Definition of publish
1a : to make generally knownb : to make public announcement of
2a : to disseminate to the publicb : to produce or release for distribution; specifically : print 2cc : to issue the work of (an author)
1 : to put out an edition
2 : to have one's work accepted for publication
publishableplay \-bli-shə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of publish in a Sentence
It's a small company that only publishes about four books a year.
The university press publishes academic titles.
The newspaper is published daily.
There is a lot of pressure for professors to publish regularly.
He has not published anything for a long time.
The magazine published two of my stories.
Recent Examples of publish from the Web
This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.
Reports are more complete on doctors who practice in states where medical boards publish more material online.
In another article, published on Dec. 22 as a post on its Sinosphere blog, The Times described an anti-Western internet video that had been widely promoted by Chinese public security offices.
The column, published the next day, was so moving that Patterson was invited to read it aloud that night on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.
A survey published Monday by financial information firm IHS Markit Ltd. showed activity in the U.K.’s manufacturing sector expanded strongly in September, as the pound’s weakness aided exports.
That version of the tarot inspired the Rider-Waite deck, designed by two members of the Golden Dawn, Arthur Waite and Pamela Colman Smith (Rider refers to the company that published the cards); their deck informed most subsequent versions.
This post was originally published in October 2015.
Do my comments have to be approved before they are published?
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Origin and Etymology of publish
Middle English, modification of Anglo-French publier, from Latin publicare, from publicus public
First Known Use: 14th century
PUBLISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of publish for English Language Learners
: 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
PUBLISH Defined for Kids
Definition of publish for Students
1 : to bring printed works (as books) before the public usually for sale
2 : to print (as in a magazine or newspaper) The newspaper published her article on dogs.
3 : to make widely known
Legal Definition of publish
1 : to make known to another or to the public generally Editor's note: For purposes of defamation, a defamatory communication made to only one third party may be considered published.
2a : to proclaim officially publish an enactment b : to declare (a will) to be a true and valid expression of one's last will c : to reproduce (an opinion) in a reporter
3a : to disseminate to the public or provide notice of to the public or to an individual (as through a mass medium) ordered to publish the citation in the legal notices for three weeks — see also notice by publication at notice b : to distribute or offer for distribution to the public copies of (a copyrightable work) by some transfer of ownership, rental, lease, or loan
4 : utter
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