broadcast - Wiktionary

broadcast – Wiktionary



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broadcast (comparative extra broadcast, superlative most broadcast)

  1. Solid or scattered broadly in all instructions; forged overseas.
    • 1744, William Ellis, “Of White Oats”, in The Fashionable Husbandman: Or, The Apply of Farming: As it’s Now Carried On by the Most Correct Farmers in A number of Counties of England. For the Month of April. […], Dublin: Printed by and for George Faulkner, OCLC 695977088, pages 48–49:

      And ſuch a double Sowing is of the greateſt Significance; for on the thick Progress of a Crop very a lot depends upon the Bigneſs of it at Harveſt, becauſe, by ſuch a thick Progress, the Weeds are overcome and saved down from hurting the Oats; and, likewiſe, the Heats and Droughts saved the higher out from parching up the Roots of the Oats, which, in too skinny a Crop, typically show deadly to it; for, when Oats are ſown within the random or broadcaſt Means, there is no such thing as a extra Mildew allowed their Roots than what the Harrows and Roll give them; which, at beſt, is however a ſuperficial and moſt skinny Protecting, and, subsequently, the extra liable to ſuffer by Droughts, which is completely different from the Means of ſowing Oats in Drills.

    • 1923, Music Ong Siang, “The Tenth Decade (1909–19): First Half”, in One Hundred Years’ Historical past of the Chinese language in Singapore: [], London: John Murray, [], OCLC 417315791, web page 444:

      They alleged that, as quickly because the Opium Fee was appointed, the varied anti-opium organisations started to be extraordinarily lively and a decided marketing campaign was carried on towards the usage of the drug by the circulation of a mass of anti-opium literature and the broadcast distribution of handbills and pamphlets.

    • 1931 June, M. A. Mattoon, “Utility of Strategies to Decrease Human Dangers and Bodily Risks”, in Fireplace Handbook: Area Seven: United States Division of Agriculture Forest Service, Washington, D.C.: Authorities Printing Workplace, OCLC 555361538, web page 8:

      There should be motion on and participation in broadcast strategies of public schooling, nose to nose, in teams, or by use of the mails. This, nonetheless, is of secondary significance to the man-to-man job of schooling in care with hearth within the woods.

  2. Communicated, signalled, or transmitted by radio waves or digital means.
    • 1946, Ch[arles]-M[arie] Widor; Edward Suddard, transl., “Percussion Devices”, in The Strategy of the Fashionable Orchestra: A Guide of Sensible Instrumentation, rev. and re-creation, London: Joseph Wiliams Restricted, 29, Enford Road, Marylebone, W.1, OCLC 852117766; reprinted Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2005, →ISBN, web page 208:

      For radio-transmission it has been discovered that sure passages of a rhythmical nature come out extra clearly if wooden-headed sticks are used. The Timpani generally are inclined to sound blurred and even to have a blurring impact on the remainder of the orchestral ensemble in broadcast music, when abnormal comfortable sticks are utilized in a strongly marked rhythm.

  3. Regarding transmissions of messages or indicators by radio waves or digital means.
    • 2013 November 14, Alina Selyukh, “U.S. FCC eases international funding restrict for broadcast stations”, in Reuters[1], archived from the unique on 16 August 2017:

      The brand new limitations would nonetheless prohibit foreigners from wholly or instantly proudly owning broadcast licensees, permitting solely oblique possession by a stake in a controlling father or mother of a broadcast licensee.




broadcast (comparative extra broadcast, superlative most broadcast)

  1. Extensively in all instructions; overseas.
    • 1864 January 15, J[oseph] B[enjamin] Polley, “Some ‘Escape’ Tales”, in A Soldier’s Letters to Charming Nellie, New York, N.Y.; Washington, D.C.: The Neale Publishing Firm, revealed 1908, OCLC 48150965, web page 195:

      [O]n reporting to Captain Thrasher he knowledgeable me that his orders have been to take a detachment of forty males throughout the French Broad River and switch them unfastened to wander broadcast over the nation as a safety to foraging events of quartermasters and commissaries, []

    • 1885, Honoré de Balzac; [Katherine Prescott Wormeley, transl.], “The Illustrious Gaudissart [Scenes from Provincial Life.]”, in The Duchesse de Langeais: With An Episode underneath the Terror, The Illustrious Gaudissart, A Ardour within the Desert, and The Hidden Masterpiece (The Comedy of Human Life), Boston, Mass.: Roberts Brothers, Three Somerset Road, OCLC 624644332, chapter I, web page 217:

      The business traveller, a personage unknown to antiquity, is likely one of the putting figures created by the manners and customs of our current epoch. [] Our century will bind the realm of remoted energy, abounding because it does in inventive genius, to the realm of common however levelling may; equalizing all merchandise, spreading them broadcast among the many lots, and being itself managed by the precept of unity,—the ultimate expression of all societies.

