syndicate[sin′də kit; for v., -kāt′]
- The definition of a syndicate is a group that was designed or established to serve a common purpose, or is an entity that supplies news information to many newspapers and other media outlets all at the same time.
- An example of a syndicate is when a group of people come together to try to promote and raise money for the arts.
- An example of a syndicate is a company that provides news to many different newspapers and media outlets.
- To syndicate is to publish or broadcast something across many channels simultaneously.
When you broadcast your radio show on 30 different stations throughout the U.S., this is an example of a situation where you syndicate your radio show.
- a group or council of syndics
- an association of individuals or corporations formed to carry out some financial project requiring much capital
- any group organized to further some undertaking
- ☆ an informal association of criminals controlling a network of vice, gambling, etc.
- ☆ a group of newspapers, owned as a chain
- ☆ an organization that sells special articles or features for publication by many newspapers or periodicals
Origin of syndicateFrench syndicat ; from syndic, syndic
transitive verbsyndicated, syndicating
- to manage as or form into a syndicate
- to sell (an article, feature, etc.) through a syndicate for publication in many newspapers or periodicals
- to sell (a program, series, etc.) to a number of radio or TV stations
- An association of people or firms formed to promote a common interest or carry out a business enterprise.
- A loose affiliation of gangsters in control of organized criminal activities.
- An agency that sells articles, features, or photographs for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously.
- A company consisting of a number of separate newspapers; a newspaper chain.
- The office, position, or jurisdiction of a syndic or body of syndics.
verbsyn·di·cat·ed, syn·di·cat·ing, syn·di·cates
- a. To organize into or manage as a syndicate.b. To sell (a horse) to a syndicate.
- To sell (a comic strip or column, for example) through a syndicate for simultaneous publication in newspapers or periodicals.
- To sell (a television series, for example) directly to independent stations.
- a. To create a feed for (a website), allowing users to include content from the website in other websites or to view the content.b. To include (the contents of a website) on another website by using a feed.
Origin of syndicateFrench syndicat, from Old French, office of syndic, from Medieval Latin syndicātus, from Late Latin syndicus, syndic; see syndic.
- A group of individuals or companies formed to transact some specific business, or to promote a common interest; a self-coordinating group.
- A similar group of gangsters engaged in organized crime.
- A chain of newspapers, or an agency that distributes features to multiple newspapers.
- The office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a council or body of syndics.
(third-person singular simple present syndicates, present participle syndicating, simple past and past participle syndicated)
syndicate - Legal Definition