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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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First Known Use of broadcast

1764

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broadcast

verb broad·cast

Definition of broadcast

broadcast

also

broadcasted

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broadcasting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to scatter or sow (seed or something similar) 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

broadcaster

noun

Examples of broadcast in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of broadcast

1744


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broadcast

adverb broad·cast

Definition of broadcast

  1. :  to or over a broad area

First Known Use of broadcast

1743


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broadcast

noun broad·cast

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 in a Sentence

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

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

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First Known Use of broadcast

1922

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BROADCAST Defined for English Language Learners

broadcast

verb

Definition of broadcast for English Language Learners

  • : 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

noun

Definition of broadcast for English Language Learners

  • : a radio or television program

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


BROADCAST Defined for Kids

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broadcast

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verb broad·cast \ˈbrȯd-ˌkast\

Definition of broadcast for Students

broadcast

;

broadcasting

  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

broadcaster

noun

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broadcast

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noun broad·cast

Definition of broadcast for Students

  1. 1 :  an act of broadcasting

  2. 2 :  a radio or television program



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