Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RADIO

He addressed the nation by radio and announced his plans for a New Deal.

The pilot of the incoming plane was there, too, and the radio man.

Sorry I couldn't meet you at the ship; got your radio, but couldn't make it.

He edged a hand inside the suit again and turned off his radio.

Jim stopped the side motion and jumped to the radio telephone.

I could detect no lifeboats in the vicinity nor could I raise any on the radio.

The radio and most of the control linkages have gone into it.

His laugh died instantly like a radio that had been snapped off.

Dawn was paling the blue-black sky as the radio engineer returned.

O'Malley seated himself and elevated his feet to the top of the radio.

WORD ORIGIN

"wireless transmission of voice signals with radio waves," 1907, abstracted from earlier combinations such as radio-receiver (1903), radiophone (1881), radio-telegraphy (1898), from radio- as a comb. form of Latin radius "beam." Use for "radio receiver" is first attested 1913; sense of "sound broadcasting as a medium" is from 1913.

Wireless remained more widespread until World War II, when military preference for radio turned the tables. As an adjective by 1912, "by radio transmission;" meaning "controlled by radio" from 1974. Radio _______ "radio station or service from _______" is recorded from 1920. A radio shack (1946) was a small building housing radio equipment.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.