Footage is a section of film or video that's been shot or recorded. A TV news station might play dramatic footage of a tornado's aftermath.

A film clip or a scene from a movie in production are both footage. Part of a film editor's job is combining all the best footage into a longer piece. Another kind of footage is a way to measure space — when you're selling a house, you'll need to advertise its size, or square footage. The film meaning dates from 1916, from foot as a unit of measurement, in this case of a length of film.

Definitions of footage
  1. noun
    film that has been shot
    “they had stock footage of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes”
    “he edited the news footage
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    type of:
    film, photographic film
    photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
  2. noun
    a rate of charging by the linear foot of work done
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    type of:
    charge per unit, rate
    amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
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