[ puhb-li-sher ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪ ʃər /


a person or company whose business is the publishing of books, periodicals, engravings, computer software, etc.
the business head of a newspaper organization or publishing house, commonly the owner or the representative of the owner.

Origin of publisher

1425–75; late Middle English: one who proclaims publicly; see publish, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for publisher

/ (ˈpʌblɪʃə) /


a company or person engaged in publishing periodicals, books, music, etc
US and Canadian the proprietor of a newspaper or his representative
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