broadcast Definition

  • 1to transmit a program or signal for public use, especially by radio or television
  • 2to make something widely known

Using broadcast: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "broadcast" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The game will be broadcast live on TV.

  • Example

    The news was broadcast to millions of viewers.

  • Example

    She broadcast her opinions on social media.

  • Example

    The radio station broadcasts 24 hours a day.

broadcast Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for broadcast

Idioms Using broadcast

  • to make something widely known


    The company's new product was broadcast far and wide through a series of advertisements and press releases.

  • to try many different things in order to achieve a particular result


    If you want to find a job quickly, you need to broadcast your net wide and apply to as many positions as possible.

  • to transmit a program or event in real-time from a specific location


    The morning news show will be broadcast live from Times Square on New Year's Day.

Phrases with broadcast

  • a program or event that is transmitted in real-time as it happens


    The concert will be available via live broadcast on the internet.

  • the branch of journalism that deals with the production and transmission of news and current affairs programs via radio or television


    He studied broadcast journalism in college and now works for a major news network.

  • an unauthorized transmission of a radio or television signal


    The government shut down the pirate broadcast of the controversial talk show.

Origins of broadcast

from broad + cast, meaning 'scattered over a wide area'


Summary: broadcast in Brief

The verb 'broadcast' [ˈbrɔːdkæst] refers to transmitting a program or signal for public use, often via radio or television, as well as making something widely known. Examples include 'The game will be broadcast live on TV.' and 'She broadcast her opinions on social media.' Phrases like 'live broadcast' and 'broadcast journalism' denote specific contexts, while idioms like 'broadcast something far and wide' convey the idea of making something widely known.

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