Definition of podcast in English:



  • A digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.

    • ‘In 2005, we have photo-filled web pages, streaming radio, podcasts, and movie trailers to download.’
    • ‘He is in the process of putting the material online, but the first podcasts are available here.’
    • ‘For those of you unaware of the concept, a podcast is a downloadable audio file suitable for adding to your iPod or other MP3 player.’
    • ‘Newspaper websites also can find a place in the music scene, offering regular podcasts of local bands' new releases.’
    • ‘You'll be able to subscribe to the podcast for free or listen to a streaming audio version.’
    • ‘Creating a podcast is relatively easy and a lot of people are getting into it by either creating content or listening to it.’
    • ‘If you have a hobby or interest, you'll probably find a podcasts on it… or 10 podcasts on it!’
    • ‘They are as likely to read something online instead of watch the news, or listen to a podcast instead of read a magazine.’
    • ‘I'm already downloading podcasts of radio news programmes and listening to them in the car on my way to and from work.’
    • ‘Now the channel is expanding its list of podcasts of popular shows, according to an announcement today.’
    • ‘The weekly podcast was an initiative of the newspaper's editorial page editor.’
    • ‘Last night, as I often do these days, I downloaded some podcasts to listen to while going to sleep.’
    • ‘You could watch the video on your computer, clips of the audio were inserted into podcasts and rebroadcast.’
    • ‘It won't be long until podcasts can be easily downloaded directly to cell phones and automobiles.’


  • Make (a digital audio file) available as a podcast.

    • ‘This is a great way to podcast your lecture or presentation.’
    • ‘And finally I asked how many of them were podcasting... and the majority said that they were not.’
    • ‘When we first began podcasting, we were podcasting at writing center clients almost exclusively.’
    transmit, relay, air, beam, put out, send out, put on the air, put on the airwaves, show, screen, televise, telecast, videocast, podcast, live-stream
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Early 21st century: from iPod + broadcast.