1. The quality or state of being public, or open to the view or notice of people at large; publicity; notoriety; as,
the publicness of a sale.
2. The quality or state of belonging to the community; as, the publicness of property. Boyle.
1. Having, or exercising, a disposition to advance the interest of the community or public; as, public-
2. Dictated by a regard to public good; as, a public-spirited project or measure. Addison.
Pub"lic-spir`it*ed*ly, adv. Pub"lic-spir`it*ed*ness, n.
(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 transaction; to
promulgate or proclaim, as a law or an edict.
Published was the bounty of her name.Chaucer.
The unwearied sun, from day to day,Addison.
Does his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land
work of an almighty hand.
2. To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of marriage.
3. To send forth, as a book, newspaper, musical piece, or other printed work, either for sale or for general
distribution; to print, and issue from the press.
4. To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish counterfeit paper. [U.S.]
To publish a will (Law), to acknowledge it before the witnesses as the testator's last will and testament.
Syn. To announce; proclaim; advertise; declare; promulgate; disclose; divulge; reveal. See Announce.
(Pub"lish*a*ble) a. Capable of being published; suitable for publication.
(Pub"lish*er) n. One who publishes; as, a publisher of a book or magazine.
For love of you, not hate unto my friend,Shak.
Hath made me publisher of this pretense.
1. The act or process of making publicly known; publication.
2. A public notice of intended marriage, required by the laws of some States. [U.S.]
(Puc*coon") n. [From the American Indian name.] (Bot.) Any one of several plants yielding a
red pigment which is used by the North American Indians, as the bloodroot and two species of Lithospermum
(L. hirtum, and L. canescens); also, the pigment itself.
(Puce) a. [F., fr. puce a flea, L. pulex, pulicis.] Of a dark brown or brownish purple color.
(Pu"cel) n. See Pucelle. [Obs.]
(Pu"cel*age) n. [F.] Virginity. [R.]