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.

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Still, another solid entry from publisher Space Cowboys. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "Eight great board games we played at PAX Unplugged," 8 Dec. 2018 Bruckheimer connected them with a publisher and writer. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Look for some Hollywood creativity from ‘Mr. Blockbuster’ Jerry Bruckheimer in Seattle’s NHL team," 27 Aug. 2018 The new series will launch from publisher Action Lab this winter, but a sneak preview will be available for attendees of next week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cult Noir Comic 'Spencer & Locke' Returns This Winter," 12 July 2018 To date, the biggest tournament has been Valve Software’s DOTA, which last year had a pool of $25 million (and that money was crowdfunded, rather than contributed directly from the publisher). Chris Morris, Fortune, "'Fortnite' Creators Put Up $100 Million for Tournament Prize Pool," 21 May 2018 Last January, Facebook changed its software algorithms to show users more posts from other people and fewer posts from publishers and brands. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Facebook needs a ‘reset’ button for your friend list," 27 Dec. 2018 Facebook began the year with a major change: shifting the balance of posts in the News Feed away from publishers and back toward friends. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Facebook," 26 Dec. 2018 And there are the editorial kind, produced by an artist or independent publisher and art-directed in whatever way the photographer wants. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "Why are CEO photos so weird?," 2 Nov. 2018 Assange has described himself variously as the group’s spokesman, publisher and editor. Frank Miles, Fox News, "WikiLeaks names new editor-in-chief, replacing Julian Assange," 26 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of publisher

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of publisher

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

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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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