noun (plural radios)
- 1 [mass noun] The transmission and reception of electromagnetic waves of radio frequency, especially those carrying sound messages: cellular phones are linked by radio rather than wiresMore example sentences
- It is highly improbable that both a telephonic transmission and radio transmission from the bank's alarm to the control room was blocked.
- Through high frequency radio communication, the information is passed from the main terminal to the one at the PRS centre.
- The only use I know of for very high power broadband radio transmissions is to transmit over extreme distances.
- 2 [mass noun] The activity or industry of broadcasting sound programmes to the public: she has written much material for radio [as modifier]: a radio stationMore example sentences
- It was the first convention to reach the general public live by radio broadcast.
- The first instance pertains to the cancellation of the live horseracing broadcasts on public radio stations.
- In this business to broadcast 4,000 programmes on the same radio station is a remarkable achievement.
- 2.1Radio programmes: we used to listen to a lot of radioMore example sentences
- A little like rhumba, Kokoliko has for some reason come to enjoy a lot of airplay on radio.
- These African actors say until their awareness campaign pays off, they'll pay the rent by working soap operas on radio.
- Its findings become subjects for conservative radio and cable talk shows.
- 2.2 [in names] A broadcasting station or channel: Radio OneMore example sentences
- Clear Channel radio owns almost any station you could be listening to in any market.
- The choir has regularly broadcast on RTE radio and television.
- The finals are broadcast on BBC radio and television.
- 3An apparatus for receiving radio programmes: he switched the radio onMore example sentences
- On the train, I switched the radio on to a phone-in programme where listeners expressed their worries about the escalating situation.
- Then each group's radios can be programmed to receive only specific talk groups.
- I enjoy the orchestra's programmes, both by way of live performance and by listening to them on the Concert Programme on the radio.
- 3.1An apparatus capable of both receiving and transmitting radio messages between individuals, ships, planes, etc.: a ship-to-shore radioMore example sentences
- The new radios transmit a code that can immediately be traced to the user.
- The ship's radios would be on, but the running lights and the tower beacon would be secured.
- It is well known that typical military broadband radios transmit only a few watts or less.
verb (radioes, radioing, radioed)[no object] Back to top
- 1Communicate or send a message by radio: we radioed for helpMore example sentences
- The passenger alerted flight staff and the pilot radioed through to the control centre who sent the emergency services around to save the couple.
- Despite the fact that he was critically low on ammunition, he provided some of it to the dazed pilot and then radioed for help.
- The pilot flew by, radioed in, and confirmed that the fire was behind the cliffs.
- 1.1 [with object] Communicate with (a person or place) by radio: we’ll radio Athens right awayMore example sentences
- On a hunch, the researchers radioed the ground-based team and urged them to continue gathering data when the star re-emerged from behind Uranus.
- He left quickly to rescan the area just in case, and then radioed some place that Lichen didn't know.
- He radioed neighbours at 6.30 am to say he was under attack, and later reported he had been injured.
early 20th century: abbreviation of radio-telephony.