broadcast etymology

English word broadcast comes from English broad, English cast

Detailed word origin of broadcast

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broad English (eng) (UK) A shallow lake, one of a number of bodies of water in eastern Norfolk and Suffolk.. (UK, historical) A British gold coin worth 20 shillings, issued by the Commonwealth of England in 1656.. (US, dated) A woman or girl.. (dated) A prostitute, a woman of loose morals.. A lathe tool for turning down the insides and bottoms of cylinders. (Gaelic languages) Velarized, i.e. not palatalized.. [...]
cast English (eng) (Wicca) To open a circle in order to begin a spell or meeting of witches.. (archaic) To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict.. (archaic) To give birth to (a child) prematurely; to miscarry. [from 15thc.]. (archaic) To impose; to bestow; to rest.. (archaic) To throw out or emit; to exhale.. (archaic) To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.. (astrology) To calculate the astrological [...]
broadcast English (eng) (agriculture, horticulture, archaic) The act of scattering seed; a crop grown from such seed.. A programme (bulletin, documentary, show, etc.) so transmitted.. A transmission of a radio or television programme intended to be received by anyone with a receiver. (agriculture, horticulture, archaic) By having its seeds sown over a wide area.. Widely in all directions. Cast or scattered widely [...]