in/​star in a film/​movie/​remake do/​perform/​attempt a stunt work in/​make it big in Hollywood forge/​carve/​make/​pursue a career in HollywoodDescribing films the camera pulls back/​pans over something/​zooms in (on something) the camera focuses on something/​lingers on something shoot somebody/​show somebody in extreme close-up use odd/​unusual camera angles be filmed/​shot on location/​in a studio be set/​take place in London/​in the ’60s have a happy ending/​plot twist
  6. 6[countable] (British English) = video cassette recorder to programme the video to record the football match
  7. Word Origin1930s: from Latin videre ‘to see’, on the pattern of audio.Extra examples An amateur video of the crash failed to reveal the cause. Did you remember to set the video for ‘EastEnders’? He posted a video on his website I can’t find the video channel on this television. She started making a video diary of her life. The band are in Iceland doing a video shoot. The children can sit for hours watching videos. The film is already out on video. The group’s new video will be released next month. The infamous video nasty is now a cult film. The jury watched video footage of the riots. The speech was broadcast via a video link to thousands standing outside. The thief was caught on video as he pocketed watches and rings. Their teacher showed them a video about the Inuit. They produce educational videos for learning languages. They sell both blank and pre-recorded videos. This article and the accompanying video takes you through each stage step by step. Video files can be readily transmitted over digital broadband. We rent videos nearly every weekend. You need a broadband Internet connection to stream video online. a review of the latest video releases a security video of the attack The school made a short promotional video. You can view and share video clips on this website.