footage [foo t-ij] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for footage on noun

  1. length or extent in feet: the footage of lumber.
  2. Mining.
    1. payment by the running foot of work done.
    2. the amount so paid.
  3. a motion-picture scene or scenes: newsreel footage; jungle footage.

Origin of footage First recorded in 1890–95; foot + -age Related formsun·der·foot·age, noun Related Words for footage flick, picture, cinema, show, footage, dailies, rushes, talkie, silent, photoplay Examples from the Web for footage Contemporary Examples of footage

  • Some of the video was crystal clear, but in other footage the figures were just fuzzy shadows in black and white.

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  • Other footage shows him fleeing, keeping to a quick walk, jogging briefly, then walking again as he heads for a subway station.

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  • They were found guilty of practicing habitual debauchery and inciting others to sexual deviance because of the footage.

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  • The cooperation with the Klezmatics was inspired, as the footage is silent.

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  • He told a local newspaper that the footage of him had been taken out of context.

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  • Historical Examples of footage

  • You’d have to set them in a hole and that takes away some footage.

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  • In fact, they called her a “reel hog” and a “glutton for footage.”

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  • I got some footage of the tugs grappling the ship, which was now completely weightless, and pulling her down.

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  • This was a familiar task, the same thing I’d done with all the footage and accounts from the riots in the park.

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  • I cut back to Carrie Johnstone, the footage of her sitting at the board table with Rooney, laughing.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for footage footage noun

    1. a length or distance measured in feet
      1. the extent of film material shot and exposed
      2. the sequences of filmed material
      1. payment, by the linear foot of work done
      2. the amount paid

    Word Origin and History for footage n.

    1892, “piece work system to pay miners;” 1916, “the length of film used in a scene, etc.,” from foot (n.) as a measure of length + -age.

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