publish


publish
[14] To publish something is etymologically to make it ‘public’. The word comes from publiss-, the stem of Old French publier, which was descended from Latin pūblicāre ‘make public’, a derivative of pūblicus ‘public’. The earliest record of its use in English for ‘bring out a book’ comes from the early 16th century. => PUBLIC
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   To publish a book or information is to bring it before the public. The origin is ultimately in Latin publicus, an altered form of poplicus, the adjective of populus, 'people.'

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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  • publish — pub·lish vt 1: to make known to another or to the public generally ◇ For purposes of defamation, a defamatory communication made to only one third party may be considered published. 2 a: to proclaim officially publish an enactment b: to declare… …   Law dictionary

  • publish — pub‧lish [ˈpʌblɪʆ] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] to arrange the writing, production, and sale of a book, magazine etc: • Her second novel was published in July. • We publish education books. 2. [transitive] to make official information such… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • publish — (v.) early 14c., to make public, from M.E. publicen (c.1300), altered (by influence of banish, finish, etc.) from O.Fr. publier, from L. publicare make public, from publicus public (see PUBLIC (Cf. public)). The meaning to issue (a book,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • publish — *declare, announce, advertise, proclaim, promulgate, broadcast Analogous words: divulge, disclose, *reveal, discover: *communicate, impart: vent, ventilate, utter, broach, *express …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • publish — [v] have printed, issue announce, bring out, broadcast, circulate, communicate, declare, disclose, distribute, divulge, let it be known*, print, proclaim, produce, promulgate, publicize, put in print, put out, report, spotlight; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • publish — ► VERB 1) prepare and issue (a book, newspaper, piece of music, etc.) for public sale. 2) print in a book, newspaper, or journal so as to make generally known. 3) announce formally. 4) Law communicate (a libel) to a third party. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • publish — [pub′lish] vt. [ME publisshen < extended stem of OFr publier < L publicare, to make public < publicus, PUBLIC] 1. to make publicly known; announce, proclaim, divulge, or promulgate 2. a) to issue (a printed work, etc.) to the public, as… …   English World dictionary

  • publish — 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}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • publish — [[t]pʌ̱blɪʃ[/t]] ♦♦ publishes, publishing, published 1) VERB When a company publishes a book or magazine, it prints copies of it, which are sent to shops to be sold. [V n] They publish reference books... [V n] His latest book of poetry will be… …   English dictionary

  • publish — verb ADVERB ▪ recently ▪ originally, previously ▪ extensively (esp. AmE), widely ▪ He has published extensively on medieval education …   Collocations dictionary