radio

radio

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of radio in English

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English

Etymology

Short for radiotelegraphy.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɹeɪdiˌəʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɹeɪdiˌoʊ/, [ˈɹeɪɾiˌoʊ]

Noun

radio (countable and uncountable, plural radios)

  1. (uncountable) The technology that allows for the transmission of sound or other signals by modulation of electromagnetic waves.
  2. (countable) A device that can capture (receive) the signal sent over radio waves and render the modulated signal as sound.
  3. (countable) On-board entertainment system in a car, usually including a radio receiver as well as the capability to play audio from recorded media.
  4. (countable) A device that can transmit radio signals.
  5. (Internet, uncountable) The continuous broadcasting of sound recordings via the Internet in the style of traditional radio.

Synonyms

  • (device to capture radio signal): tuner, wireless, receiver

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Verb

radio (third-person singular simple present radios, present participle radioing, simple past and past participle radioed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To use two-way radio to transmit (a message) (to another radio or other radio operator).
    I think the boat is sinking; we'd better radio for help. / I radioed him already. / Radio the coordinates this time. / OK. I radioed them the coordinates.
  2. (transitive) To order or assist (to a location), using telecommunications.
    • 2002, Jack Dave, Death Bridge, iUniverse, →ISBN, page 40:
      “Could you call them here? I'd like to talk to them. Or if they're out in the field, radio them in.”

Translations

Anagrams

  • aroid, doira

Afrikaans

Noun

radio (plural radio's)

  1. radio

Asturian

Noun

radio f (plural radios)

  1. radio

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

Compare English radio.

Noun

radio

  1. radio

Declension

References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[2], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Danish

Noun

radio c (singular definite radioen, plural indefinite radioer)

  1. (technology) radio

Inflection


Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English radio, from Latin radius. Doublet of radius

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈraːdijoː/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧dio

Noun

radio m (plural radio's, diminutive radiootje n)

  1. radio, tuner

Derived terms

  • autoradio
  • radiogolf
  • radiohoofd
  • radiowekker
  • radiozender
  • schoolradio
  • wekkerradio

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /raˈdio/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧di‧o
  • Rhymes: -io
  • Audio:

Noun

radio (accusative singular radion, plural radioj, accusative plural radiojn)

  1. radio

Synonyms

  • radiofonio

Derived terms

  • radiado
  • vekradio (clock radio)

Finnish

Etymology

From the prefix radio-, probably after English radio.

Noun

radio

  1. radio

Declension

Compounds


French

Etymology

An abbreviation of words like radiotélégramme, radiotélégraphiste, radiodiffusion, etc. Compare English radio.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁa.djo/

Noun

radio f (plural radios)

  1. radio, tuner

Derived terms

  • radiophonique

Further reading

  • “radio” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • dorai, rodai, rôdai

Galician

Etymology 1

An abbreviation based on words beginning with the root radio-. Compare English radio.

Noun

radio m (plural radios)

  1. a radio

Etymology 2

Borrowed from French radium, from radio(actif) + -ium.

Noun

radio m (plural radios)

  1. (uncountable) radium

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Latin radius.

Noun

radio m (plural radios)

  1. radius (of a circular object)
  2. (anatomy) radius (bone in the forearm)

Ido

Etymology

From radiar +‎ -o.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈradio/

Noun

radio (plural radii)

  1. ray, beam, gleam
  2. radio (device)
  3. (geometry) radius
  4. (of a wheel) spoke
  5. (ichthyology) ray, skate

Synonyms

  • (5) rayo

Indonesian

Noun

radio (plural radio-radio, first-person possessive radioku, second-person possessive radiomu, third-person possessive radionya)

  1. radio

Interlingua

Noun

radio

  1. radio

Italian

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin radius. Compare raggio, an inherited doublet.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: rà‧dio
  • IPA(key): /ˈradjo/

Noun

radio m (plural radi)

  1. (anatomy) radius
  2. Obsolete form of raggio.

