Definition of broadcast verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    broadcast

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdkɑːst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdkæst//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they broadcast
    BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdkɑːst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdkæst//
     
    he / she / it broadcasts
    BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdkɑːsts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdkæsts//
     
    past simple broadcast
    BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdkɑːst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdkæst//
     
    past participle broadcast
    BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdkɑːst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdkæst//
     
    -ing form broadcasting
    BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdkɑːstɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdkæstɪŋ//
     
    Radio broadcasting, Producing TV shows
     
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  1. 1  [transitive, intransitive] broadcast (something) to send out programmes on television or radio The concert will be broadcast live (= at the same time as it takes place) tomorrow evening. Most of the programmes are broadcast in English. They began broadcasting in 1922. CollocationsTelevisionWatching watch television/​TV/​a show/(British English) a programme/(North American English) a program/​a documentary/​a pilot/​a rerun/​a repeat see (especially British English) an ad/(especially North American English) a commercial/​the news/​the weather catch/​miss a show/​a programme/​a program/​an episode/​the news pick up/​reach for/​grab the remote (control) change/​switch channel surf (through)/ (especially North American English) flip through/ (especially British English) flick through the channels sit in front of/​switch on/​switch off/​turn on/​turn off the television/​the TV/​the TV set have/​install satellite (TV)/cable (TV)/a satellite dishShowing show a programme/​a documentary/​an ad/​a commercial screen a programme/​a documentary run an ad/​a commercial broadcast/ (especially North American English) air/​repeat a show/​a programme/​a documentary/​an episode/​a series go out/​air/​be recorded live attract/​draw (in)/pull (in) viewers be a hit with viewers/​audiences/​critics get (low/​high) ratingsAppearing be on/​appear on television/​TV/​a TV show take part in a phone-in/​a game show/​a quiz show/​a reality TV show host a show/​a programme/​series/​a game show/​a quiz show/​a talk show/(British English) a chat show be/​become/​work as a/​an (British English) TV presenter/​talk-show host/​sports commentator/​anchorman/(British English) newsreader read/​present the news appear/​perform live (on TV)Programme-making do/​film/​make a show/​a programme/​a documentary/​an episode/​a pilot/​a series/​an ad/​a commercial work on a soap (opera)/a pilot (episode)/a sitcom write/​produce a drama/​sitcom/​spin-off/​comedy series See related entries: Radio broadcasting, Producing TV shows
  2. 2[transitive] broadcast something to tell a lot of people about something I don't like to broadcast the fact that my father owns the company.
  3. Word Origin mid 18th cent. (in the sense ‘sown by scattering’): from broad + the past participle of cast ‘throw’. Senses relating to radio and television date from the early 20th cent.Extra examples This interview was originally broadcast last Friday. We will broadcast live from the ship. a Christmas message broadcast to the nation I don’t like to broadcast the fact that my father owns the company. The concert will be broadcast live tomorrow evening.
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