What does publicly mean?

Definitions for publicly
ˈpʌb lɪk lipub·lic·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. publicly, publically, in publicadverb

    in a manner accessible to or observable by the public; openly

    "she admitted publicly to being a communist"

  2. publiclyadverb

    by the public or the people generally

    "publicly provided medical care"; "publicly financed schools"


  1. publiclyadverb

    In public, openly, in an open and public manner.

  2. publiclyadverb

    By, for, or on behalf of the public.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Publiclyadverb

    with exposure to popular view or notice; without concealment; openly; as, property publicly offered for sale; an opinion publicly avowed; a declaration publicly made

  2. Publiclyadverb

    in the name of the community

Editors Contribution

  1. publiclyadverb

    In an open and public manner.

    The head of the national unity government publicly welcomed members of every political party in government as a united team working for the optimum health and shared prosperity of the country.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'publicly' in Adverbs Frequency: #338

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of publicly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of publicly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of publicly in a Sentence

  1. Rachel Dolezal:

    I felt very isolated with my identity virtually my entire life, that nobody really got it and that I really didn't have the personal agency to express it, i kind of imagined that maybe at some point (I'd have to) own it publicly and discuss this kind of complexity.

  2. Alan Patricof:

    If you want to be a publicly traded company, you should act like a public company.

  3. Ashley Gardner:

    When I decided to publicly share my story of infertility, I realized it was nothing to be ashamed about.

  4. Jeff Ashton:

    Two years ago, I was curious about the Ashley Madison website, and I used my personal credit card to sign up for the site. I deeply regret my affiliation with the site, which has caused a great amount of stress and heartache to my wife and children. I want to publicly apologize to each of them for this embarrassment and for my blatant disregard for their feelings.

  5. Rod Rosenstein:

    There have been people who have been making threats privately and publicly against me for quite some time.

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