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
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Surely the most significant feature of this broadcast is the unprofessional way in which I took the sheep coat off my youngest towards the end.
I have to say - despite some reservations - Tim is by far the best among what we called broadcast journalists today.
Then the seed was sown as the grass seed was, that is, by the method we term broadcast sowing.
She's terrified about what's going on and doesn't want her name broadcast.
Imagine if he did become president: he could be telling the world, in a live broadcast from the Oval Office, that he had, on a whim, pre-emptively launched a nuclear strike on Belgium, and no one would pay any attention because we would all be transfixed by his hair.
Lead commentators, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean broadcast from a remote area.
Five hundred watched a live broadcast from the student center.
(To be fair and balanced, Gergiev excelled last Saturday afternoon with Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, which I caught in a live national broadcast from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.)
In your endorsement speech for McCain broadcast at the 2008 Republican Convention, in St. Paul, you referred merely to the “beatings and isolation” he endured.