• Public writer. Neapolitan group
    Public writer. Neapolitan group
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n publication the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
    • n publication the communication of something to the public; making information generally known
    • n publication the act of issuing printed materials
    • n publication a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"My magnificent order at the Public House" "My magnificent order at the Public House"
A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned about the time of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676 A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned...
Hanno announcing to the Mercenaries the emptiness of the Public Coffers Hanno announcing to the Mercenaries the emptiness of the Public Coffers
At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first toilet stall in a public washroom is the least likely to be used. It is also the cleanest
    • Publication An act done in public. "His jealousy . . . attends the business, the recreations, the publications , and retirements of every man."
    • Publication That which is published or made known; especially, any book, pamphlet, etc., offered for sale or to public notice; as, a daily or monthly publication .
    • Publication The act of offering a book, pamphlet, engraving, etc., to the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution. "The publication of these papers was not owing to our folly, but that of others."
    • Publication The act of publishing or making known; notification to the people at large, either by words, writing, or printing; proclamation; divulgation; promulgation; as, the publication of the law at Mount Sinai; the publication of the gospel; the publication of statutes or edicts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every US president has worn glasses (just not always in public).
    • n publication The act of publishing, or bringing to public notice; notification to people at large, by speech, writing, or printing; proclamation; promulgation; announcement: as, the publication of statutes; publication of banns. In law, the publication of defamation consists in communicating it to any third person; the publication of a will is that act of a testator in which he declares to the subscribing witnesses that the instrument he asks them to attest is his will; in chancery proceedings, opening to the inspection of the parties depositions that have been taken and returned under seal to the court or clerk is publication.
    • n publication The act of offering a book, map, print, piece of music, or the like, to the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution.
    • n publication A work printed and published; any book, pamphlet, or periodical offered for sale to the public: as, a monthly publication; an illustrated publication.
    • n publication Appearance in public; public appearance.
    • n publication In systematic biol., the distribution, in print, of the name of a species, genus, or other biological group, in accordance with certain technical requirements. To constitute publication of a species name, it is required that it shall be accompanied by a description or by a citation of a description. To constitute publication of a genus name, it is required in addition that it shall be associated with a species whose name is published at the same or at an earlier time. A writer who uses a new name without complying with the technical requirements of publication is said to propose the name. A subsequent writer may adopt such a name by citing it and completing its publication. In botany, by reason of the initial date for the application of the law of priority, genus and species names in works prior to 1753 are regarded as proposed but not published. See law of priority, under law.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are no public toilets in Peru.
    • Publication the act of publishing or making public: a proclamation: the act of printing and sending out for sale, as a book: that which is published as a book, &c
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  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Public sentiment is everything, with it nothing can fail, without it nothing can succeed.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Twenty years of romance make a woman look like a ruin, but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “The first mistake in public business is going into it.”
  • Withrop Aldrich
    Withrop Aldrich
    “The price of power is responsibility for the public good.”
  • George Bancroft
    George Bancroft
    “The public is wiser than the wisest critic.”


Air your dirty laundry in public - If you air your dirty laundry in public, you reveal aspects of your private life that should really remain private, by telling a secret, arguing in public, etc.
Don't wash your dirty laundry in public - (UK) People, especially couples, who argue in front of others or involve others in their personal problems and crises, are said to be washing their dirty laundry in public; making public things that are best left private. (In American English, 'don't air your dirty laundry in public' is used.)
John Q Public - (USA) John Q Public is the typical, average person.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. publicatio, confiscation: cf. F. publication,. See Publish
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. publicuspopulus, the people.


