Definition of video in English:

video

noun

  • 1The recording, reproducing, or broadcasting of moving visual images.

    • ‘Home networks are going to require a stable, flexible system that handles video in real time and is extremely easy to use.’
    • ‘The multiple cameras allow for simultaneous recording and video, which will match data frame-by-frame.’
    • ‘No phones currently include 1394, though this could change in the future as more phones support video and images.’
    • ‘Sony seems to grasp this, which is why their Home Theater System had two video input functions.’
    • ‘For the recording of swimmers' movements on tape you can use normal video equipment with special underwater system.’
    • ‘The trust has provided seven school systems with audio and video equipment, including, of course, free cable.’
    • ‘Photographers may select NTSC or PAL video formats for image review.’
    • ‘This is because stores often hook up many TVs to one video source, degrading image quality across all the screens.’
    • ‘Churn figures are lower for more mature cable systems, where digital video has been in place longer.’
    • ‘I have always been fascinated with both mediums, and particularly combining video and still images.’
    • ‘Other, virtual reality-type simulators combine video or computer images with tactile feedback.’
    • ‘Oh lastly I think pushing language and the visual medium of video was key.’
    • ‘The entire building is wired with high-tech audio, video, and communication systems.’
    • ‘Seachange owns a server system that manages digital video for television and telecommunications companies.’
    • ‘It can also support concurrent sessions of broadcast video, the Web, VOD and HDTV.’
    • ‘A similar story is the adoption of the DVD to replace the old analog VHS video system.’
    • ‘The manual also describes National's broadcast video products and evaluation boards.’
    • ‘And in terms of picture quality, broadcast video beats streaming video in most cases.’
    • ‘He moved to visual images and video after he came to the Media Lab.’
    • ‘He was using the satellite phone, which carried video also so his image came up simultaneously on the large screen television in the den.’
  • 2A recording of moving visual images made digitally or on videotape.

    ‘they sat down to watch a video’
    [as modifier] ‘a site on which people can post their own video clips’
    • ‘The picture quality is clear and bright, but only four of the videos are filmed in widescreen, and none are anamorphic.’
    • ‘As homework you are asked to watch a video of a film that you dislike, that may even disturb you, and watch the film with the sound switched down and to rewrite the scenes that upset you.’
    • ‘But now the problem is that I have to watch the video that was recorded of me, and pick out one spot to show my tutor.’
    • ‘Over in the New Concept wing, the preschoolers watch a video narrated by Ossie Davis on how snow is made.’
    • ‘Earlier the bench, chaired by Janet Child, had watched a video filmed by Elliott as she photographed the two women.’
    • ‘It happened less than a month after he met her, while they watched a video of Ingmar Bergman's Persona.’
    • ‘His life changed forever when he watched a video of the cult film The Blues Brothers, starring John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd.’
    • ‘He's noticed that this is what teachers always do with the dumb kids - make them watch videos.’
    • ‘In a scene played for laughs, he even watches a video about voodoo so he can render her powerless to resist his advances.’
    • ‘I also remember seeing the newsreel of the promo for the film on a video at Cliff's house.’
    • ‘And we should also be even more shocked when some people just don't care and just want to watch the video again.’
    • ‘Throughout his busy day, Paul finds time to look for Harry but also to film a video, record some songs, and daydream.’
    • ‘This series comes with a guide book for using the videos as course material.’
    • ‘He had to fly back to New York the next week to film the video for the single that was being released off the album.’
    • ‘The Ring made watching the video scary, and The Grudge… well, try walking into a dark room after you've seen it.’
    • ‘If a moviegoer tried watching a video with the sound off, the silence would be deafening.’
    • ‘At night, I watched videos people had recorded of the abuses as they took place.’
    • ‘He was taken to Halifax police station and shown a video of unused material filmed as part of a BBC undercover documentary, Secret Agent, screened last year.’
    • ‘Students even use them in the gym, whether to watch instructional videos or to download iTunes music for gymnastics routines.’
    • ‘There is a sublimely deadpan scene of Hunter and Arquette sitting around watching crash-test-dummy videos.’
    1. 2.1A short movie made by a pop or rock group to accompany a song.
      • ‘Bowie then introduces a video from CBC television of footage from Ethiopia, cut to the Cars' song ‘Drive’.’
      • ‘Besides, how can you resist a band that makes a video in which they rock their guts out while naked and flat on their backs?’
      • ‘The video that accompanied the song showed a map of Britain with a target sign across it.’
      • ‘Furthermore, two short videos of the band at work in Hook End Manor studio last summer are also being streamed.’
      • ‘You can watch his videos without the sound on and still pick up the spirit of the track.’
      • ‘A video for that song was released in November 2002, but it didn't make the final cut of the album.’
      • ‘Riffing on campy styles ranging from karaoke to '80s rock videos, the tunes are both catchy and hilarious.’
      • ‘This song has an accompanying video, which is often played on FUSE and MTV2.’
      • ‘I'm kinda sold on this song with its accompanying video.’
      • ‘Also the music is so overpowering at times that the film seems more like a pop video than a piece of cinema.’
    2. 2.2A videocassette.
      ‘a blank video’
      [mass noun] ‘the film will soon be released on video’
      • ‘I have it on cassette tapes and videos, the many times he has thanked me for being, and staying in his corner from the very beginning.’
      • ‘You can either donate them on the day or bring them along to be photographed and what they mean to you will be recorded on video, audio tape or in writing.’
      • ‘Five blank videos, various Lynx branded smelly stuff, oh, and some socks.’
      • ‘Ten minutes into the show, the video goes blank.’
      • ‘Think of it as a video / audio tape recorder for your computer.’
      • ‘Now it's being released on video, virtually fanfare-less.’
      • ‘On video, the shots just seem to bounce off him - he is not known for his skill but for his ruggedness and aggression, so it should be an exciting fight.’
      • ‘An erotic life is, for more and more people, that which can be captured in digital photographs and on video.’
      • ‘Just convert your entire video library into DVD discs using a DVD recorder.’
      • ‘Although to a degree the same kind of effect has been brought via cheap blank videos.’
    3. 2.3British A videocassette recorder.
      • ‘We went out to dine last night, so I set the video to tape Maria Callas: Living and Dying for Art and Love.’

verb

  • Record on videotape.

    ‘he declined an invitation to be videoed’
    • ‘A four-hour epic film I'd videoed was cut abruptly minutes before the end.’
    • ‘I've just watched a film which I videoed last night.’
    • ‘And for those who sadly missed this rare live TV performance, it will be shown again on BBC Choice, and I videoed it for repeated viewing pleasure.’
    • ‘I shall be videoing the television coverage, and may even tune in if rain stops play in the Sri Lanka test match, but shan't give it much thought.’
    • ‘I saw 2 episodes that friends video'd, about the same as everyone else I know, despite the fact we all loved the show!’
    • ‘Some residents have resorted to asking friends, unaffected by the interference, to video a programme for them as it is the only way they can watch it clearly.’
    • ‘I'm going to go down in history as the worst organised student ever - I've forgotten to video the next two chemistry programmes as well.’
    • ‘So to ease my pain I've been videoing chunks of afternoon television to remind myself that the cosy world of midweek inactivity isn't necessarily as rosy as I remember.’

Origin

1930s: from Latin videre to see on the pattern of audio.

Pronunciation:

video

/ˈvidēō/