broadcast definition, meaning - what is broadcast in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “broadcast”

See all translations

broadcast

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈbrɔːd.kɑːst/  us   /ˈbrɑːd.kæst/ (broadcast or US also broadcasted, broadcast or US also broadcasted)
B2 to send out a programme on television or radio: Radio Caroline used to broadcast from a boat in the North Sea. The tennis championship is broadcast live to several different countries.figurative I'm leaving but please don't broadcast (= tell everyone) the fact.
More examples
broadcasting
noun [U] uk   /-ˌkɑː.stɪŋ/  us   /-ˌkæs.tɪŋ/
More examples
Huge amounts of money are spent on sports broadcasting.

broadcast

noun [C] uk   /ˈbrɔːd.kɑːst/  us   /ˈbrɑːd.kæst/
a television or radio programme: a radio/television broadcast We watched a live broadcast of the concert.
More examples

broadcast

adjective US (UK terrestrial)
A broadcast station is a television station sent out from the ground rather than using satellites.
(Definition of broadcast from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of broadcast?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “broadcast” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

a game in hand

if a sports team has a game in hand over other teams in a competition, it still has another game to play in which it can gain points

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More