What does publicly mean?

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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. Elie Honig:

    In fact, prosecutors use those generic labels for a variety of reasons, most commonly to refer to people who participated in the conspiracy but have not yet been publicly charged.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    One who enjoys own luxurious lifestyle by being idle but bumptiously loves to preach others about the importance of hard work through lengthy, empty speech publicly, is the most ideal person to be in politics.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    I regret to say that Russian-American relations are not in the best shape, i've said this many times publicly, I would like to repeat it at a meeting with you : I believe that this is largely a result of the acute domestic political struggle in the United States itself.

  4. Lane Graves on Wednesday:

    Melissa and I continue to deal with the loss of our beloved boy, Lane, and are overwhelmed with the support and love we have received from family and friends in our community as well as from around the country, we understand the public's interest, but as we move forward this weekend, we ask for and appreciate the privacy we need to lay our son to rest. Neither Melissa, Lane Graves on Wednesday or anyone from our family will be speaking publicly ; Lane Graves on Wednesday simply can not at this time.

  5. Vivien Labaton:

    What Make It Work is calling for is a publicly available database that would show what employers pay for different jobs based on sex, race and ethnicity.

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