from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To transmit (a radio or television program) for public or general use.
- transitive v. To send out or communicate, especially by radio or television: The agency broadcast an urgent appeal for medical supplies.
- transitive v. To make known over a wide area: broadcast rumors. See Synonyms at announce.
- transitive v. To sow (seed) over a wide area, especially by hand.
- intransitive v. To transmit a radio or television program for public or general use.
- intransitive v. To be on the air: The station begins broadcasting at 6 A.M.
- intransitive v. To participate in a radio or television program.
- intransitive v. To send a transmission or signal; transmit.
- n. Transmission of a radio or television program or signal for public use.
- n. A radio or television program: watched the morning news broadcast.
- n. The duration of such a program.
- n. The act of scattering seed.
- adj. Communicated by means of television or radio.
- adj. Of or relating to television or radio communications: broadcast journalism; the print and broadcast media.
- adj. Widely known.
- adj. Scattered over a wide area.
- adv. In a scattered manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. cast or scattered widely, in all directions
- n. A transmission of a radio or television programme aired to be received by anyone with a receiver.
- n. A programme (show, bulletin, documentary ...) so transmitted.
- n. The act of scattering seed.
- v. To transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means
- v. To transmit a message over a wide area
- v. To appear as speaker, presenter or performer in a broadcast program
- v. To sow seeds over a wide area
- v. To send an email in a single transmission to a (typically large) number of people
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of broadcast.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A casting or throwing seed in all directions, as from the hand in sowing.
- n. an act of broadcasting; specifically, a program in which sounds or images are transmitted in all directions from a radio or television station; -- usually referring to a scheduled program on a commercial or public service radio or television station, using the normal radio frequencies for those media, in contrast to a radiotelephone conversation, which may also be transmitted in all directions, but is intended for receipt by a base station in the telephone network.
- adj. Cast or dispersed in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; widely diffused.
- adj. Scattering in all directions (as a method of sowing); -- opposed to planting in hills, or rows.
- adv. So as to scatter or be scattered in all directions; so as to spread widely, as seed from the hand in sowing, or news from the press.
- v. to cast or disperse in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; to diffuse widely.
- v. to transmit (sounds, images, or other signals) in all directions from a radio or television station.
- v. to disseminate (information, a speech, an advertisement, etc.) from a radio or television station.
- v. to spread (information, news, gossip) widely by any means.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Cast or dispersed upon the ground with the hand, as seed in sowing: opposed to sowed in drills or rows.
- Widely spread or diffused.
- n. In agriculture, a method of sowing in which the seed is thrown from the hand in handfuls.
- By scattering or throwing at large from the hand: as, to sow broadcast.
- So as to disseminate widely; in wide dissemination.
- To sow broadcast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. message that is transmitted by radio or television
- v. broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
- v. sow over a wide area, especially by hand
- n. a radio or television show
- v. cause to become widely known
broad + cast (Wiktionary)