broadcast

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  • UK: IPA(key): /ˈbrɔːdkɑːst/, IPA(key): /ˈbrɔːdkæst/
  • US: IPA(key): /ˈbɹɔdkæst/
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Etymology[edit]

broad + cast

Adjective[edit]

broadcast (comparative more broadcast, superlative most broadcast)

  1. cast or scattered widely, in all directions
  2. relating to transmissions of messages or signals via radio waves or electronic means

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Noun[edit]

broadcast (plural broadcasts)

  1. A transmission of a radio or television programme aired to be received by anyone with a receiver.
  2. A programme (show, bulletin, documentary, and so on) so transmitted.
  3. (dated) The act of scattering seed.

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Verb[edit]

broadcast (third-person singular simple present broadcasts, present participle broadcasting, simple past and past participle broadcast or broadcasted)

  1. To transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means
    • 2013 November 15, “Shakespeare broadcast direct into schools for first time”, ITV:
      The Royal Shakespeare Company will today become the first theatre in the UK to broadcast Shakespeare direct into schools. A production of Richard II, starring David Tennant in the title role, is going to be streamed free of charge into classrooms up and down the country.
  2. To transmit a message over a wide area
  3. To appear as speaker, presenter or performer in a broadcast program
  4. (archaic) To sow seeds over a wide area
    • 2013 November 9, Sarah Price, “Breathing new life into an old garden [print edition: New life, old garden]”[1], The Daily Telegraph (Gardening), page G1, archived from the original on November 16, 2013:
      I wanted to grow my own cut flowers for the big day so three months earlier I broadcasted an annual seed mix across a few recently cleared borders.
  5. To send an email in a single transmission to a (typically large) number of people
  6. simple past tense and past participle of broadcast

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