What does publish mean?

Definitions for publish
ˈpʌb lɪʃpub·lish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. print, publishverb

    put into print

    "The newspaper published the news of the royal couple's divorce"; "These news should not be printed"

  2. publish, bring out, put out, issue, releaseverb

    prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

    "publish a magazine or newspaper"

  3. publish, writeverb

    have (one's written work) issued for publication

    "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"


  1. publishverb

    To issue a medium (e.g. publication).

  2. publishverb

    To issue something (usually printed work) for sale and distribution.

  3. publishverb

    To announce to the public.

  4. Etymology: publicen (and publish to look like to banish, finish), from publier, from publicare, from publicus; see public.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To PUBLISHverb

    Etymology: publier, Fr. publico, Lat.

    How will this grieve you,
    When you shall come to clearer knowledge, that
    You thus have published me. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    His commission from God and his doctrine tend to the impressing the necessity of that reformation, which he came to publish. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.

    Suppose he should relent,
    And publish grace to all. John Milton.

    Th’ unwearied sun, from day to day,
    Does his Creator’s pow’r display,
    And publishes to every land
    The work of an almighty hand. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    If I had not unwarily too far engaged myself for the present publishing it, I should have kept it by me. Digby.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Publishverb

    to make public; to make known to mankind, or to people in general; to divulge, as a private transaction; to promulgate or proclaim, as a law or an edict

  2. Publishverb

    to make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of marriage

  3. Publishverb

    to send forth, as a book, newspaper, musical piece, or other printed work, either for sale or for general distribution; to print, and issue from the press

  4. Publishverb

    to utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish counterfeit paper

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Publish

    pub′lish, v.t. to make public: to divulge: to announce: to proclaim: to send forth to the public: to print and offer for sale: to put into circulation.—adj. Pub′lishable.—ns. Pub′lisher, one who makes public: one who publishes books; Pub′lishment, publication, esp. of banns.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. publish

    To make known. In a garrison orders are published by being read at parade. Orders are also published by circulating written copies.

Editors Contribution

  1. Publish

    To prepare, produce and communicate an electronic document.

    They did publish their lyrics online.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 11, 2020  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'publish' in Verbs Frequency: #183

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of publish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of publish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of publish in a Sentence

  1. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen:

    If news organizations want to cut through with a direct route to users in an environment dominated by platforms, if they want to convince people to pay for their journalism then they must convince people that the journalism they publish has value for them, for the public.

  2. Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, Attributed; when the courtesan Harriette Wilson threatened to publish her memoirs and his:

    Publish and be damned!

  3. Gurdial Singh Nijar:

    He gave direction asking them to publish a correction, failing which (Singapore's government) can take action against them, which includes ultimately being charged in Singapore's courts, we are saying that direction...is of no effect, null and void, and cannot be enforced.

  4. Wolfgang Krach:

    Nonetheless, I think it is completely indisputable that it was valid, correct and even necessary to publish this data.

  5. Elija Lovejoy:

    As long as I am an American citizen and American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please on any subject.

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