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adjective broad·cast \ˈbrȯd-ˌkast\

Definition of broadcast

  1. 1 :  cast or scattered in all directions

  2. 2 :  made public by means of radio or television

  3. 3 :  of or relating to radio or television broadcasting




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broadcast

verb broad·cast

Simple Definition of broadcast

  • : to send out (signals, programs, etc.) by radio or television

  • : to tell (something that is private or secret) to many people

  • : to throw (something, such as seeds) across a wide area of the ground

Full Definition of broadcast

broadcast also broad·cast·edbroad·cast·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to scatter or sow (as seed) over a broad area

  3. 2 :  to make widely known

  4. 3 :  to transmit or make public by means of radio or television

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to transmit a broadcast

  7. 2 :  to speak or perform on a broadcast program

broad·cast·er noun

Examples of broadcast

  1. The station broadcasts the symphony live every Friday night.

  2. The interview was broadcast from London.

  3. If you tell her anything about your personal life she'll broadcast it to everyone in the office.

  4. broadcast fertilizer on the lawn



1813

First Known Use of broadcast

1813


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broadcast

adverb broad·cast

Definition of broadcast

  1. :  to or over a broad area



1814

First Known Use of broadcast

1814


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broadcast

noun broad·cast

Simple Definition of broadcast

  • : a radio or television program

  • : the act of sending out radio or television signals : the act of broadcasting something

Full Definition of broadcast

  1. 1 :  the act of transmitting sound or images by radio or television

  2. 2 :  a single radio or television program

Examples of broadcast

  1. Did you hear the broadcast of last night's game?

  2. The judge decided to allow broadcast of the trial.



1922

First Known Use of broadcast

1922

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BROADCAST Defined for Kids

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broadcast

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verb broad·cast \ˈbrȯd-ˌkast\

Definition of broadcast

broadcastbroad·cast·ing

  1. 1 :  to send out by radio or television from a transmitting station <The speech will be broadcast.>

  2. 2 :  to make widely known <It's a secret, so don't broadcast it.>

  3. 3 :  to scatter far and wide <broadcast seeds>

broad·cast·er noun



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broadcast

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noun broad·cast

Definition of broadcast

  1. 1 :  an act of broadcasting

  2. 2 :  a radio or television program





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