from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A film or movie.
- n. A movie theater.
- n. Films or movies considered as a group.
- n. The film or movie industry.
- n. The art or technique of making films or movies; filmmaking.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a film
- n. a movie theatre, a movie house
- n. film or movies as a group
- n. the film and movie industry
- n. the art of making films and movies
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the art of creating motion pictures; ; -- often used in the phrase the cinema.
- n. a theater where motion pictures are shown.
- n. same as motion picture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medium that disseminates moving pictures
- n. a theater where films are shown
French cinéma, short for cinématographe; see cinematograph.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French cinéma, shortening of cinématographe (term coined by the Lumière brothers in the 1890s), from Ancient Greek κίνημα (kinēma, "movement") (Wiktionary)