pub·​lish·​er ˈpə-bli-shər How to pronounce publisher (audio)
: 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 Often, this has included working with a publisher (like Stonemaier) to finalize the elements and try to keep costs down through existing relationships. Saira Mueller, CNN, 13 June 2024 The novel’s publication also brings Winspear back to her first publisher, Soho Crime, which first launched the series. Erik Pedersen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2024 And while the bill requires large publishers to spend 70% of these funds on journalists and other staff, for publications with five or fewer employees that number is reduced to 50%. Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee, 11 June 2024 Dave Marston is the publisher of Writers on the Range,, an independent nonprofit dedicated to spurring lively conversation about the West. Dave Marston, The Denver Post, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for publisher 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Publisher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


pub·​lish·​er ˈpəb-lish-ər How to pronounce publisher (audio)
: one that publishes
especially : one that sends out and offers for sale printed matter (as books, magazines, or newspapers)

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