[ pod-kast, ‐kahst ]
/ ˈpɒdˌkæst, ‐ˌkɑst /
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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)

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 forms

pod·cast·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for podcaster


/ (ˈpɒdˌkɑːst) /


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

(intr) to create such files and make them available for downloading
(tr) to make (music, interviews, etc) available using this format

Derived Forms

podcaster, nounpodcasting, noun

Word Origin for podcast

from i (Pod) + broad (cast)
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