verb (used with object), broad·cast or broad·cast·ed, broad·cast·ing.
verb (used without object), broad·cast or broad·cast·ed, broad·cast·ing.
Origin of broadcast
Related Words for broadcastannouncement, publication, show, transmission, program, advertisement, performance, simulcast, newscast, relay, televise, communicate, send, air, beam, transmit, announce, circulate, disseminate, distribute
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Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of broadcast
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
verb -casts, -casting, -cast or -casted
- 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
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.