- 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 published
Her latest book, Heretic: The Case for a Muslim Reformation, will be published in April by HarperCollins.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
January 8, 2015
That is why The Daily Beast stands with Charlie Hebdo and published their controversial covers in the wake of the attack.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too
January 8, 2015
The trials produced positive results, published in The New England Journal of Medicine in November.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
However, an article designed to act as a tie-in to the piece has been published as planned in the BBC magazine Radio Times.Pulled Documentary Says William Felt ‘Used’ by Charles’ Push for Camilla
December 30, 2014
This article is adapted from one written for Niqash by Khales Joumah and published December 24.Has the Kurdish Victory at Sinjar Turned the Tide of ISIS War?
December 27, 2014
It is found in nearly all the published speeches of him who now addresses you.
Mr. Gladstone published in seven volumes, in 1879, "Gleanings of Past Years."The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Radamisto was printed, and was published by Handel himself at his own house.Handel
Edward J. Dent
A month after his return to London, Hearts of Controversy was published.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
In 1793 he published his first papers; and in the autumn of 1795 he entered the University of Gottingen.Heroes of the Telegraph
- 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 published
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."