Definition of publish
1 a : to make generally known b : to make public announcement of
2 a : to disseminate to the public b : to produce or release for distribution; specifically : print 2c c : 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.
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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