HyperDic: public

English > 4 senses of the word public:
ADJECTIVEallpublicnot private
allpublicaffecting the people or community as a whole
NOUNgrouppublic, populace, worldpeople in general considered as a whole
grouppublica body of people sharing some common interest
public > pronunciation
Soundspah'blihk
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English > public: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot private; open to or concerning the people as a whole.
Examples
  • "the public good"
  • "public libraries"
  • "public funds"
  • "public parks"
  • "a public scandal"
  • "public gardens"
  • "performers and members of royal families are public figures"
Narrowerin the public eyeOf great interest to the public
nationalowned or maintained for the public by the national government
openopen to or in view of all
semipublicHaving some of the features of public institution
state-supportedsupported and operated by the government of a state
unexclusive, unrestrictedaccessible to all
See alsoexotericSuitable for the general public
overt, openopen and observable
OppositeprivateConfined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
Spanishpúblico
Catalanpúblic
Nounspublicitythe quality of being open to public view
Adverbspubliclyin a manner accessible to or observable by the public
English > public: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningaffecting the people or community as a whole.
Example "the public welfare"
BroadercommonBelonging to or participated in by a community as a whole
Spanishpúblico
Catalancomunitari, públic
Adverbspubliclyby the public / public or the people generally
English > public: 4 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningPeople in general considered as a whole.
Example"he is a hero in the eyes of the public"
Synonymspopulace, world
MembersaudienceThe part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment
Narroweradmass(chiefly British) the segment of the public that is easily influenced by mass media
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Spanishmundo, público, pueblo
Catalanpoble
English > public: 4 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA body of people sharing some common interest.
Example"the reading public"
BroaderbodyA group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
Spanishpúblico

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