(Old English: a suffix meaning, characteristic of, like, tending to; of or relating to, from; somewhat, approximately; or a verb ending)
A suffix used to form adjectives from nouns and from adjectives. It refers to "relation, resemblance, similarity", and sometimes has a diminutive force; such as, "selfish, boyish, brutish; whitish, somewhat white".
A verb ending, originally appearing in certain verbs of French origin; such as, "abolish, cherish, finish, furnish, garnish", and "impoverish".
2. To pass away or disappear.
3. To suffer destruction or ruin.
4. To suffer spiritual death.
5. "Perish the thought", may it never happen; used facetiously or as an afterthought of foreboding.
2. The language of the Picts, of uncertain affiliation, known chiefly from place names and extinct by the tenth century.
2. To issue (printed or otherwise reproduced textual or graphic material, computer software, etc.) for sale or distribution to the public.
3. To announce formally or officially to the public; to proclaim; to promulgate.
4. To make publicly or generally known.
5. To issue newspapers, books, computer software, etc.; to engage in publishing.
6. To have one's work published or to be the writer or author of published works or a work.
7. To prepare and issue for public distribution or sale.
Publishing is an industry concerned with the production of literature or information; including, the function of making information available for public view. In some situations, authors may be their own publishers.
Traditionally, publishing refers to the distribution of printed works; such as, books and newspapers. With the existence of digital information systems and the internet, the scope of publishing has expanded to include websites, blogs, etc.
As a business, publishing includes the development, marketing, production, and the distribution of newspapers, magazines, books, literary works, musical works, software, and other works dealing with information for the public, or people in general, or for specific groups.
2. To force an individual into a sexual act against that person's will or desire: The police report noted that poor Celia had been ravished by a gang of unmerciful rebels.
3. To be highly emotional about something: Harriet was ravished by the view of the valley from the pinnacle of the mountain.
4. Etymology: from Middle English, "to seize, to take away by violence"; from Middle French raviss-, stem of ravir; ultimately from Latin rapere, "to seize, to rob".
2. A quarrelsome, ill-tempered disposition.
2. The Romance language of the largest part of Spain and most of Central and South America.
2. Fiercely cruel; bloodthirsty, relentless.