broadcast

adjective
broad·cast | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌkast \

Definition of broadcast 

(Entry 1 of 4)

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

broadcast

verb
broadcast also broadcasted; broadcasting

Definition of broadcast (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to scatter or sow (seed or something similar) 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

broadcast

adverb

Definition of broadcast (Entry 3 of 4)

: to or over a broad area

broadcast

noun

Definition of broadcast (Entry 4 of 4)

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

2 : a single radio or television program

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Other words from broadcast

Verb

broadcaster noun

Examples of broadcast in a Sentence

Verb

The station broadcasts the symphony live every Friday night. The interview was broadcast from London. If you tell her anything about your personal life she'll broadcast it to everyone in the office. broadcast fertilizer on the lawn

Noun

Did you hear the broadcast of last night's game? The judge decided to allow broadcast of the trial.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

His specialized media approach — including manipulable online data feeds, a global newswire, and extensive magazine and broadcast outlets — have turned the business of business news upside down. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "18 Biographies of the Most Successful People in Business," 22 June 2018 Within a week of the 2017 strikes, Syrian media broadcast photographs showing that the base was operative again. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Syria defiant as Trump orders missile strikes after chemical attack," 14 Apr. 2018 The NW Regional Emmys recognize broadcast excellence in five states – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The Oregonian/oregonlive, OregonLive.com, "Newspaper corrections for April 13, 2018," 13 Apr. 2018 This week, beginning Monday through game day, Kraft will also support its #FamilyGreatly initiative with a social, digital and broadcast media campaign, including a pregame TV ad airing just before kickoff that will invite families to participate. Erik Brady, USA TODAY, "Ad Meter: Kraft's Super Bowl commercial will be a last-minute 'family' frenzy," 29 Jan. 2018 Although the show sometimes pushes a bit hard to find a hopeful conclusion in a tight, broadcast TV hour, 'The Car' ends on the right note. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "Recap: 'This Is Us' takes a drive through family life with Jack Pearson," 7 Feb. 2018 Stocker, 47, has the most broadcast experience of the three, having worked the last 14 years as a college baseball analyst for the Pac-12 Network and CBS Sports Network. Matt Gelb, Philly.com, "Phillies hire three men named Kevin (Frandsen, Jordan, Stocker) for radio broadcast team," 8 Jan. 2018 Besides, according to Politico, the Federal Communications Commission doesn't even issue broadcast licenses to networks, but to individual stations. Greg Larose, NOLA.com, "Jefferson Parish early voting for Saturday's election barely hits 2 percent," 11 Oct. 2017 In 1950, only nine percent of American households owned a television set, and most networks didn’t even broadcast daytime programming. Jackie Mansky, Smithsonian, "How Watching Congressional Hearings Became an American Pastime," 8 June 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

And then out of the darkness, broadcast live on TV, a grimy paramedic emerged with Baby Jessica in his arms, bandaged and dirty and alive. Karina Bland, azcentral, "We're looking for hope, and we see it in the faces of the rescued boys in Thailand," 9 July 2018 While officials usually appeal to Syrians abroad to return during television appearances and interviews, this is the first formal appeal broadcast on official media. Fox News, "Syrian government calls on refugees to return home," 4 July 2018 While officials usually appeal to Syrians abroad to return during television appearances and interviews, this is the first formal appeal broadcast on official media. NBC News, "Syrian government calls on refugees to return home," 4 July 2018 The case turned into a media circus as salacious and violent details about Arias and Alexander were broadcast live around the world. Fox News, "Appeal by Jodi Arias cites 'circus-like atmosphere' at trial," 6 July 2018 The 2018 Tour de France will be broadcast live on NBC or NBCSN and and NBC Sports Gold with commentary by Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwin. Gina Martinez, Time, "Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Tour de France," 6 July 2018 The 70th Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Anita Bennett, Fortune, "Diversity Takes Center Stage at 2018 Emmy Nominations," 12 July 2018 After retiring from the NASCAR Cup Series at the end of the 2017 season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. made the switch to broadcasting with NBC Sports. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Grading Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first NASCAR race broadcasts," 11 July 2018 British cave-divers improvised underwater breathing equipment with a bicycle pump and garden hose in the 1930s, and broadcast a BBC radio programme from an underwater cavern in Somerset. The Economist, "A cave rescue in Thailand shows Britain’s skill at spelunking," 11 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Crotty, who played for seven NBA teams in 11 seasons including Miami in 1997, has done the Heat's radio broadcasts for 12 years and was the team's studio analyst for the last six seasons. Manny Navarro, miamiherald, "Heat's new broadcast pairing of Eric Reid, John Crotty in Vegas to work on chemistry," 7 July 2018 The Queen and Prince Philip hosted him at Buckingham Palace and exchanged signed photos of themselves, while a television crew captured the occasion for a documentary called the Royal Family, broadcast later that year. Ciara Nugent, Time, "Here's How Every Meeting Between the Queen and a U.S. President Went," 12 July 2018 Categories include all grade levels and every subject, from math to broadcast journalism. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "North County School News, July 12," 12 July 2018 Connors will join NBC10’s 11 a.m. weekday news broadcast. Nick Vadala, Philly.com, "NBC10 adds new morning weekend anchor to news team," 12 July 2018 But esports doesn’t need linear broadcast to keep thriving. Eric Van Allen, WIRED, "Live on ESPN: Is Esports Finally Ready for Its Crossover Moment?," 11 July 2018 Both take place in large stadiums under bright lights with players in shiny uniforms, broadcast to a national television audience. Andy Benoit, SI.com, "NFL and College Football Are Not the Same Game," 11 July 2018 The broadcast stars principal dancers Marianela Núñez as Odette/Odile and Vadim Muntagirov as Siegfried. Claudia Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Claudia Bauer’s dance pick," 5 July 2018 The academy is still looking for the right person to run its broadcast program on a day-to-day basis. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "KC Urban Youth Academy contributing more than just baseball fields," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of broadcast

Adjective

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1744, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Adverb

1743, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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broadcast

verb

English Language Learners Definition of broadcast

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

English Language Learners Definition of broadcast (Entry 2 of 2)

: a radio or television program

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

broadcast

verb
broad·cast | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌkast \
broadcast; broadcasting

Kids Definition of broadcast

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

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

3 : to scatter far and wide broadcast seeds

Other words from broadcast

broadcaster noun

broadcast

noun

Kids Definition of broadcast (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an act of broadcasting

2 : a radio or television program

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