verb pub·lish \ˈpə-blish\

: to prepare and produce (a book, magazine, etc.) for sale

: to have something you wrote included in a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.

: to include (an article, letter, photograph, etc.) in a magazine or newspaper

Full Definition of PUBLISH

transitive verb
a :  to make generally known
b :  to make public announcement of
a :  to disseminate to the public
b :  to produce or release for distribution; specifically :  print 2c
c :  to issue the work of (an author)
intransitive verb
:  to put out an edition
:  to have one's work accepted for publication
pub·lish·able \-bli-shə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of PUBLISH

  1. It's a small company that only publishes about four books a year.
  2. The university press publishes academic titles.
  3. The newspaper is published daily.
  4. There is a lot of pressure for professors to publish regularly.
  5. He has not published anything for a long time.
  6. The magazine published two of my stories.

Origin of PUBLISH

Middle English, modification of Anglo-French publier, from Latin publicare, from publicus public
First Known Use: 14th century
PUBLISHABLE Defined for Kids


verb pub·lish \ˈpə-blish\

Definition of PUBLISH for Kids

:  to bring printed works (as books) before the public usually for sale
:  to print (as in a magazine or newspaper) <The newspaper published her article on dogs.>
:  to make widely known
pub·lish·er noun


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