noun, plural ra·di·os.
verb (used with object), ra·di·oed, ra·di·o·ing.
verb (used without object), ra·di·oed, ra·di·o·ing.
- radin, paul,
- radio astronomy,
- radio beacon,
- radio beam,
- radio car,
- radio collar
Origin of radio
Origin of radio-
Examples from the Web for radio
During coverage of that issue, Farrell went on a WSMB AM radio talk show to defend Duke.
It is impossible to calculate the full effect that watching this on television, listening on the radio must have had on Sam.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although a hit in Britain, the movie flopped after opening at Radio City in New York.
They were racing toward the corner of Tompkins and Myrtle avenues with Johnson at the wheel when another call came over the radio.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why would they listen to the radio when they can see the outside world?North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom|Lizzie Crocker|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Sun-tap demolished, this was to be expected, and by the same token, radio communication should now be practical.The Secret of the Ninth Planet|Donald Allen Wollheim
There is no radio or television, the motor car is no more than a plaything for the rich.Tartarin de Tarascon|Alphonse Daudet
But about this time something happened that took the minds of the radio boys from Buck Looker and his trouble making.The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass|Allen Chapman
Secure in my moon kingdom I shoot deliberately, quietly, when I will, and I direct my projectiles by radio.The Moon Colony|William Dixon Bell
We can have a radio talk once in a while, Dan returned glumly.Dave Darrin and the German Submarines|H. Irving Hancock
noun plural -os
- the occupation or profession concerned with any aspect of the broadcasting of sound radio programmeshe's in radio
- (modifier)relating to, produced for, or transmitted by sound radioradio drama
- of, relating to, employed in, or sent by radio signalsa radio station
- of, concerned with, using, or operated by radio frequenciesradio spectrum
verb -os, -oing or -oed
Word Origin for radio
Word Origin for radio-
"wireless transmission of voice signals with radio waves," 1907, abstracted from earlier combinations such as radio-receiver (1903), radiophone (1881), radio-telegraphy (1898), from radio- as a comb. form of Latin radius "beam." Use for "radio receiver" is first attested 1913; sense of "sound broadcasting as a medium" is from 1913.
It is not a dream, but a probability that the radio will demolish blocs, cut the strings of red tape, actuate the voice "back home," dismantle politics and entrench the nation's executive in a position of power unlike that within the grasp of any executive in the world's history. ["The Reading Eagle," Reading, Pa., U.S.A., March 16, 1924]
Wireless remained more widespread until World War II, when military preference for radio turned the tables. As an adjective by 1912, "by radio transmission;" meaning "controlled by radio" from 1974. Radio _______ "radio station or service from _______" is recorded from 1920. A radio shack (1946) was a small building housing radio equipment.
1916, from radio (n.). Related: Radioed; radioing.
word-forming element meaning 1. "ray, ray-like" (see radius); 2. "radial, radially" (see radial (adj.)); 3. "by means of radiant energy" (see radiate (v.)); 4. "radioactive" (see radioactive); 5. "by radio" (see radio (n.)).