Definition of video in English:

video

noun

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

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

    ‘she could post videos of the event on the Internet’
    ‘they sat down to watch a video’
    as modifier ‘a site on which people can post their own video clips’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Throughout his busy day, Paul finds time to look for Harry but also to film a video, record some songs, and daydream.’
    • ‘Students even use them in the gym, whether to watch instructional videos or to download iTunes music for gymnastics routines.’
    • ‘He's noticed that this is what teachers always do with the dumb kids - make them watch videos.’
    • ‘This series comes with a guide book for using the videos as course material.’
    • ‘His life changed forever when he watched a video of the cult film The Blues Brothers, starring John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And we should also be even more shocked when some people just don't care and just want to watch the video again.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Earlier the bench, chaired by Janet Child, had watched a video filmed by Elliott as she photographed the two women.’
    • ‘At night, I watched videos people had recorded of the abuses as they took place.’
    • ‘The picture quality is clear and bright, but only four of the videos are filmed in widescreen, and none are anamorphic.’
    • ‘If a moviegoer tried watching a video with the sound off, the silence would be deafening.’
    • ‘I also remember seeing the newsreel of the promo for the film on a video at Cliff's house.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There is a sublimely deadpan scene of Hunter and Arquette sitting around watching crash-test-dummy videos.’
    • ‘In a scene played for laughs, he even watches a video about voodoo so he can render her powerless to resist his advances.’
    • ‘Over in the New Concept wing, the preschoolers watch a video narrated by Ossie Davis on how snow is made.’
    • ‘It happened less than a month after he met her, while they watched a video of Ingmar Bergman's Persona.’
    • ‘The Ring made watching the video scary, and The Grudge… well, try walking into a dark room after you've seen it.’
    cd, disc, record, single, album
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    1. 2.1 A short film made by a pop or rock group to accompany a song.
      ‘a pop video’
      • ‘Riffing on campy styles ranging from karaoke to '80s rock videos, the tunes are both catchy and hilarious.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Also the music is so overpowering at times that the film seems more like a pop video than a piece of cinema.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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?’
      • ‘A video for that song was released in November 2002, but it didn't make the final cut of the album.’
      • ‘Bowie then introduces a video from CBC television of footage from Ethiopia, cut to the Cars' song ‘Drive’.’
      • ‘The video that accompanied the song showed a map of Britain with a target sign across it.’
    2. 2.2British A video recorder.
      ‘he set the video’
      • ‘We went out to dine last night, so I set the video to tape Maria Callas: Living and Dying for Art and Love.’
    3. 2.3 A video cassette.
      ‘a blank video’
      as modifier ‘a video library’
      mass noun ‘the film will soon be released on video’
      • ‘Now it's being released on video, virtually fanfare-less.’
      • ‘Think of it as a video / audio tape recorder for your computer.’
      • ‘Ten minutes into the show, the video goes blank.’
      • ‘An erotic life is, for more and more people, that which can be captured in digital photographs and on video.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Although to a degree the same kind of effect has been brought via cheap blank videos.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Just convert your entire video library into DVD discs using a DVD recorder.’
      • ‘Five blank videos, various Lynx branded smelly stuff, oh, and some socks.’
      recording, cassette, tape recording
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]British
  • 1Make a video recording of (something broadcast on television)

    ‘how many programmes have you videoed and never managed to watch?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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've just watched a film which I videoed last night.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘A four-hour epic film I'd videoed was cut abruptly minutes before the end.’
    make a record of, make a recording of, tape, tape-record
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  • 2Film with a video camera.

    ‘he videoed our wedding’
    • ‘In some cases, interviews can be videoed and Police video units are being upgraded to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities.’
    • ‘So she packed up and headed to Israel to video it.’
    • ‘While others photographed and videoed the wreck, my buddy and I explored it close-up, venturing into the helicopter hangar among other places.’
    • ‘The purpose: to video the Prince's daughter's wedding.’
    • ‘The race has been videoed and this tape is the second piece of evidence the stewards rely on.’
    • ‘What made it an even greater pleasure was that parents and pals were taking photographs and videoing the whole thing.’
    • ‘If you're videoing a central character or object, take note of the background (whatever is behind the person or object) and avoid unbalancing elements such as trees or poles.’
    • ‘Between then and May 22 there were three face-to-face meetings between them and each time they were videoed and audio recorded.’
    • ‘A group were bullying a lad at school and videoing his beatings on their phones, before sending on video clips to fellow pupils.’
    • ‘We'd hired an old fashioned car for the day, a photographer and someone to video the whole thing for us.’
    • ‘The Wasps need an experienced cameraman to video matches, an important role as tapes of incidents may have to be sent to the Rugby Football League for judgement.’
    • ‘Winders also claims that the test was videoed by a television station, which may be correct, though I've no memory of such involvement, at all.’
    • ‘And all the time they continue to video the family, bonding, breaking and ultimately falling apart.’
    • ‘Tom Hardwick gave a wonderful illustrated lecture on how to video a wedding.’
    • ‘We photographed and videoed the fantastic creature.’
    • ‘I beg you, please get someone with a camcorder to video you doing this talk.’
    • ‘Ref blows the full-time whistle and you video the teams shaking hands and walking off the field.’
    • ‘The Friedmans had been very quick to embrace home movie technology - so much so that they videoed the minutiae of their daily lives.’
    • ‘Each of her shows is exhaustively videoed, with photographers allowed to take close-up shots, a practice that verges on the creepy.’
    • ‘Uncle Rico lives in a trailer and is stuck in the past, reliving his glory days as a football also-ran by videoing himself throwing balls.’
    film, photograph, get a photo of, get a photograph of, take a photo of, take a photograph of, get photographs of, take photographs of, get a picture of, take a picture of, get pictures of, take pictures of, take someone's photo, take someone's picture, get a snap of, get a snapshot of, take a snap of, take a snapshot of, take, snap, capture on celluloid, capture on film, record on celluloid, record on film
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

video

/ˈvɪdɪəʊ/