Definition of video in English:
noun (plural videos)
- The trust has provided seven school systems with audio and video equipment, including, of course, free cable.
- He moved to visual images and video after he came to the Media Lab.
- And in terms of picture quality, broadcast video beats streaming video in most cases.
- 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.
- It happened less than a month after he met her, while they watched a video of Ingmar Bergman's Persona.
- The picture quality is clear and bright, but only four of the videos are filmed in widescreen, and none are anamorphic.
- 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.
- Riffing on campy styles ranging from karaoke to '80s rock videos, the tunes are both catchy and hilarious.
- 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.
- Just convert your entire video library into DVD discs using a DVD recorder.
- 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.
verb (videos, videoing, videoed)Back to top
- 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 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.
- 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.
1930s: from Latin videre 'to see', on the pattern of audio.
view from Middle English:
View goes back to Latin videre ‘to see’. Review (Late Middle English), first recorded as a noun denoting a formal inspection of military or naval forces, is literally a re-viewing. Video [1930s] is the Latin for ‘I see’ just as audio is the Latin for ‘I hear’. Visa (mid 19th century), evidence that your right to enter a country has been checked, is a shortening of Latin charta visa literally ‘seen paper’.
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