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movie

[moo-vee] /ˈmu vi/
noun
2.
motion-picture theater (often preceded by the):
The movie is next-door to the hardware store.
3.
movies.
  1. motion pictures, as an industry (usually preceded by the):
    The movies have had to raise prices.
  2. motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment:
    gangster movies.
  3. the exhibition of a motion picture:
    an evening at the movies.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; mov(ing picture) + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for the-movie

movie

/ˈmuːvɪ/
noun
1.
  1. an informal word for film (sense 1)
  2. (as modifier): movie ticket
Word Origin
C20: from mov(ing picture) + -ie
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Word Origin and History for the-movie

movie

n.

1912 (perhaps 1908), shortened form of moving picture in the cinematographic sense (1896). As an adjective from 1913. Movie star attested from 1913. Another early name for it was photoplay.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for the-movie
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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