- 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Examples from the Web for unpublished
Such details are contained in 16 pages of previously unpublished emails and memos obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.Koch Foundation to College: We’ll Give You Millions—if You Teach Our Libertarian Ideology
Center for Public Integrity
September 12, 2014
Posner declined to discuss the contents of the unpublished Saudi textbook study in the interview.U.S. Keeps Saudi Arabia’s Worst Secret
March 25, 2014
Then, in Jan. 2011, Mutual spent $25,000 to acquire the rights to Marcel, an unpublished story set in Paris during World War II.How Four Men Conned People Into Investing in a Jean-Claude Van Damme-Starring WWII Epic
February 21, 2014
It was, in fact, an unpublished creationist text that had been around for some time.Creationism’s Latest Trojan Horse Edges Toward Virginia Schools
Karl W. Giberson
January 19, 2014
Two previously unpublished stories draw from her days in psychiatric hospitals.Happy Short Story Month! Three New Must-Read Collections
May 24, 2013
Did you not say it was an unpublished song written by a messmate of yours?The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
Replies to Matthew Arnold's American criticisms (unpublished).Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
It was unpublished at the time of his death, but could not be found among his papers.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
From an unpublished trial in the Justiciary Court at Edinburgh.The Witch-cult in Western Europe
Margaret Alice Murray
It has an airy freshness, and is (as I believe) unpublished.
- not available in print for distribution and sale
- having no written work issued for publicationan unpublished undergraduate
- 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 unpublished
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."