What does privy mean?

Definitions for privy
ˈprɪv iprivy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word privy.

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.

  2. privy(Noun)

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

  3. privy(Adjective)

    Private, exclusive; that is one's own.

    The king retreated to his privy chamber.

  4. privy(Adjective)

    Secret, hidden, concealed.

  5. privy(Adjective)

    With knowledge of; party to; let in on.

    He was privy to the discussions.

  6. Origin: 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

  2. Privy(adj)

    secret; clandestine

  3. Privy(adj)

    appropriated to retirement; private; not open to the public

  4. Privy(adj)

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

  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

  6. Privy(noun)

    a necessary house or place; a backhouse

  7. Origin: [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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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. Edwin Budge:

    The coroner was not privy to all the information.

  2. Joseph Votel:

    I'm not privy to any kind of grand bargain discussion or anything like that.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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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

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