- to transmit (programs) from a radio or television station.
- to speak, perform, sponsor, or present on a radio or television program: The president will broadcast his message on all stations tonight.
- to cast or scatter abroad over an area, as seed in sowing.
- to spread widely; disseminate: She broadcast the good news all over town.
- to indicate unwittingly to another (one's next action); telegraph: He broadcast his punch and the other man was able to parry it.
- to transmit programs or signals from a radio or television station.
- to make something known widely; disseminate something.
- to speak, perform, sponsor, or present all or part of a radio or television program: The Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts every Saturday on our local station.
- something that is broadcast.
- a single radio or television program.
- the broadcasting of radio or television messages, speeches, etc.
- a single period of broadcasting
- a method of sowing by scattering seed.
- (of programs) transmitted from a radio or television station.
- of or relating to broadcasting.
- cast abroad or all over an area, as seed scattered widely.
- so as to reach the greatest number of people by radio or television: The vital news was sent broadcast to inform the entire nation.
- so as to be cast abroad over an area: seed sown broadcast.
Origin of broadcast
Examples from the Web for broadcast
In fact, Americans had to wait several hours until film of the event reached New York for it to be broadcast.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
More than 20 million people tuned in to a broadcast network drama and saw two gay men have explicit sex.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014
December 30, 2014
If you look at the newspapers, it's all broadcast all over the place.Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters
December 22, 2014
Thank you, FCC, for all the football that is broadcast on Thanksgiving Day.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam
P. J. O’Rourke
November 27, 2014
The Internet news agency slon.ru compiled a list of all the mistakes in the broadcast by Channel 1.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS
Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova
November 16, 2014
The address to the crowd at the Capitol was broadcast on a loudspeaker.
A moment later the red bulb blinked out and the broadcast was ended.The Second Voice
The flashlights and the broadcast would be useless against them.Vulcan's Workshop
Either that, or our rationales were torn free and only our emotions are broadcast.Cogito, Ergo Sum
John Foster West
A futuristic touch, that—we'd say the cart ran on broadcast power.Question of Comfort
- to transmit (announcements or programmes) on radio or television
- (intr) to take part in a radio or television programme
- (tr) to make widely known throughout an areato broadcast news
- (tr) to scatter (seed, etc) over an area, esp by hand
- a transmission or programme on radio or television
- (as modifier)a broadcast signal
- the act of scattering seeds
- (as modifier)the broadcast method of sowing
- dispersed over a wide areabroadcast seeds
- far and wideseeds to be sown broadcast
Word Origin and History for broadcast
1767, adjective, in reference to the spreading of seed, from broad (adj.) + past participle of cast (v.). Figurative use is recorded from 1785. Modern media use began with radio (1922, adjective and noun). As a verb, recorded from 1813 in an agricultural sense, 1829 in a figurative sense, 1921 in reference to radio.