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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pub·lish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Published p. pr. & vb. n. Publishing.]
 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,
 Does his Creator's power display,
 And publishes to every land
 The work of an almighty hand.   --Addison.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: prepared and printed for distribution and sale; "the
             complete published works Dickens" [ant: unpublished]
      2: formally made public; "published accounts" [syn: promulgated]