• (RP) IPA: /ˈbɹɔːdkɑːst/, /-kæst/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈbɹɔdkæst/
  • (Canada) IPA: /ˈbɹɑdkæst/
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  1. cast#Verb|Cast or scattered widely in all directions; cast abroad.
    • 1923, Song Ong Siang, “The Tenth Decade (1909–19): First Part”, in One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in Singapore: […], London: John Murray, […], OCLC 417315791 ↗, page 444 ↗:
      They alleged that, as soon as the Opium Commission was appointed, the various anti-opium organisations began to be extremely active and a determined campaign was carried on against the use of the drug by the circulation of a mass of anti-opium literature and the broadcast distribution of handbills and pamphlets.
  2. Communicated, signal#Verb|signalled, or transmitted through radio waves or electronic means.
  3. Relating to transmissions of message#Noun|messages or signal#Noun|signals through radio waves or electronic means.
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  • German: weit verstreut
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  1. Widely in all directions; abroad.
  2. (agriculture, horticulture, archaic) By having its seed#Noun|seeds sown over a wide area.

broadcast (plural broadcasts)

  1. A transmission of a radio#Noun|radio or television programme intended to be received by anyone with a receiver.
  2. A programme#Noun|programme (bulletin, documentary, show#Noun|show, etc.) so transmitted.
    Antonyms: narrowcast
  3. (agriculture, horticulture, archaic) The act of scatter#Verb|scattering seed#Noun|seed; a crop#Noun|crop grown from such seed.
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broadcast (broadcasts, present participle broadcasting; past and past participle broadcast)

  1. (transitive) To transmit a message#Noun|message or signal#Noun|signal through radio waves or electronic means.
    Synonyms: air, transmit
    Antonyms: narrowcast
  2. (transitive) To transmit a message over a wide area; specifically, to send an email in a single#Adjective|single transmission to a (typically large) number of people.
  3. (intransitive) To appear as a performer, presenter, or speaker in a broadcast programme.
  4. (transitive, agriculture, horticulture, archaic) To sow seed#Noun|seeds over a wide area.
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