live stream

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variants or less commonly livestream or live-stream
live streamed also livestreamed or live-streamed; live streaming also livestreaming or live-streaming; live streams also livestreams or live-streams

transitive verb

: to broadcast (an event) over the Internet for live viewing : to broadcast a live stream of
… NBC's streaming service Peacock will live stream all the network's Beijing coverage … Sam Kieldsen
A July 22 event was live streamed via Apple Music to a reported 3.3 million viewers, possibly a record for the service … Olivia Evans
For those who prefer to take part in the ceremony from home, the service will also be live streamed on the Town's YouTube channel.
The public broadcaster decided not to livestream the speech by the founder of a separatist group the government is seeking to ban … Paul Yeung
also : to watch (an event) by connecting to a live stream
… here are the sports you can live stream and watch on TV … Jesse Campigotto
With a monthly membership, you can live-stream these … music-filled classes seven days a week. Dale Arden Chong
They can either live stream the footage on their app to see and speak to the person in front of the camera, or communicate with them via a smart display or smart TV device. Aliza Vigderman and Gabe Turner

live stream

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variants or less commonly livestream or live-stream
plural live streams also livestreams or live-streams
: a broadcast streamed over the Internet for live viewing
Over 600,000 viewers watched the live stream of the [spacecraft] launch on YouTube. Loree Seitz and Lawrence Yee
The event was also shown across the world on a free live stream Dianne Bourne
Mobile devices are the primary platforms for watching a live stream Hyung-Min Kim and Seongcheol Kim
… most counties are required to set up a 24-hour live stream during ballot counting. Amber Phillips
… I fired up the ol' computer and dialed up the livestream that promised to let me watch Paxton say something, anything, about ethics. Ken Herman
often used before another noun
a live stream eventa live stream channel

Word History

First Known Use


1997, in the meaning defined above


1995, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of live stream was in 1995

Dictionary Entries Near live stream

Cite this Entry

“Live stream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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