From Middle English publicen (by analogy with banish, finish), from Old French publier, from Latin publicare (“to make public, show or tell to the people, make known, declare, also (and earlier) confiscate for public use”), from publicus (“pertaining to the people, public”); see public.
- (transitive) To issue (something, such as printed work) for distribution and/or sale.
- The Times published the investigative piece about the governor both in print and online.
- Most of the sketches Faulkner published in 1925 appeared in the Sunday magazine section of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
- The State combined public information strategies and published billboards, pamphlets, and newsletter articles under the campaign theme, Give 'Em the Boot.
- 2013 August 16, David Larousserie, “Super-lasers blaze knowledge frontier”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 10, page 35:
- In an article published in 2008 [Gérard] Mourou proposed an alternative means of achieving atomic fusion. He now believes that fibre lasers could be used to transmute elements, as a way of disposing of highly radioactive waste from nuclear power stations.
- (transitive) To announce to the public.
- The Secretary of Health and Human Services published a press release on May 22, 2013.
- The Bolshevik government published an announcement of the tsar's death.
- No newspaper published the victim's name.
- (transitive) To issue the work of (an author).
- Grove Press published many avant-garde authors.
- (Internet, transitive) To disseminate (a message) publicly via a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc.
- (intransitive) To issue a medium (e.g. publication).
- Major city papers still publish daily.
- (intransitive) To have one's work accepted for a publication.
- She needs to publish in order to get tenure.
- (intransitive, of content) To be made available in a printed publication or other medium.
- The article first published online, then in print the next day.
- (Internet, intransitive) To convert data of a Web page to HTML in a local directory and copy it to the Web site on a remote system.
- (to announce to the public): disclose, make known; See also Thesaurus:announce
- (to disseminate publicly via a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc.): post
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- publish in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- publish in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
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