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PUBLISHER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does publisher mean? 

PUBLISHER (noun)
  The noun PUBLISHER has 3 senses:

1. a firm in the publishing business
2. a person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music
3. the proprietor of a newspaper

  Familiarity information: PUBLISHER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PUBLISHER (noun)


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Meaning:

A firm in the publishing business

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

publisher; publishing company; publishing firm; publishing house

Hypernyms ("publisher" is a kind of...):

business firm; firm; house (the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "publisher"):

newspaper; newspaper publisher; paper (a business firm that publishes newspapers)

magazine; magazine publisher (a business firm that publishes magazines)


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Meaning:

A person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("publisher" is a kind of...):

professional; professional person (a person engaged in one of the learned professions)

Instance hyponyms:

Baedeker; Karl Baedeker (German publisher of a series of travel guidebooks (1801-1859))

Bartlett; John Bartlett (United States publisher and editor who compiled a book of familiar quotations (1820-1905))

Henry Oscar Houghton; Houghton (United States publisher who founded a printing shop that became an important book publisher (1823-1895))

Henry Luce; Henry Robinson Luce; Luce (United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967))

Keith Rupert Murdoch; Murdoch; Rupert Murdoch (United States publisher (born in Australia in 1931))

Adolph Simon Ochs; Ochs (United States newspaper publisher (1858-1935))


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Meaning:

The proprietor of a newspaper

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

newspaper publisher; publisher

Hypernyms ("publisher" is a kind of...):

owner; proprietor ((law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "publisher"):

press lord (a powerful newspaper proprietor)

Instance hyponyms:

1st Baron Beaverbrook; Beaverbrook; William Maxwell Aitken (British newspaper publisher and politician (born in Canada); confidant of Winston Churchill (1879-1964))

Alfred Charles William Harmsworth; Harmsworth; Viscount Northcliffe (British newspaper publisher (1865-1922))

Benjamin Harris; Harris (publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713))

Hearst; William Randolph Hearst (United States newspaper publisher whose introduction of large headlines and sensational reporting changed American journalism (1863-1951))

Joseph Pulitzer; Pulitzer (United States newspaper publisher (born in Hungary) who established the Pulitzer prizes (1847-1911))

James Edmund Scripps; Scripps (United States newspaper publisher and half-brother of Edward Wyllis Scripps (1835-1908))

Edward Wyllis Scripps; Scripps (United States newspaper publisher who founded an important press association; half-brother of James Edmund Scripps (1854-1926))


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