[tel-i-kast, -kahst]

verb (used with or without object), tel·e·cast or tel·e·cast·ed, tel·e·cast·ing.


a television broadcast.

Origin of telecast

First recorded in 1935–40; tele(vision) + (broad)cast
Related formstel·e·cast·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for telecast

transmission, program, show, newscast, simulcast

Examples from the Web for telecast

Contemporary Examples of telecast

Historical Examples of telecast

  • What's the dope on this statement that was on telecast a few minutes ago?

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • He had time to wonder whether he ought to buzz Karin on the telecast.

    Beyond The Thunder

    H. B. Hickey

  • "Only by telecast, back Sol-side," she replied, helping herself.

    Uller Uprising

    Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr

  • "Well, that telecast was a fake; that's been established," somebody on the left heckled.

    Time Crime

    H. Beam Piper

  • Kostran will deliver his speech in dumb-show, and we'll dub the sound in and telecast them as one.

    Time Crime

    H. Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for telecast


verb -casts, -casting, -cast or -casted

to broadcast (a programme) by television


a television broadcast
Derived Formstelecaster, noun
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Word Origin and History for telecast

1937, from tele(vision) + (broad)cast. The verb is recorded from 1940.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper