- the act of transmitting speech, music, visual images, etc., as by radio or television.
- radio or television as a business or profession: She's training for a career in broadcasting.
Origin of broadcasting
- 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
Related Wordstransmission, television, radio, performing, reporting, transmitting, airing, newscasting
Examples from the Web for broadcasting
Imagine if hackers from Saudi Arabia said that any TV station in America broadcasting feminists and gays would be attacked?The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror
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But Broadcasting & Cable reported that last year, it was a $55 million enterprise.How TMZ Claims Its Celebrity Scalps, Like Ray Rice
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Can you imagine an American broadcasting company asking an Englishman to take charge of it?A Well-Spoken Invasion:The Brits Taking Over American Media
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Instead of broadcasting from this new station, he announced plans to form a sovereign nation.Welcome to Sealand: a Sovereign Nation
February 20, 2014
Indecency in broadcasting became a major concern, and CBS was fined over half a million dollars.The Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows
February 2, 2014
After that, if there is any need for the broadcasting of heat, we will furnish it ourselves.
These broadcasting stations have sending ranges as high as 1,000 miles.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
And have you radiating the fact like a broadcasting station?Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
Proudly now he walked the earth, broadcasting the favor of his smile on every side.Sundry Accounts
Irvin S. Cobb
He had an appointment to talk to Leda Crannon, but he had no intention of broadcasting it.Unwise Child
Gordon Randall Garrett
- 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 broadcasting
1922, verbal noun from broadcast (v.).
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.