from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Information that concerns a person, group, event, or product and that is disseminated through various media to attract public notice.
- n. Public interest, notice, or notoriety achieved by the spreading of such information.
- n. The act, process, or occupation of disseminating information to gain public interest.
- n. The condition of being public.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Advertising or other activity designed to rouse public interest in something.
- n. Public interest attracted in this way.
- n. The condition of being the object of public attention.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being public, or open to the knowledge of a community; notoriety; publicness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being public, or open to the observation or inquiry of a community; notoriety: as, to give publicity to a private communication.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being open to public view
- n. a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
French publicité, from public, public, from Old French; see public.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French publicité. (Wiktionary)