- to issue (printed or otherwise reproduced textual or graphic material, computer software, etc.) for sale or distribution to the public.
- to issue publicly the work of: Random House publishes Faulkner.
- to submit (content) online, as to a message board or blog: I published a comment on her blog post with examples from my own life. They publish a new webcomic once a month.
- to announce formally or officially; proclaim; promulgate.
- to make publicly or generally known.
- Law. to communicate (a defamatory statement) to some person or persons other than the person defamed.
- to issue newspapers, books, computer software, etc.; engage in publishing: The new house will start to publish next month.
- to have one's work published: She has decided to publish with another house.
Origin of publish
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Examples from the Web for publishable
You want to be able to mine that work for publishable insights.Why Don't More Social Scientists Share Their Data?
April 18, 2013
I do not want to have to spend time in revising a MS., to get it into publishable shape; neither does any other editor.The Lure of the Pen
It was to her that he poured out his soul in endless letters not yet publishable entire.The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2
It was not publishable matter, and really never intended as such.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
- to produce and issue (printed or electronic matter) for distribution and sale
- (intr) to have one's written work issued for publication
- (tr) to announce formally or in public
- (tr) to communicate (defamatory matter) to someone other than the person defamedto publish a libel
Word Origin and History for publishable
mid-14c., "make publicly known, reveal, divulge, announce;" alteration of publicen (early 14c.) by influence of banish, finish, etc.; from extended stem of Old French publier "make public, spread abroad, communicate," from Latin publicare "make public," from publicus "public" (see public). Meaning "issue (a book, etc.) to the public" is from late 14c., also "to disgrace, put to shame; denounce publicly." Related: Published; publishing. In Middle English the verb also meant "to people, populate; to multiply, breed" (late 14c.), e.g. ben published of "be descended from."