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broadcast

broad·cast

broadcast

 
 
pronunciation:
brawd kaest
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, adjective, adverb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: broadcast, broadcasted, broadcasting, broadcasts
definition 1: to transmit over television or radio.
The radio station broadcasts the news at seven o'clock.The show will be broadcast live from Washington.
synonyms:
radio, telecast, televise, transmit
similar words:
carry, publicize, send
definition 2: to spread broadly over an area; disseminate.
Don't broadcast what I've just told you over the whole school.The seed should be broadcast evenly over the soil.
synonyms:
disperse, disseminate, sow, spread
similar words:
circulate, dispense, distribute, noise, propagate, scatter, sprinkle, strew, transmit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to transmit a program or message over radio or television.
What frequency does the station broadcast on?We broadcast to a huge audience.
synonyms:
radio, telecast, televise
similar words:
transmit
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a single television or radio program.
The television broadcast of the wedding was watched by millions of people.Did you see last night's broadcast of the news?
synonyms:
program, show, telecast
definition 2: anything that is transmitted over television or radio.
The troops listened to the military broadcasts on the camp radio.They were accused of making illegal broadcasts.Did you hear the broadcast of the names of the winners?
synonyms:
telecast, transmission
similar words:
bulletin
definition 3: a method of sowing seed by scattering it randomly over the soil.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: transmitted over television or radio.
synonyms:
on the air
definition 2: of or pertaining to transmission over television or radio.
broadcast journalism
similar words:
radio
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part of speech: adverb
definition: so as to be widely disseminated over an area.
similar words:
far and wide
derivation: broadcaster (n.)
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