Synonyms

  • (radius): radiale, osso radiale

Related terms

  • radiale
  • radiante

Etymology 2

Borrowed from French radium, from radio(actif) + -ium.

Noun

radio m (plural radi)

  1. (chemistry) radium

Etymology 3

Abbreviation. Compare English radio.

Noun

radio f (invariable)

  1. radio

Etymology 3

Verb

radio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of radiare

Anagrams


Latin

Etymology

radius (spoke of a wheel) +‎ .

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈra.di.oː/

Verb

radiō (present infinitive radiāre, perfect active radiāvī, supine radiātum); first conjugation

  1. (active) I cause to radiate, irradiate.
  2. (passive) I radiate, emit beams.

Conjugation

Derived terms

Related terms

  • radiolus
  • radiōsus
  • radius

Descendants

  • → Catalan: radiar
  • → English: radiate
  • French: rayer (possibly)
  • → French: radier
    • → Romanian: radia
  • Italian: raggiare
  • → Italian: radiare
  • Old French: raier, rayer
  • Old Occitan: rayar, rajar
    • Catalan: rajar
  • Portuguese: raiar
  • → Portuguese: radiar
  • Spanish: rayar
  • → Spanish: radiar

Noun

radiō

  1. dative singular of radium
  2. ablative singular of radium

References

  • radio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • radio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Norman

Etymology

Borrowed from English radio.

Noun

radio m (plural radios)

  1. radio

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

radio m (definite singular radioen, indefinite plural radioer, definite plural radioene)

  1. (a) radio

Derived terms

References

  • “radio” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

radio m (definite singular radioen, indefinite plural radioar, definite plural radioane)

  1. (a) radio
    • 1926, Olav Langeland, Rikare liv:
      Det vedunderet som me no kallar radio, hev synt det endå klårare. Det er ljosbylgjor som er so små og snøgge, og sume so langsame at ikkje noko menneskjeauga kann uppfanga dei.
      The miracle that we now call radio has shown this even clearer. It is light waves that are so small and fast, and some so slow that no human eye can perceive them.

Derived terms

References

  • “radio” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish

Etymology

Compare English radio.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈrad.jɔ/

Noun

radio n

  1. radio (a device that can receive the signal sent over radio waves)
  2. radio station

Declension

Synonyms

  • (radio): radioodbiornik, odbiornik radiowy
  • (radio station): rozgłośnia, radiostacja, stacja radiowa

Derived terms

Further reading

  • radio in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French radio, German Radio; compare also English radio.

Noun

radio n (plural radiouri)

  1. radio

Declension


Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /râːdio/
  • Hyphenation: ra‧di‧o

Noun

rȃdio m (Cyrillic spelling ра̑дио)

  1. radio

Declension


Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈra̠.ð̞jo̞], [ˈra̠.djo̞]
  • See also: radón, rodio, diario

Etymology 1

Apocopic form of radiorreceptor

Noun

radio m or f (plural radios)

  1. (electronics, home appliance) radio (device)
Usage notes

Usually feminine, but often used as masculine in much of Latin America.

Etymology 2

Apocopic form of radiotransmisión and/or radiodifusora

Noun

radio f (plural radios)

  1. (communication) radio (industry, signal)

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Latin radius. Doublet of rayo.

Noun

radio m (plural radios)

  1. (anatomy) radius
  2. (geometry) radius

Etymology 4

Borrowed from French radium, from radio(actif) + -ium.

Noun

radio m (plural radios)

  1. (chemistry) radium

Etymology 4

Verb

radio

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of radiar.

Anagrams


Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

radio c

  1. (uncountable) radio (communication using radio waves)
  2. radio; receiver (device for receiving broadcast radio signals)

Declension

Related terms

See also

  • radio-

References

  • radio in Svenska Akademiens ordlista över svenska språket (13th ed., online)

Uzbek

Noun

radio (plural radiolar)

  1. radio

Veps

Etymology

Noun

radio

  1. radio

Inflection

References

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “радио”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

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