In literature:

But, ladies and gentlemen, my uncle went to jail to vindicate the rights of public assembly.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
Public writers had dared to comment upon it, and the people to draw conclusions.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
A public debt seemed to be considered by some as a public blessing; but to this doctrine they were not converts.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 4 (of 5)" by John Marshall
The new boy's first week at a Public School is probably the most wretched he will ever pass in his life.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
The conviction of a criminal is a public duty; and, under all governments of law, it is undertaken at the public charge.
"Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions" by George S. Boutwell
Semaphore telegraphs have been put up on all the high public buildings.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
Causes beyond control still further delayed the publication, and it was not until the first of February, 1823, that the book appeared.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
Bunsen's life as a public man was now practically at an end.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The public is a cruel monster; the public condemned and crucified Christ; the public is behind every lynching.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Why, it's just what the public wants.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney

In poetry:

Because I ever have pursu'd
The things that honest are, and good,
I am the public butt of all,
Who for my virtue seek my fall.
"Psalm XXXVIII." by Rees Prichard
The seasons went and came again;
At length the languid Public cried:
“It is a sorry sort of Lane
That hardly ever turns aside.
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
But no; the cross old lady swore
She'd keep his - what I said before -
To make him publicly absurd;
And MRS. PETER kept her word.
"The Perils of Invisibility" by William Schwenck Gilbert
True greatness is achieved by toil,
And labor for the public good,
'Tis labor breaks the barren soil,
And makes it yield our daily food.
"To Miss Mary Bain" by David John Scott
Thy glorious deeds of ancient date
Shall through the world be known;
Thine arm of power, thy heav'nly state,
With public splendor shown.
"Psalm 145 part 1" by Isaac Watts
The public scene Of harden'd men
Teach me, O teach me to despise!
The world few know But to their woe:
Our crimes with our experience rise.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young

In news:

Lehigh Acres' own world-renown contemporary artist Marcus Jansen's new " Faceless " painting will be offered to a public viewing of the public at an opening reception at Unit A.
One of Gait 's first projects will focus on improving customer engagement and impact of the website, which provides information for healthcare professionals and members of the public on GSK products.
A local family of community activists is hosting a public seminar on the latest science of global warming and what it means for public policy in Edina this weekend.
Chicago Public Schools isn't letting the public see inside Herzl Elementary.
The public doesn't want to hear it, but the public also doesn't like empty shelves.
Ten Detroit public high schools and 16 Detroit Public Schools-authorized charter schools will move to systems of self-governance, the latest move in a round of sweeping changes in the district.
Over 20 members of the public filled the Johnson County Commissioneramprsquos office for the first county animal control regulations public hearing.
The book's publication created a flurry of publicity.
Winner, UWEX/UW Colleges Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Collaboration(Wisconsin Public Radio and the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service).
Jill Holte, Darwin public works director, informed the council of a publication regarding the arsenic level of the city's water supply at Tuesday's meeting.
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission says it will take public comment on the proposal through Sept 20.
Editor's note: The following guest column was submitted by the Illinois Press Association (IPA) to show the important role the publishing of public notices in newspapers plays in the public's right to know.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd -Bennett speaks while Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens, following the announcement of the opening of 12 new parent engagement centers in Chicago Public Schools last Monday.
A Delaware water and sewer authority has released public records on the salaries of its employees after a legal fight over whether the utility is a public body.
I attended the public hearing on the Potsdam School District Capital Improvement project where there were 9 people representing the public and eleven people representing the school district.

In science:

Fronsdal, C. and Pathak, A., “On Entropy in Eulerian Thermodynamics”, submitted for publication; arXiv Fronsdal C. and Wilcox, T.J. “An equation of state for the dark matter in the Milky way”, submitted for publication; arXiv Gibbs, J.W., “On the equilibrium of heterogeneous substances” Trans.
Relativistic thermodynamics
The CoRoT data used here are the N2 public version obtained in FITS format from the public archive7 .
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
The iterated public goods game that we study is therefore often more realistic than a simple one shot public goods game. A proper analysis of this model fills therefore an important gap in the literature.
Altruism can proliferate through group/kin selection despite high random gene flow
How? • Replace passwords with public-key authentication. • SSL supports public-key authentication of users, but nobody uses this facility.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses
In public-key cryptosystems, an end-user generates a key pair, using an easily automated process, composed of a public- and a private-key.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses