HyperDic: private

English > 5 senses of the word private:
ADJECTIVEallprivateconfined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
allprivate, intimateconcerning things deeply private and personal
allprivate, individualconcerning one person exclusively
allprivate, secretnot expressed
NOUNperson private, buck private, common soldieran enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
private > pronunciation
Soundspray'vaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > private: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningConfined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy.
Examples
  • "a private place"
  • "private discussions"
  • "private lessons"
  • "a private club"
  • "a private secretary"
  • "private property"
  • "the former President is now a private citizen"
  • "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"
Narrowerclannish, cliquish, clubby, snobbish, snobbybefitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
cloistered, reclusive, secluded, sequesteredProviding privacy or seclusion
closeConfined to specific persons
closed-doornot open to the public
confidentialentrusted with private / private information and the confidence of another
confidential, secret(of information) given in confidence or in secret
insularSuggestive of the isolated / isolated / isolated life of an island
nonpublicnot invested with or related to prominent position or status etc.
offstage, backstageconcealed from public view or attention
one-on-onedirectly between two individuals
privy, secluded, secrethidden / hidden from general view or use
semiprivateConfined to a small number of hospital / hospital patients
tete-a-tete, head-to-headInvolving two persons
toffee-nosedsnobbish
See alsoesotericConfined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
personalConcerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
Oppositepublicnot private
Spanishprivado
Catalanprivat
Nounsprivatenessthe quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
Adverbsprivatelykept private or confined to those intimately concerned
English > private: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningConcerning things deeply private and personal.
Examples
  • "private correspondence"
  • "private family matters"
Synonymintimate
BroaderpersonalConcerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
Nounsprivatenessthe quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
privatenessthe condition of being concealed or hidden / hidden
English > private: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningConcerning one person exclusively.
Example "each room has a private bath"
Synonymindividual
BroaderpersonalConcerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
English > private: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot expressed.
Example"secret (or private) thoughts"
Synonymsecret
Broaderinwardrelating to or existing in the mind or thoughts
Catalansecret
Nounsprivatenessthe condition of being concealed or hidden / hidden
English > private: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines.
Example"our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value"
Synonymsbuck private, common soldier
Broaderenlisted manA male enlisted person in the armed forces
Spanishsoldado raso
Catalansoldat, soldat ras

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