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Publish definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PUB'LISH, v.t. [L.publico. See Public.]
1. To discover or make known to mankind or to people in general what before was private or unknown; to divulge, as a private transaction; to promulgate or proclaim, as a law or edict. We publish a secret, by telling it to people without reserve. Laws are published by printing or by proclamation. Christ and his apostles published the glad tidings of salvation.
Th' unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator's power display;
And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty hand.
2. To send a book into the world; or to sell or offer for sale a book, map or print.
3. To utter; to put off or into circulation; as, to publish a forged or counterfeit paper.
4. To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of matrimony. We say also, the persons intending marriage are published; that is, their intention of marriage is published.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: put into print; "The newspaper published the news of the royal couple's divorce"; "These news should not be printed" [syn: print, publish]
2: prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper" [syn: publish, bring out, put out, issue, release]
3: have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career" [syn: publish, write]

Merriam Webster's

verb Etymology: Middle English, modification of Anglo-French publier, from Latin publicare, from publicus public Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to make generally known b. to make public announcement of 2. a. to disseminate to the public b. to produce or release for distribution; specifically print 2c c. to issue the work of (an author) intransitive verb 1. to put out an edition 2. to have one's work accepted for publication publishable adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 (also absol.) (of an author, publisher, etc.) prepare and issue (a book, newspaper, engraving, etc.) for public sale. 2 make generally known. 3 announce (an edict etc.) formally; read (marriage banns). 4 Law communicate (a libel etc.) to a third party. Derivatives: publishable adj. Etymology: ME puplise etc. f. OF puplier, publier f. L publicare (as PUBLIC)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Publish Pub"lish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Published; p. pr. & vb. n. Publishing.] [F. publier, L. publicare, publicatum. See Public, and -ish.] 1. To make public; to make known to mankind, or to people in general; to divulge, as a private transaction; to promulgate or proclaim, as a law or an edict. Published was the bounty of her name. --Chaucer. The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator's power display, And publishes to every land The work of an almighty hand. --Addison. 2. To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of marriage. 3. To send forth, as a book, newspaper, musical piece, or other printed work, either for sale or for general distribution; to print, and issue from the press. 4. To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish counterfeit paper. [U.S.] To publish a will (Law), to acknowledge it before the witnesses as the testator's last will and testament. Syn: To announce; proclaim; advertise; declare; promulgate; disclose; divulge; reveal. See Announce.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Announce An*nounce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Announced; p. pr. & vb. n. Announcing.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See Nuncio, and cf. Annunciate.] 1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim. Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts. --Gilpin. 2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence. Publish laws, announce Or life or death. --Prior. Syn: To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare; promulgate. Usage: To Publish, Announce, Proclaim, Promulgate. We publish what we give openly to the world, either by oral communication or by means of the press; as, to publish abroad the faults of our neighbors. We announce what we declare by anticipation, or make known for the first time; as, to announce the speedy publication of a book; to announce the approach or arrival of a distinguished personage. We proclaim anything to which we give the widest publicity; as, to proclaim the news of victory. We promulgate when we proclaim more widely what has before been known by some; as, to promulgate the gospel.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(publishes, publishing, published) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. When a company publishes a book or magazine, it prints copies of it, which are sent to shops to be sold. They publish reference books... His latest book of poetry will be published by Faber in May. VERB: V n, V n 2. When the people in charge of a newspaper or magazine publish a piece of writing or a photograph, they print it in their newspaper or magazine. The ban was imposed after the magazine published an article satirising the government... I don't encourage people to take photographs like this without permission, but by law we can publish. VERB: V n, V 3. If someone publishes a book or an article that they have written, they arrange to have it published. John Lennon found time to publish two books of his humorous prose. VERB: V n 4. If you publish information or an opinion, you make it known to the public by having it printed in a newspaper, magazine, or official document. The demonstrators called on the government to publish a list of registered voters. VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Promulgate, proclaim, utter, blaze, blazon, announce, declare, disclose, divulge, reveal, advertise, bruit, impart, communicate, broach, make known, spread, spread abroad, blaze abroad, tell, ventilate, make public. 2. Issue (as a book), emit, send forth, bring out, put forth, print and offer for sale.

Moby Thesaurus

advertise, air, announce, annunciate, bestrew, break it to, break the news, breathe, bring out, broach, broadcast, bruit about, circumfuse, come out with, confide, confide to, deal out, diffract, diffuse, disclose, dispense, disperse, dispread, disseminate, distribute, diverge, divulgate, divulge, engrave, evulgate, express, fan out, get out, give out, give vent to, hectograph, impress, imprint, issue, leak, let get around, let in on, let out, make known, make public, market, mimeograph, multigraph, out with, overprint, overscatter, oversow, overspread, print, proclaim, produce, promulgate, proof, propagate, prove, publicize, pull, pull a proof, put forth, put out, put to bed, put to press, radiate, reissue, report, reprint, retail, reveal, run, run off, scatter, sow, sow broadcast, splay, spread, spread about, spread out, stamp, strew, strike, tell, toot, utter, vent, ventilate


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