What does privy mean?

Definitions for privy
ˈprɪv iprivy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom(noun)

    a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

  2. outhouse, privy, earth-closet, jakes(adj)

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

  3. privy, secluded, secret(adj)

    hidden from general view or use

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

  4. privy(p)(adj)

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

    "privy to the details of the conspiracy"

GCIDE

  1. Privy(n.)

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

Wiktionary

  1. privy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: privé, from privatus. More at private

  2. privy(Noun)

    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. privy(Adjective)

    Private, exclusive; that is one's own.

    The king retreated to his privy chamber.

    Etymology: privé, from privatus. More at private

  4. privy(Adjective)

    Secret, hidden, concealed.

    Etymology: privé, from privatus. More at private

  5. privy(Adjective)

    With knowledge of; party to; let in on.

    He was privy to the discussions.

    Etymology: privé, from privatus. More at private

Webster Dictionary

  1. Privy(adj)

    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. Privy(adj)

    secret; clandestine

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

  3. Privy(adj)

    appropriated to retirement; private; not open to the public

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

  4. Privy(adj)

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

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

  5. Privy(noun)

    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. Privy(noun)

    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.”

How to pronounce privy?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say privy in sign language?

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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. Richard Shelby:

    I’m not the president, but I have a lot of respect for Jeff Sessions. … What goes on between the attorney general and the president I’m not privy to. But I know Jeff Sessions is a man of integrity, a man of purpose and a man of substance. I hope he will stay.

  2. Guhan Subramanian:

    With the caveat that I have not been privy to these negotiations, I find the rejection of the settlement by the Xerox board to be extraordinary and highly unusual.

  3. Francis Beaumont:

    All confidence which is not absolute and entire, is dangerous. There are few occasions but where a man ought either to say all, or conceal all; for, how little so ever you have revealed of your secret to a friend, you have already said too much if you think it not safe to make him privy to all particulars.

  4. Beth Sondel:

    Many of these young kids that the teachers were talking about in our study weren't privy to the policy being presented in the election, but the rhetoric was so strong it was impacting them.

  5. 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.

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Translations for privy

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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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