pub·​lish·​er | \ ˈpə-bli-shər How to pronounce publisher (audio) \

Definition of publisher

: one that publishes something especially : a person or corporation whose business is publishing

Examples of publisher in a Sentence

He submitted the manuscript to publishers of children's books.
Recent Examples on the Web During a live conversation last month put on by the book’s publisher, Cabrera was on the line from Rush City with Soth, on Zoom. Jenna Ross, Star Tribune, "For famed Minneapolis artist Alec Soth, the mail delivered an unlikely friendship," 13 Nov. 2020 Today, Memory is a children’s book publisher in his hometown of Portland, as the entrepreneur behind A Kids Book About, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary. oregonlive, "Meet A Kids Book About, a Portland publisher that aims to help families talk about challenging topics," 13 Oct. 2020 The Wall Street Journal’s publisher, Dow Jones, is contributing to the legal fees for the family’s appeal. Saeed Shah, WSJ, "Pakistan Top Court to Rule on Conviction in Wall Street Journal Reporter’s Murder," 27 Sep. 2020 William Rusher, National Review’s inaugural and longtime publisher, said that politicians will always disappoint us. Isaac Schorr, National Review, "The Pointlessness of Anti-Romney Republicanism," 19 Aug. 2020 Today we're joined by Jynne Dilling Martin, associate publisher at Riverhead Books. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "We’ve Got Even More Book Suggestions: Women Who Travel Podcast," 5 Aug. 2020 Place also was waiting on an unemployment insurance check, her first since moving to Arizona 13 years ago, after she was furloughed by her employer, an educational publisher. Rachel Leingang, The Arizona Republic, "A lifeline. A community center. A business safety net. In Arizona, the mail means more than you may think," 1 July 2020 The university system had been trying to negotiate a deal to make all of its research open-access—outside of a paywall—with Elsevier, the world’s largest academic publisher. Gregory Barber, Wired, "Universities Step Up the Fight for Open-Access Research," 16 June 2020 Stephen Gregory, publisher of the U.S. editions of The Epoch Times, has denied any connection to the accounts. NBC News, "How a fake persona laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden conspiracy deluge," 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of publisher

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of publisher was in the 15th century

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16 Nov 2020

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“Publisher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of publisher

: a person or company that produces books, magazines, etc.

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