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Definitions of private

  1. an enlisted man of the lowest rank; "our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Privateness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Privately. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. PRIVATERLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company, or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others; personal; one's own; not public; not general; separate; as, a man's private opinion; private property; a private purse; private expenses or interests; a private secretary. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Having secret or private knowledge; privy. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A secret message; a personal unofficial communication. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Personal interest; particular business. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Privacy; retirement. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. One not invested with a public office. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. The private parts; the genitals. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Concerning or belonging to oneself alone; personal; not public; away from public view; retired; secret; not holding a public position. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Apart from the state: not invested with public office: peculiar to one's self: belonging to an individual person or company: not public: retired from observation: secret: not publicly known: not holding a commission. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Not public; peculiar to an individual; secret; not holding an office. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Retired; secluded; secret; restricted; personal; without rank. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Unconnected with others; peculiar to one's self; belonging to an individual only, or to a select number of persons; not open; not public; retired; not holding a public office. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for private

  1. It was evidently Margery's private sitting- room. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. Her voice got very private – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
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