    • 1913, F[rank] H[urlbut] Chittenden, “Safety of the Fall Crop and Seed Potatoes”, in The Potato-tuber Moth (U.S. Division of Agriculture Farmers’ Bulletin; no. 557), Washington, D.C.: Authorities Printing Workplace, OCLC 910575590, web page 6:

      A particular letter of warning towards the ravages of the potato-tuber moth within the form of a press discover has been despatched broadcast to newspapers, in addition to to others, all through the nation.

  2. (agriculture, horticulture, archaic) By having its seeds sown over a large space.


broadcast (plural broadcasts)

  1. A transmission of a radio or tv programme meant to be obtained by anybody with a receiver.
    • 1961 Might 9, Newton Minow, “Tv and the Public Curiosity”:
      Nobody is aware of how lengthy will probably be till a broadcast from a studio in New York can be seen in India in addition to in Indiana, can be seen within the Congo as it’s seen in Chicago. However as certainly as we’re assembly right here as we speak, that day will come; and as soon as once more our world will shrink.
    • 2017 August 13, Benjamin Haas, “Radio silence: 24-hour broadcast of BBC World Service dropped in Hong Kong: After 4 many years within the former British colony, BBC World Service is to be principally changed with China’s state radio channel”, in The Guardian[2], London, archived from the unique on 16 August 2017:

      After almost 40 years of steady broadcast in Hong Kong, a 24-hour transmission of the BBC World Service will go silent within the former British colony, changed with programming from China’s state radio channel. The transfer by Radio Tv Hong Kong, owned by the native authorities, was meant to “improve the cultural trade between the mainland and Hong Kong”, a spokesman stated.

  2. A programme (bulletin, documentary, present, and so on.) so transmitted.

    The DJ was feeling nervous earlier than his first nationwide broadcast.

    Antonym: narrowcast
    • 1943, Wilfrid H. Pettitt, 9 Women: A Play in Prologue and Two Acts, Chicago, Sick.: The Dramatic Publishing Firm, OCLC 1944126; republished Woodstock, Sick.: The Dramatic Publishing Firm, 1971, →ISBN, Act I, scene i, pages 15–16:

      We interrupt this broadcast on the request of the police division to carry you the next particular bulletin: The useless physique of Miss Paula Canfield, lacking scholar at Westlake College and daughter of the multi-millionaire Harold Canfield, has been discovered within the Arroyo Seco close to the Colorado Road Bridge.

    • 1958, Robert T. Holt, “Introduction”, in Radio Free Europe, Minneapolis, Minn.: College of Minnesota Press, OCLC 948740372, web page 3:

      Radio Free Europe was established by a gaggle of personal residents in December 1949, for the aim of conducting a propaganda marketing campaign towards six Communist-dominated satellites in central and jap Europe. [] Its program consisted of day by day half-hour broadcasts, first to Czechoslovakia after which to Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Rumania, and Albania.

  3. (agriculture, horticulture, archaic) The act of scattering seed; a crop grown from such seed.
    • 1785, W. Belcher, “Observations on Lucerne”, in Arthur Younger (agriculturist), editor, Annals of Agriculture, and Different Helpful Arts, quantity III, quantity 18, London: Printed for the editor, and offered by H. Goldney, No. 15, Paternoster-Row, OCLC 991174928, web page 433:

      Since my laſt, I went to ſee a chunk of Daniel Fitch’s, of Pluckley, Kent. He has two acres of broadcaſt, the oldeſt I’ve ever ſeen, ſown twenty years in the past with barley, like clover.

    • 1807, “BARLEY”, in The Full Farmer; or, Basic Dictionary of Agriculture and Husbandry: Comprehending the Most Improved Strategies of Cultivation; the Completely different Modes of Elevating Timber, Fruit, and Different Timber; and the Fashionable Administration of Dwell-stock: With Descriptions of the Most Permitted Implements, Equipment, and Farm-buildings, fifth wholly re-written and enlarged version, London: Printed by Rider and Weed, Little Britain, for R. Baldwin [et al.], OCLC 879551646, column 2:

      It was acknowledged by Mr. Miller, that the frequent technique was, previously, to sow the barley-seed with a broadcast at two sowings; the primary being harrowed in as soon as, however the second not till the seed is buried; []

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broadcast (third-person singular easy current broadcasts, current participle broadcasting, easy previous and previous participle broadcast or broadcasted)

  1. (transitive) To transmit a message or sign by radio waves or digital means.
    Synonyms: air, transmit
    Antonym: narrowcast
    • 1967 January, “4 Avenues of Service”, in Journey in Service (Pamphlet [Rotary International]; 52), Evanston, Sick.; Zurich: Rotary Worldwide, OCLC 503113978, web page 69:

      Training vocational service to the restrict of 1’s imaginative and prescient makes a distinction whether or not an employer regards his staff as “robots or human beings”; it makes a distinction within the form of ads he publishes or broadcasts; it makes a distinction how he reacts underneath strain from a competitor; it makes a distinction within the high quality of his service.

