[pod-kast, ‐kahst]Digital Technology
  1. a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer: Download or subscribe to daily, one-hour podcasts of our radio show.
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to record and upload as a podcast: He podcasts once a week on various topics. She podcasts her lectures.

Origin of podcast

First recorded in 2000-05; (i)pod + (broad)cast
Related formspod·cast·er, noun
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  1. an audio file similar to a radio broadcast, which can be downloaded and listened to on a computer, mp3 player, mobile phone, etc
verb -casts, -casting, -cast or -casted
  1. (intr) to create such files and make them available for downloading
  2. (tr) to make (music, interviews, etc) available using this format
Derived Formspodcaster, nounpodcasting, noun

Word Origin for podcast

from i (Pod) + broad (cast)
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Word Origin and History for podcast

2004, noun and verb, from pod-, from iPod, brand of portable media player, + second element abstracted from broadcast. Related: Podcasting.

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