Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “the BBC”

the BBC

noun     /ˌbiː.biːˈsiː/ (UK informal the Beeb)
abbreviation for the British Broadcasting Corporation: a British organization that broadcasts on television, radio, and the internet → Compare ITVBroadcasting organizations
(Definition of the BBC noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of the BBC

Translations of “the BBC”

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More