What does privy mean?

Definitions for privy
ˈprɪv iprivy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroomnoun

    a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

  2. outhouse, privy, earth-closet, jakesadjective

    a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate

  3. privy, secluded, secretadjective

    hidden from general view or use

    "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"

  4. privy(p)adjective

    (followed by `to') informed about something secret or not generally known

    "privy to the details of the conspiracy"

GCIDE

  1. Privynoun

    A necessary house or place for performing excretory functions in private; an outhouse; a backhouse.

Wiktionary

  1. privynoun

    an outdoor toilet; latrine; earth closet; john; johnny house.

    Etymology: privé, from privatus. More at private

  2. privynoun

    A partaker; one having an interest in an action, contract, etc. to which he is not himself a party.

    Etymology: privé, from privatus. More at private

  3. privyadjective

    Private, exclusive; that is one's own.

    The king retreated to his privy chamber.

    Etymology: privé, from privatus. More at private

  4. privyadjective

    Secret, hidden, concealed.

    Etymology: privé, from privatus. More at private

  5. privyadjective

    With knowledge of; party to; let in on.

    He was privy to the discussions.

    Etymology: privé, from privatus. More at private

Webster Dictionary

  1. Privyadjective

    of or pertaining to some person exclusively; assigned to private uses; not public; private; as, the privy purse

    Etymology: [F. priv, fr. L. privatus. See Private.]

  2. Privyadjective

    secret; clandestine

    Etymology: [F. priv, fr. L. privatus. See Private.]

  3. Privyadjective

    appropriated to retirement; private; not open to the public

    Etymology: [F. priv, fr. L. privatus. See Private.]

  4. Privyadjective

    admitted to knowledge of a secret transaction; secretly cognizant; privately knowing

    Etymology: [F. priv, fr. L. privatus. See Private.]

  5. Privynoun

    a partaker; a person having an interest in any action or thing; one who has an interest in an estate created by another; a person having an interest derived from a contract or conveyance to which he is not himself a party. The term, in its proper sense, is distinguished from party

    Etymology: [F. priv, fr. L. privatus. See Private.]

  6. Privynoun

    a necessary house or place; a backhouse

    Etymology: [F. priv, fr. L. privatus. See Private.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Privy

    priv′i, adj. private: pertaining to one person: for private uses: secret: appropriated to retirement: admitted to the knowledge of something secret.—n. (law) a person having an interest in an action: a necessary house.—adv. Priv′ily, privately: secretly.—ns. Priv′ity, secrecy: something kept private: knowledge, shared with another, of something private or confidential: knowledge implying concurrence: relation between different interests, as, for example, in feudal tenure the interests of several persons in the same land, the mutual relationships of contractor and contractee, the relation caused by common knowledge in breaches of contract: (obs.) seclusion, intimacy; Priv′y-cham′ber, private apartment in a royal residence; Priv′y-coun′cil, the private council of a sovereign to advise in the administration of government; Priv′y-coun′cillor, a member of the privy-council; Priv′y-purse, the purse or money for the private or personal use of the sovereign; Priv′y-seal, -sig′net, the seal used by or for the king in subordinate matters, or those which are not to pass the great seal; Priv′y-ver′dict, a verdict given to a judge out of court.—Gentlemen ushers of the privy-chamber, four officials in the royal household who attend certain court ceremonies. [Fr. privé—L. privatus, private.]

CrunchBase

  1. Privy

    Privy is an invitation-only private global network and online/mobile travel platform that enables a select group of key transpacific influencers to coordinate roving itineraries and share city insider tips in a trusted and filtered environment. Privy provides a unique opportunity for luxury/hospitality brands to connect at the point-of-sale to a hyper-targeted affluent set of key influencers who are already sharing travel plans and lifestyle reviews.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Privy

    See “Petty.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of privy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of privy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of privy in a Sentence

  1. Cassi Free:

    The CDC states online that gasoline-powered engines on boats, including onboard generators, produce carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless and odorless gas that can poison or kill someone who breathes too much of it. The generators on many boats vent toward the rear, meaning that someone sitting there can be put at risk for CO poisoning. Additionally, traveling at slow speeds or idling in the water can cause CO to build up in a boats cabin, cockpit, bridge, and aft deck, or in an open area. Wind from the aft section of the boat can increase this buildup of CO, per the CDC. Johnathan and Blake both required oxygen to bring down their CO levels. Blake has continued to have issues with memory and focus, while Johnathan has struggled with energy levels, Cassi said. CORONAVIRUS PEDIATRIC FATALITIES MOSTLY AMONG MINORITIES, THOSE WITH UNDERLYING CONDITIONS, CDC SAYS We thought it was due to the grief and had him in counseling, but we are now being told that grief may not be the only issue, Cassi said of her 15-year-old, noting that both boys are scheduled for MRIs and have a referral to begin sessions with a neuropsychiatrist to hopefully start a regimen that is supposed to help repair any damaged neurological connections. Moving forward has been hard for the Free family, with Cassi noting that she and Brett struggle daily. The joy has disappeared. Weve always been an active family, but we have little energy to do anything anymore. As I stand in these shoes, Ive realized that there are so many ways to notify people, other boaters, of the dangers, she said. The Free family had never heard of boats causing carbon monoxide poisoning before.  (Courtesy of Cassi Free) New boats may have less risk, but many new boats cost as much as a house. A Mastercraft X26 costs $165,000. So for those with a smaller budget, your risks can be exponentially higher, many, if not all, new boats have warnings stamped on them. Used boats do not. And people with new boats, those who are lucky enough to be privy to the few notifications that are made available, forget that a cared-for boat can last for decades- and that the lakes are full of boats that have the potential to backdraft lethal levels of CO into the back seating area.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    I was incredibly surprised to learn there were components of the deal that Congress was not going to be privy to.

  3. Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke:

    I'm not privy to whatever details that may not have been revealed, but as minister, I am committed to releasing all details to the public.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    An old quote says that none can fool all the people ALL THE TIME, but the fact is that no one can do this AT ANY TIME as some persons are surely going to be privy to it AT EACH TIME.

  5. Attorney Clark Brewster:

    Weve been fully cooperative and transparent, and obviously Im not privy to the (Jones Day) report that was generated based on their interviews and investigation, but Im confident that President Boren was not engaging in any inappropriate conduct.

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  • خاص, سري, كنيفArabic
  • Abort, eingeweiht, Klo, geheimGerman
  • retreteSpanish
  • مزینPersian
  • käymälä, puucee, perillä, yksityinen, tietoinen, salainen, ulkokäymälä, ulkovessaFinnish
  • privé, unique, complice, exclusif, instruitFrench
  • gabinettoItalian
  • פרטיHebrew
  • 秘密Japanese
  • consciumLatin
  • torohē, turumaMāori
  • utedoNorwegian
  • medeplichtig, exclusief, privé, ingeweid, uniekDutch
  • utedoNorwegian Nynorsk
  • wychodek, wygódka, sławojka, latrynaPolish
  • confidencial, particular, privado, banheiro, privativo, exclusivoPortuguese
  • осведомлённый, уборная, отхожее место, посвящённый, личный, приватный, частныйRussian
  • dass, invigd, utedassSwedish
  • privyYiddish

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