Definitions for Privateˈpraɪ vɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. private, buck private, common soldier(adj)

    an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines

    "our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value"

  2. private(adj)

    confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

    "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"

  3. private(adj)

    concerning things deeply private and personal

    "private correspondence"; "private family matters"

  4. individual(a), private(adj)

    concerning one person exclusively

    "we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath"

  5. secret, private(adj)

    not expressed

    "secret (or private) thoughts"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. private(Noun)

    The lowest rank of the army.

  2. private(Noun)

    A soldier of the rank of private.

  3. private(Noun)

    (in plural privates) A euphemistic term for the genitals.

  4. private(Adjective)

    Belonging to, concerning, or accessible only to an individual person or a specific group.

    Her address is private, you can't have it.

  5. private(Adjective)

    Not in governmental office or employment.

    He quit public life, living quietly as a private citizen.

  6. private(Adjective)

    Not publicly known; not open; secret.

    The identity of the beneficiaries of the trust is private.

  7. private(Adjective)

    Protected from view or disturbance by others; secluded.

    Can we go someplace more private?

  8. private(Adjective)

    Intended only for the use of an individual, group, or organization.

    private papers

  9. private(Adjective)

    Not accessible by the public.

    private property.

  10. private(Adjective)

    Not traded by the public.

    private corporation.

  11. private(Adjective)

    Secretive; reserved.

    He is a very private person.

  12. private(Adjective)

    Not shared with another patient.

  13. private(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the genitalia.

    private parts.

  14. Origin: From privatus, perfect passive participle of privo, from privus.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Private(adj)

    belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company, or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others; personal; one's own; not public; not general; separate; as, a man's private opinion; private property; a private purse; private expenses or interests; a private secretary

  2. Private(adj)

    sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer

  3. Private(adj)

    not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life

  4. Private(adj)

    not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding

  5. Private(adj)

    having secret or private knowledge; privy

  6. Private(noun)

    a secret message; a personal unofficial communication

  7. Private(noun)

    personal interest; particular business

  8. Private(noun)

    privacy; retirement

  9. Private(noun)

    one not invested with a public office

  10. Private(noun)

    a common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer

  11. Private(noun)

    the private parts; the genitals

  12. Origin: [L. privatus apart from the state, peculiar to an individual, private, properly p. p. of privare to bereave, deprive, originally, to separate, fr. privus single, private, perhaps originally, put forward (hence, alone, single) and akin to prae before. See Prior, a., and cf. Deprive, Privy, a.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Private

    A private is a soldier of the lowest military rank. In modern military parlance, 'private' is shortened to 'Pte' in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries and to 'Pvt.' in the United States.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Private' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #536

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Private' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1081

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Private' in Adjectives Frequency: #63

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