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[pod-kast, ‐kahst] /ˈpɒdˌkæst, ‐ˌkɑst/ Digital Technology
a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer:
Download or subscribe to daily, one-hour podcasts of our radio show.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
to record and upload as a podcast: He podcasts once a week on various topics.
She podcasts her lectures.
Origin of podcast
2000-05; (i)pod + (broad)cast
Related forms
podcaster, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for podcast
  • Another month, another study that seems to pour cold water on the still-fiery podcast phenomenon.
  • Previous comment commendably ignoring the content of the podcast.
  • Our technology podcast is getting a new co-host and a new format.
  • Watch a video podcast describing the science behind the zodiacal light.
  • It was broadcast this weekend and is available on podcast here.
  • It's a regular show: an audio blog you subscribe to using special podcast software.
  • Here is an excellent podcast on the gains from trade.
  • We currently offer four podcast shows, all of which are also aired on the radio.
  • Download this podcast, locate accessible versions, and subscribe to podcast series.
British Dictionary definitions for podcast


an audio file similar to a radio broadcast, which can be downloaded and listened to on a computer, mp3 player, mobile phone, etc
verb -casts, -casting, -cast, -casted
(intransitive) to create such files and make them available for downloading
(transitive) to make (music, interviews, etc) available using this format
Derived Forms
podcaster, noun
podcasting, noun
Word Origin
from i(Pod) + broad(cast)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for podcast

a Web-based audio broadcast via an RSS feed, accessed by subscription over the Internet


There is a podcast directory of offerings.


to deliver a Web-based audio broadcast via an RSS feed over the Internet to subscribers


They podcast a weekly political commentary.

Word Origin

2004; iPod + broadcast

Usage Note

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Word Origin and History for podcast

2004, noun and verb, from pod-, from iPod, brand of portable media player, + second element abstracted from broadcast. Related: Podcasting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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podcast in Technology

Any series of audio files that can be downloaded from the Internet, often released on some regular schedule, e.g. daily or weekly.
Podcasts are named after Apple Computer, Inc.'s iPod portable audio players, though most podcasts are in MP3 format and so can be played on virtually any modern audio player.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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