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 In July, he was named an editor for Tin House, a prestigious literary book publisher, and is set to acquire three books. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 14 Nov. 2021 This approach has helped PlayWay maintain its own comparatively small size—by triple-A publisher standards—with just 40 full-time employees, mostly QA testers and some finance and marketing executives. Michael Thomsen, Wired, 13 Nov. 2021 But the journal later issued a publisher's note saying the institute did not fund the experiment. Daniel Funke, USA TODAY, 12 Nov. 2021 The messages were released as a result of her lawsuit against Associated Newspapers Limited, publisher of MailOnline and The Mail on Sunday. Stephanie Petit And Phil Boucher,, 12 Nov. 2021 The series is being produced by Tomorrow Studios and One Piece publisher Shueisha. Alejandra Gularte, Vulture, 11 Nov. 2021 By then, Highsmith had no permanent New York publisher, having been rejected by major presses despite her bestsellers. Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2021 Today, those same kids can point to dozens of degree programs, new labs and publisher partnerships at some of the finest schools in the U.S. Jonathan Anastas, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2021 Now, Watkins partners with the independent Music City publisher, founded and led by Grammy-winner Shane McAnally. Kristin Robinson, Billboard, 23 Sep. 2021

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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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17 Nov 2021

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“Publisher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of publisher

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

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