[ puhb-li-shing ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪ ʃɪŋ /


the activities or business of a publisher, especially of books or periodicals: He plans to go into publishing after college.

Nearby words

  1. publicness,
  2. publish,
  3. publish or perish,
  4. publishable,
  5. publisher,
  6. publishing house,
  7. publishment,
  8. pubo-,
  9. pubococcygeus,
  10. puboprostatic

Origin of publishing

1375–1425; late Middle English (gerund); see publish, -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for publishings



mid-15c., "act of announcing or declaring," also "the issuing of copies of a book for public sale," verbal noun from publish (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper