If you publish a book then it could be printed in large quantities if it is picked up by a major publisher.
An example of to publish is a magazine being printed and put on newsstands for sale.
- to make publicly known; announce, proclaim, divulge, or promulgate
- to issue (a book, newspaper, software, recorded music, digitized information or images, etc.) to the public, as for sale
- to issue the written work or works of (a particular author)
- Law to execute (a will)
Origin of publishMiddle English publisshen from extended stem of Old French publier from Classical Latin publicare, to make public from publicus, public
- to issue books, newspapers, etc. to the public
- to write books, scholarly papers, etc. that are published
- to issue a book, newspaper, software, recorded music, etc. in an electronic form, as on a CD-ROM or on the Internet: often with to
verbpub·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).
- To bring to the public attention; announce. See Synonyms at announce.
- To issue a publication.
- To be the writer of works that are published.
Origin of publishMiddle English publicen, publishen to make known publicly from alteration of Old French publier from Latin pūblicāre ; see publication .
(third-person singular simple present publishes, present participle publishing, simple past and past participle published)
- (intransitive): To issue a medium (e.g. publication).
- : To issue something (usually printed work) for sale and distribution.
- : To announce to the public.
- (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.
- (intransitive): To write in a publication (usually as an academic).
publish - Computer Definition
To disseminate information in a print or electronic format. After the final layout has been composed, print publishing involves printing the paper and binding the sheets into pamphlets or books. CD and DVD publishing requires converting final files to a master optical disc, which is converted to a metal master for pressing plastic media. Web publishing is all electronic. Final files are transmitted to the Web server or application server.
publish - Legal Definition