1. A series of digital media files distributed over the internet to which a user can subscribe by means of a syndication application.
2. The content of one or all of the files in such a series.
intr.v. pod·cast·ed, pod·cast·ing, pod·casts
To distribute a series of digital media files over the internet in a format accessible by a syndication application.
[(i)Pod, a trademark for a portable digital audio player + (BROAD)CAST.]
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:
The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.