Definitions for broadcastˈbrɔdˌkæst, -ˌkɑst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
broad•castˈbrɔdˌkæst, -ˌkɑst(v.)-cast; -cast•ed, -cast•ing
(v.t.)to transmit (programs) from a radio or television station.
to speak, perform, or present on a radio or television program.
to cast or scatter abroad over an area, as seed in sowing.
to spread widely; disseminate.
(v.i.)to transmit programs or signals from a radio or television station.
to make something known widely; disseminate something.
to speak, perform, or present all or part of a radio or television program.
(n.)something that is broadcast.
a single radio or television program.
a single period of broadcasting.
a method of sowing by scattering seed.
(adj.)(of programs) transmitted from a radio or television station.
of or pertaining to broadcasting.
cast abroad or all over an area, as seed scattered widely.
(adv.)so as to reach or be cast abroad over a wide area.
Origin of broadcast:
1760–70; orig. as adv.
message that is transmitted by radio or television
broadcast, program, programme(verb)
a radio or television show
"did you see his program last night?"
air, send, broadcast, beam, transmit(verb)
broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
"We cannot air this X-rated song"
sow over a wide area, especially by hand
circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around(verb)
cause to become widely known
"spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
***to transmit to TV or radio
***a speech that will be broadcast live; ***TV stations broadcasting a weather warning
a TV or radio program
***the station's first broadcast
A transmission of a radio or television programme aired to be received by anyone with a receiver.
A programme (show, bulletin, documentary ...) so transmitted.
The act of scattering seed.
To transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means
To transmit a message over a wide area
To appear as speaker, presenter or performer in a broadcast program
To sow seeds over a wide area
To send an email in a single transmission to a (typically large) number of people
cast or scattered widely, in all directions
Origin: broad + cast
a casting or throwing seed in all directions, as from the hand in sowing
cast or dispersed in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; widely diffused
scattering in all directions (as a method of sowing); -- opposed to planting in hills, or rows
so as to scatter or be scattered in all directions; so as to spread widely, as seed from the hand in sowing, or news from the press
Translations for broadcast
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to send out (radio and TV programmes etc)
He broadcasts regularly.
- transmitirPortuguese (BR)
- transmittere; sendeDanish
- εκπέμπω, μεταδίδωGreek
- eetrisse andmaEstonian
- پخش کردنFarsi
- प्रसारित करनाHindi
- (rádión, televízión) ad, sugározHungarian
- melakukan siaran, menyiarkanIndonesian
- pārraidīt (pa radio, televīziju)Latvian
- kringkaste, sende utNorwegian
- پخش کردنPersian
- خپور کولPashto
- a difuza, a transmiteRomanian
- передавать; выступатьRussian
- sända [ut]Swedish
- yayın yapmak, yayınlamakTurkish
- 廣播Chinese (Trad.)
- نشر کرناUrdu
- phát điVietnamese
- 广播Chinese (Simp.)
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