Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

publish

 - definition
 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
verb American English pronunciation: publish /ˈpʌblɪʃ/ 
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theypublish
he/she/itpublishes
present participlepublishing
past tensepublished
past participlepublished

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to produce something that people want to read, watch or play and make it available to the public

    In order for indie developers to publish a game on the Xbox Live Arcade they will be required to partner with Microsoft Game Studios or a third-party publisher.

    Why shouldn't newspapers continue to publish online and in print?

    Don't publish your e-book without a cover.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to make information available for everyone to read

    The results of the crime survey were published in June.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to put something someone has written where other people can read it, on paper or online

    Our research is being published in a well-known medical journal.

    Every month we publish select prose and poetry on our site.

    We reserve the right to publish your comment online or in print.

    Several times now, I've accidentally clicked publish before my post was done.

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

damsel

an old word for a young woman who is not married

Open Dictionary

flat design

a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog