verb (past and past participle broadcast) [with object]
1 transmit (a program or some information) by radio or television: the announcement was broadcast live | (as noun broadcasting) : the 1920s saw the dawn of broadcasting.
• [no object] take part in a radio or television transmission: the station broadcasts 24 hours a day.
• tell (something) to many people; make widely known: we don't want to broadcast our unhappiness to the world.
2 scatter (seeds) by hand or machine rather than placing in drills or rows.
a radio or television program or transmission.
relating to radio or television transmission: a broadcast journalist.
1 the show will be broadcast worldwide: TRANSMIT, relay, air, beam, show, televise, telecast, webcast, simulcast, cablecast, screen.
2 the result was broadcast far and wide: REPORT, announce, publicize, proclaim; spread, disseminate, scatter, circulate, air, blazon, trumpet.
radio and television broadcasts: PROGRAM, show, production, transmission, telecast, webcast, simulcast, screening.
mid 18th century (in the sense ‘sown by scattering’): from broad + the past participle of cast.
Senses relating to radio and television date from the early 20th century.
a portable shelter made of cloth or synthetic fiber, supported by one or more poles and stretched tight by cords or loops attached to pegs driven into the ground.
circus tents | our tent sleeps four: BIG TOP, dome tent, pup tent; teepee, wigwam.
Middle English: from Old French tente, based on Latin tent- ‘stretched’, from the verb tendere. The verb dates from the mid 16th century.
1 a line separating two political or geographical areas, especially countries: [as modifier] : border patrols | the German border with Denmark.
• a district near a line separating two political or geographical areas: a refugee camp on the border.
2 the edge or boundary of something, or the part near it: the northern border of their distribution area | figurative: the unknown regions at the borders of physics and electronics.
3 a band or strip, especially a decorative one, around the edge of something: put a white border around the picture.
• a strip of ground along the edge of a lawn or path for planting flowers or shrubs: the garden borders are planted with perennials.
1 the border of a medieval manuscript: EDGE, margin, perimeter, circumference, periphery; rim, fringe, verge; sides.
2 the Canadian border: BOUNDARY, frontier, borderline, perimeter; marches, bounds.
late Middle English: from Old French bordeure; ultimately of Germanic origin and related to board.