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cinema definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events" [syn: film, cinema, celluloid]
2: a theater where films are shown [syn: cinema, movie theater, movie theatre, movie house, picture palace]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: short for cinematograph Date: 1909 1. a. motion picture usually used attributively b. a motion-picture theater 2. a. movies; especially the film industry b. the art or technique of making motion pictures

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 Brit. a theatre where motion-picture films (see FILM n. 3) are shown. 2 a films collectively. b the production of films as an art or industry; cinematography. Phrases and idioms: cinema organ Mus. a kind of organ with extra stops and special effects. Etymology: F cinéma: see CINEMATOGRAPH

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cinemas) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. A cinema is a place where people go to watch films for entertainment. (mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use movie theater, movie house) The country has relatively few cinemas. N-COUNT 2. You can talk about the cinema when you are talking about seeing a film in a cinema. (mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use the movies) I can't remember the last time we went to the cinema... N-SING: the N 3. Cinema is the business and art of making films. Contemporary African cinema has much to offer in its vitality and freshness. = film

Moby Thesaurus

3-D, Cinemascope, Cinerama, Technicolor, Western, animated cartoon, art film, black-and-white film, cartoon, chiller, cine, cinema verite, cinematograph, color film, creepie, documentary, documentary film, drive-in, educational film, feature, film, flick, flicker, horror picture, horse opera, kinematograph, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, movie theater, moving picture, moving-picture theater, newsreel, nickelodeon, nouvelle vague, nudie, photodrama, photoplay, picture, picture house, picture palace, picture show, pornographic film, preview, short, show, silent, silent film, skin flick, sneak preview, spaghetti Western, talkie, talking picture, the cinema, the movies, the pictures, the screen, the silver screen, thriller, trailer, underground film



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