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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.]
- factoid - An unsubstantiated statement, account, or report published as if it were factual, coined by the novelist Norman Mailer from fact + -oid (as in android, humanoid), in reference to his fictionalized biography of Marilyn Monroe.
- divulgate - If something is divulgate, it is published.
- libel, slander - Libel—from Latin libellus, "little book"—must be published, while spoken defamatory remarks are slander; libel first meant "document, written statement."
- backlist - Older books kept in print by a publisher.
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|Adj.||1.||published - prepared and printed for distribution and sale; "the complete published works Dickens"|
unpublished - not published; "unpublished letters and diaries"
|2.||published - formally made public; "published accounts"|