1 state of being known to, seen by, etc the public 为公众所知、所见等之状况
*avoid/shun/seek publicity 避免[不愿/一心要]引起公众注意
* Their marriage took place amid a blaze of publicity. 他们举行婚礼轰动一时.
2 (business of) providing information in order to attract public attention; advertising 宣传（业务）; 广告
*Her new play has attracted a lot of publicity. 她的新剧作获得广泛宣传.
* The publicity for the book was poor and sales were low. 该书宣传工作没有做好, 所以销量不大.
* [attrib 作定语] a publicity campaign, ie special effort to publicize and promote sth 宣传运动.
3 (idm 习语) the glare of publicity => glare2.
the attention that someone or something gets from newspapers, television etc
Standards in education have received much publicity over the last few years.
bad/good/unwelcome etc publicity
It's important to gain good publicity for the school.
The adverse publicity had damaged sales.
the business of making sure that people know about a new product, film etc or what a particular famous person is doing
Who's going to do the show's publicity?
The Government has launched a publicity campaign .
Is their much-reported romance just a publicity stunt (=something that is only done to get publicity) ?
1. The new project gained publicity through papers. 这项新工程通过报纸得到广泛宣传。
2. The poor record of survival, plus public reaction against the media´s use of heart transplants for publicity (and perhaps also entertainment), gave rise to a wave of anti-transplant feelings both in and outside the medical profession. 由于手术后病人存活时间短，加之公共舆论反对新闻界利用心脏移植来进行宣传（甚至娱乐），所以，医学界内外掀起了一股反对心脏移植的浪潮。
3. Hyde School founder Joseph Gauld claims success with the program at the $18,000-a-year high school in Bath, Maine, which has received considerable publicity for its work with troubled youngsters. 海德中学坐落在缅因州巴思市，每年的学费高达1.8万美元，因其教导问题少年有方而遐迩闻名。
4. It was a great ordeal for Mrs. West, but an even greater ordeal had been publicity. 这对威斯特太太打击不小，但是宣传报道对她的打击更为沉重。