• WordNet 3.6
    • v broadcast cause to become widely known "spread information","circulate a rumor","broadcast the news"
    • v broadcast broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television "We cannot air this X-rated song"
    • v broadcast sow over a wide area, especially by hand "broadcast seeds"
    • n broadcast message that is transmitted by radio or television
    • n broadcast a radio or television show "did you see his program last night?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first television newscaster was Kolin Hager, who used to broadcast farm and weather reports in 1928
    • Broadcast (Agric) A casting or throwing seed in all directions, as from the hand in sowing.
    • Broadcast an act of broadcasting; specifically, a program in which sounds or images are transmitted in all directions from a radio or television station; -- usually referring to a scheduled program on a commercial or public service radio or television station, using the normal radio frequencies for those media, in contrast to a radiotelephone conversation, which may also be transmitted in all directions, but is intended for receipt by a base station in the telephone network.
    • Broadcast Cast or dispersed in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; widely diffused.
    • Broadcast Scattering in all directions (as a method of sowing); -- opposed to planting in hills, or rows.
    • adv Broadcast So as to scatter or be scattered in all directions; so as to spread widely, as seed from the hand in sowing, or news from the press.
    • Broadcast to cast or disperse in all directions, as seed from the hand in sowing; to diffuse widely.
    • Broadcast to disseminate (information, a speech, an advertisement, etc.) from a radio or television station.
    • Broadcast to spread (information, news, gossip) widely by any means.
    • Broadcast to transmit (sounds, images, or other signals) in all directions from a radio or television station.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: David Sarnoff received the Titanic's distress signal and saved hundreds of passengers. He later became the head of the first radio network, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).
    • broadcast Cast or dispersed upon the ground with the hand, as seed in sowing: opposed to sowed in drills or rows.
    • broadcast Widely spread or diffused.
    • n broadcast In agriculture, a method of sowing in which the seed is thrown from the hand in handfuls.
    • broadcast By scattering or throwing at large from the hand: as, to sow broadcast.
    • broadcast So as to disseminate widely; in wide dissemination.
    • broadcast To sow broadcast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1936, England became the first country in the world to provide regular public broadcasting on television.
    • adj Broadcast scattered or sown abroad by the hand: dispersed widely
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  • George F. Will
    “Ronald Reagan has held the two most demeaning jobs in the country; President of the United States and radio broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.”
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    “Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.”
  • Milan Kundera
    “Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brád, Goth. braids.


In literature:

Yet the scoundrel has threatened me times without number that he would scatter them broadcast.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
He turned to prose and wrote short stories, and sent them broadcast They came back, and he sent them out again.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
But I am quite convinced that the spores are not blown broadcast, simply because they are of a sticky nature.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
In Huymonde there was wailing enough that night; ruin and loss, and a broadcasting of lifelong sentences of penury.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
Our mechanics are building a broadcast unit we'll spare a tiny bit of fuel for.
"Sand Doom" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The relief expeditions sent up balloons, from which messages were dropped broadcast.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
The seed was sown broadcast like grass-seed in May.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Something stuck in his throat at the thought of falling upon men unexpectedly and dealing murder broadcast.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
The English or round turnip is usually sown broadcast after some other crop, and large and valuable returns are often obtained.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
In his nervous excitement the papers fell, scattering broadcast over the floor.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa

In poetry:

Sow in the morn thy seed,
At eve hold not thy hand;
To doubt and fear give thou no heed,
Broadcast it o’er the land.
"The Field of the World" by James Montgomery
Yet does every crystal of the snow
Individualize, a seedling sown
Broadcast, but instinct with power to grow
Beautiful in beauty of its own.
"Snow" by John Davidson
I shouted, but he could not hear;
Made signs, but these he could not see;
And still, without a doubt or fear,
Broadcast he scattered anarchy.
"The Sower" by James Russell Lowell
Look up! Yon field of blue
Broadcast with worlds is sown.
Use within use! Look up, O Man, and own
Vast worlds are also light and spiritual thought for you.
"Song The Sixth" by Thomas Aird
"A modern Theatre, as I heard you say,
Sows seeds of evil broadcast - well it may;
But let me ask you, my respected son,
Pray, have you ever ventured into one?"
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Just after your teas we've a talk upon bees
By the biggest bee expert in Britain;
He's been stung twice-today-just where I can't say,
But to broadcast he's standing, not sitting!
"The Broadcaster" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Longtime Red Sox broadcaster Ken Coleman is one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Ford C Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
They said several television broadcasters complained that the audio portion of the alert broadcast over Comcast's network was inaudible.
Since graduating from the Boston campus of CSB School of Broadcasting, Dan has enjoyed a long and successful career in broadcasting.
Omneon Video Networks has announced that Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has adopted its Media Server Systems for use in a prototype project to develop the broadcaster's new Next Generation Interconnect System (NGIS).
MARTINSVILLE WCBK-FM and Mid America Radio owner David Keister will be inducted by the Indiana Broadcasters Association into the Broadcast Pioneers Richard M Fairbanks Hall of Fam.
UK broadcaster ITV's regional stations reported on last week's Labour Party Conference in Manchester using a Link XP wireless camera system supplied by Broadcast RF.
Caracol TV, the Colombian national private broadcaster, is able to effectively monitor and adjust the loudness of its HD broadcasts with the installation of a Linear Acoustic LAMBDA system at its Bogotá facility.
Long time broadcaster Dewey DeWitt is being Honored by the Maine Association of Broadcasters.
At Broadcast Asia June 19-22 in Singapore, Vislink will unveil a broadcast-specific version of the Advent Mantis "MSAT" man-portable data terminal.
MUNCIE , IN.—"Bridging the Gap," a two-day training course presented by the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society to instruct broadcasters on IT issues in the broadcast facility, is scheduled to be held in Muncie , Ind.
In response to ABC News' decision to read the names of the more than 700 servicemen and women killed in Iraq during the April 30 edition of Nightline, Sinclair Broadcast Group announced that it will not carry the special broadcast.
Rustavi2, a private broadcaster in Georgia, employed Orad 's augmented reality, tracking and on-air graphic systems to broadcast recent Georgian elections.
I seldom see kind words about broadcasting from the FCC's Chairman that haven't been given with the caveat that TV broadcasters should consider giving up their spectrum.
At the Broadcast production show in London, Pharos will introduce its Pilot Ria solution for broadcast control.
Dec 1, 2000 Broadcast Engineering Staff Broadcast Engineering.

In science:

We specifically did not allow modules to broadcast messages globally, because the power required would likely not scale well if the size of modules shrinks.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Morover, fully utilizing broadcasts would require more complex knowledge and processing on the part of the modules.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
The approximation arises because scents are broadcast via neighbors and thus can take many steps to propagate throughout the entire system, and during this time modules can move.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Here our basic requirement for successful teleportation will be that the information content of the teleported quantum state is higher than the information content of any (classical or quantum) copy of the input state, that may be broadcasted classically, i.e. by using only compatible physical quantities.
Evaluating quantum teleportation of coherent states
There is also scope for parallel processing at a more fine-grained level because the process of matching involves a process of ‘broadcasting’ symbols to make yes/no matches with other symbols and this is an intrinsically parallel operation.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition