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Broadcast

Broad′castˊ

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Noun.
1.
(Agric.)
A casting or throwing seed in all directions, as from the hand in sowing.

Broad′castˊ

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Adj.
1.
Cast or dispersed in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; widely diffused.
2.
Scattering in all directions (as a method of sowing); – opposed to planting in hills, or rows.

Broad′castˊ

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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.

Broad′castˊ

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Verb.
1.
to cast or disperse in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; to diffuse widely.

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broadcast

broadcast

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broadcast (comparative more broadcast, superlative most broadcast)

  1. cast or scattered widely, in all directions
  2. transmitted, signalled, or communicated via radio waves or electronic means
  3. relating to transmissions of messages or signals via radio waves or electronic means
    • 2013 November 14, Alina Selyukh, “U.S. FCC eases foreign investment limit for broadcast stations”, in (Please provide the title of the work), Reuters:
      The new limitations would still prohibit foreigners from wholly or directly owning broadcast licensees, allowing only indirect ownership through a stake in a controlling parent of a broadcast licensee.

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Noun

broadcast (plural broadcasts)

  1. A transmission of a radio or television programme aired to be received by anyone with a receiver.
    • 2013 November 13, Andrew Marr, “Tavener's final broadcast: the cheerful serenity of a 'radical wizard'”, in The Guardian:
  2. A programme (show, bulletin, documentary, and so on) so transmitted.
  3. (dated) The act of scattering seed.

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Verb

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”, in 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]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Gardening), archived from the original on November 16, 2013, page G1:
      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

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References

  • broadcast in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • broadcast in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913