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(1)   Message that is transmitted by radio or television
(2)   A radio or television show
"Did you see his program last night?"


(3)   Cause to become widely known
"Spread information"
"Circulate a rumor"
"Broadcast the news"
(4)   Broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
"We cannot air this X-rated song"
(5)   Sow over a wide area, especially by hand
"Broadcast seeds"


  1. A transmission of a radio or television programme aired to be received by anyone with a receiver.
  2. A programme (show, bulletin, documentary ...) so transmitted.
  3. The act of scattering seed.


  1. To transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means
  2. To transmit a message over a wide area
  3. To appear as speaker, presenter or performer in a broadcast program
  4. To sow seeds over a wide area
  5. To send an email in a single transmission to a (typically large) number of people

Usage notes

  • In the US, broadcasted is much less common than broadcast, especially in the simple past.