broadcast


1broad·cast

adjective \ˈbrd-ˌkast\

Definition of BROADCAST

1
:  cast or scattered in all directions
2
:  made public by means of radio or television
3
:  of or relating to radio or television broadcasting

First Known Use of BROADCAST

1767

Other Broadcasting Terms

continuity, dissolve, fade, feed, remote, residual, spike, wipe

2broadcast

verb

: 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

broadcast also broad·cast·edbroad·cast·ing

Full Definition of BROADCAST

transitive verb
1
:  to scatter or sow (as seed) over a broad area
2
:  to make widely known
3
:  to transmit or make public by means of radio or television
intransitive verb
1
:  to transmit a broadcast
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

First Known Use of BROADCAST

1813

3broadcast

adverb

Definition of BROADCAST

:  to or over a broad area

First Known Use of BROADCAST

1814

4broadcast

noun

: a radio or television program

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

Full Definition of BROADCAST

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

First Known Use of BROADCAST

1922

Other Broadcasting Terms

continuity, dissolve, fade, feed, remote, residual, spike, wipe

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