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v. pub·lished, pub·lish·ing, pub·lish·es
a. To prepare and issue (a book, music, or other material) for public distribution, especially for sale.
b. To prepare and issue a work or works by (an author).
2. To bring to the public attention; announce. See Synonyms at announce.
1. To issue a publication.
2. To be the writer of works that are published.

[Middle English publicen, publishen, to make known publicly, from alteration of Old French publier, from Latin pūblicāre; see publication.]

pub′lish·a·ble adj.


(ˈpʌb lɪ ʃɪŋ)

the business of a publisher.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.publishing - the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
desktop publishing - (computer science) the use of microcomputers with graphics capacity to produce printed materials
republishing, republication - the act of publishing again
contribution - a writing for publication especially one of a collection of writings as an article or story
serialisation, serialization - publication in serial form
headline - provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline
index - provide with an index; "index the book"


The act or process of publishing printed matter:
nakladatelské podnikání
nakladateľské podnikanie


A. N (= trade) → industria f editorial
he's in publishingpublica libros, está con una casa editorial
B. CPD publishing company, publishing house N(casa f) editorial f


[ˈpʌblɪʃɪŋ] n
(= industry) → édition f
She works in publishing → Elle travaille dans l'édition.
[book] → publication fpublishing company nmaison f d'éditionpublishing house nmaison f d'éditionpub lunch nrepas m de bistrot
to go for a pub lunch → aller manger au bistrotpub quiz n quiz, jeu-questionnaire, auquel on joue certains soirs de la semaine au pub


n (= trade)das Verlagswesen; publishing company or houseVerlagshaus nt; the decline of children’s book publishingder Rückgang bei den Kinderbüchern


[ˈpʌblɪʃɪŋ] n (industry) → editoria, industria editoriale; (of book) → pubblicazione f


(ˈpabliʃ) verb
1. to prepare, print and produce for sale (a book etc). His new novel is being published this month.
2. to make known. They published their engagement.
ˈpublisher noun
a person or a company that publishes books, newspapers etc.
ˈpublishing noun
the business of a publisher.
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