    • 2005, Robert E. Bartholomew, “Introduction”, in H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, The Battle of the Worlds, New York, N.Y.: Cosimo Books, →ISBN, web page 8:

      The state of Rhode Island was the scene, on October 30, 1974, of yet one more scare involving an adaptation of The Battle of the Worlds. Broadcast on radio station WPRO, Windfall, the drama frightened listeners throughout the state. The play started with reporters overlaying a “meteor crash” close to Jamestown, the purported Martian touchdown web site. [] Metropolis hearth stations and different radio and TV shops reported being inundated with inquiries from anxious callers, as was WPRO, which obtained greater than 100 calls.
    • 2013 November 15, “Shakespeare broadcast direct into colleges for first time”, in ITV Information[3], archived from the unique on 13 June 2017:

  2. (transitive) To transmit a message over a large space; particularly, to ship an e-mail in a single transmission to a (sometimes giant) variety of folks.
    • [1934], Joseph Stalin, “The October Revolution and the Nationwide Query”, in The October Revolution: A Assortment of Articles & Speeches (Marxist Library), London: Martin Lawrence, OCLC 254783389, part III (The Worldwide Significance of the October Revolution), pages 15–16:

      The break with imperialism and the liberation of Russia from the predatory struggle, the publication of the key treaties and the solemn abrogation of the coverage of seizing international soil, the proclamation of nationwide freedom and the popularity of the independence of Finland, the declaration of Russia as a “Federation of Soviet Nationwide Republics” and the militant battle-cry of a resolute battle towards imperialism broadcast everywhere in the world by the Soviet authorities in tens of millions of pamphlets, newspapers, and leaflets within the mom tongues of the peoples of the East and West—all this might not fail to have its impact on the enslaved East and the bleeding West.

    • 2014, Greg[ory J.] Monette, The Fallacious Jesus: Reality, Perception, Legend, Reality … Making Sense of What You’ve Heard, Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress in alliance with Tyndale Home Publishers, →ISBN, web page 178:

      Nonetheless, fact and lies can normally be confirmed or denied by talking with eyewitnesses of occasions as a way to confirm what passed off. The period of time separating the occasion in query from when it was broadcasted additionally makes a distinction.

    • 2016, Richard A. Moran, “That Everlasting File”, in The Factor about Work: Displaying Up and Different Essential Issues: A Employee’s Guide, Brookline, Mass.: Bibliomotion, →ISBN:

      City legend has it that somebody is monitoring all these e-mails broadcast out of your work deal with. Onerous to think about a extra boring job however the fact is, and I should not have to inform folks this, the report of these e-mails is in a server someplace and it may be monitored.

  3. (intransitive) To look as a performer, presenter, or speaker in a broadcast programme.
    • 2009, Sian Morgan, “Françoise Dolto: A Biography”, in Man Corridor, Françoise Hivernel, and Sian Morgan, editors, Idea and Apply in Baby Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to the Work of Françoise Dolto, London: Karnac Books, →ISBN, web page 22:

      She [Françoise Dolto] is most well-known in France for her broadcasts on France-Inter, Lorsque l’enfant parait; she broadcasted for twelve minutes on daily basis of the week for 2 years, answering dad and mom’ questions.
  4. (transitive, agriculture, horticulture, archaic) To sow seeds over a large space.
    • 1789, Thomas Boothby Parkyns, “Some Account of the Racine de Disette, or Root of Shortage, of Its Utility, and the Mode of Treating It; from a Letter of Thomas Boothby Parkyns, Esq., Addressed to the Secretary of the above-mentioned Society [the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce].—From the Identical Work [vol. 5 of the Transactions of the Society].”, in The Annual Register, or A View of the Historical past, Politics, and Literature, London: Printed for J[ames] Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, OCLC 948518154, web page 80, column 1:

      I ſhall content material myſelf, [] to ſay that the ſeed ſhoud be ſown within the backyard, or excellent floor, in rows, or broadcaſt, and as ſoon because the crops are of the ſize of a gooſe-quill, to be tranſplanted in rows of eighteen inches diſtance, and eighteen inches aside, one plant from the opposite: []

    • 2013 November 9, Sarah Worth, “Respiration new life into an previous backyard [print edition: New life, old garden]”, in The Every day Telegraph (Gardening)[4], London, archived from the unique on 15 Might 2016, web page G1:

      I needed to develop my very own reduce flowers for the massive day so three months earlier I broadcasted an annual seed combine throughout just a few lately cleared borders.

Utilization notes[edit]

The previous of broadcast is both broadcast or broadcasted. Each are in use, however broadcast is far more frequent, particularly within the easy previous but additionally as previous participle. As of 2019, Google Books search provides 326,000 outcomes for “was broadcast”, vs. 12,900 for “was broadcasted”.

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