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Definition of the adjective private

What does private mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more private / privater | most private / privatest

  1. confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
  2. concerning things deeply private and personal
  3. concerning one person exclusively
  4. not expressed
    • example: secret (or private) thoughts
    • synonym of private: secret
    • similar: inward

Alternative definition of the adjective private


  1. Belonging to, concerning, or accessible only to an individual person or a specific group.
  2. Not in governmental office or employment.
  3. Not publicly known; not open; secret.
    • Protected from view or disturbance by others; secluded.
    • Intended only for the use of an individual, group, or organization.
    • Not accessible by the public.
    • Secretive; reserved.
    • [US, of a room in a medical facility] Not shared with another patient.
    • Pertaining to the genitalia.

    Definition of the noun private

    What does private mean as a name of something?

    noun - plural: privates

    1. an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
      • example: our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value
      • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
      • synonyms of private: buck private / common soldier
      • more generic term: enlisted man = a male enlisted person in the armed forces

    Alternative definition of the noun private


    1. The lowest rank of the army.
    2. A soldier of the rank of private.
    3. (in plural privates) A euphemistic term for the genitals.


    1. "Private" is a 2004 film directed by Saverio Costanzo. A debut film by the director, the film is a minimalist psychological drama about a Palestinian family of seven suddenly confronted with a volatile situation in their home that in many ways reflects the larger ongoing conflict between Palestinians and Israel.
    2. "Private": Fallo! is a 2003 Italian film co-written and directed by Tinto Brass. The film is known in English as Do It! and Private. It consists of a series of 6 independent vignettes.


    1. "Private" is the first book of the Jack Morgan series. This novel was written by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The Private London series was spun off from the Jack Morgan series.
    2. "Private" is a book by Kieran Scott, published on (9 years ago).
      • also known as "Private (Private (Simon Pulse))"; "Private (Private, Book 1)"
      • character: Reed Brennan
      • genres: Fiction, Children's literature, Mystery, Young-adult fiction
      • subjects: Sex, Friendship, Education, Dating
    3. "Private" is a book written by Lester Atwell.
      • language: English Language
      • genre: Non-fiction
      • released in (57 years ago)
      • award: - National Book Award for Nonfiction nomination for Lester Atwell
    4. "Private" is a book by Duncan Grant.
      • also known as "Private: the erotic art of Duncan Grant, 1885-1978"
    5. "Private" is a book by Frank D. Gilroy.


    1. Private is a fictional character in the 2005 film The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper.
    2. Private is a fictional character in the 1994 action western tv film Blind Justice.
    3. Private is a fictional character from the 1935 film The Girl Friend.
    4. Private is a fictional character from the 1941 film You'll Never Get Rich.

    There are other characters with in their name, like Private eye, Private Bates, Private Nurse, Private Grogan, Private Itamar, Private Teacher, Private detective, Private Secretary, Private first class, Private investigator, The Private Secretary and Private Gunther Schröder.


    1. "Private" is a song by Japanese entertainer Ryōko Hirosue, written by Ringo Sheena. It was released as the B-side to her fourth single "Jeans" on October 7, 1998, and was the title track of her second studio album Private. Hirosue performed it on her first live tour in February 1999. The Budokan performance on February 7, 1999 was released as a CD/DVD set called Hirosue Ryoko First Live: RH Debut Tour 1999 on May 26, 1999. "Private" was also featured on both of Hirosue's greatest hits albums: RH Singles &... and Hirosue Ryoko Perfect Collection.
    2. "Private" is a musical album of Porn.Darsteller.
      • released in (14 years ago)
    3. "Private" is a musical EP of Zofa.
      • released on (8 years ago)
    4. "private" is a musical album of Ryoko Hirosue.
      • released on (15 years ago)
    5. "Private" is a musical album of Orange LaLa.
      • released on (7 years ago)
    6. "Private" os unreleased album from R&B group, One Chance. Originally slated for release in late 2006, their debut album, Private, was repeatedly pushed back and eventually shelved, and the group was dropped by US Records.
    7. "Private" is a musical single of Mikelote.
      • released in (10 years ago)
    8. "Private" is a composition.
    9. "Private" is a musical album of Joe Hisaishi.
      • released on (10 years ago)
    10. "Private" is a musical album of Šaban Bajramović.
      • released in (7 years ago)
    11. "Private" is a musical album of Speedometer.
    12. "Private" is a composition.


    Private is a pop music trio that weaves classic pop melody with modern dance beats. Private was formed in 2006 by Danish producer/singer Thomas Troelsen, along with guitarist Asger Tarpgaard and vocalist Tanja Simonsen. Sonically, PRIVATE's music is filled with infectious pop hooks and rhythms. Their debut album “My Secret Lover” was produced and recorded by Troelsen in Copenhagen and New York, and mixed in London by Jason Boshoff.


    Private is a record label.


    1. Private: A private is a soldier of the lowest military rank.
      • also known as Menig (grad), Private (Militärdienstgrad)
    2. Private is an American Web series produced by Alloy Entertainment based on the novels of the same name by Kate Brian.
    3. Private is a golf facility access.
    4. Private was an experimental rocket developed by the California Institute of Technology on behalf of the United States Army. Tested in two different configurations, it provided the proof of concept that a fin-stabilised ballistic missile was technologically feasible, and led to the development of the Corporal ballistic missile.
    5. Private is a magazine, periodical.
    6. Private is an airport type.
    7. Private is a production company.

    Phrases with Private

    Phrases starting with the word Private:

    1. private eye
    2. Private Key
    3. Private law
    4. Private Cost
    5. Private Dick
    6. Private Joke
    7. private line
    8. private road
    9. private parts
    10. private school
    11. Private sector
    12. private treaty
    13. Private-Sector
    14. private citizen
    15. private judgment
    16. private nuisance
    17. private practice
    18. private property

    Phrases ending with the word Private:

    1. in private
    2. buck private

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    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Private

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    Google previewBeginning Programming in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself (2013)

    by Greg Perry, Dean Miller

    Being private means that any program that uses the class can never access private members. This is critical for data protection that the class provides. Earlier in this hour you saw the following statement: cout << Mike.intAge; // Display the age ...

    Google previewSams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours (2013)

    by Greg Perry, Dean Miller

    Being private means that any program that uses the class can never access private members. This is critical for data protection that the class provides. Earlier in this hour you saw the following statement: cout << Mike.intAge; // Display the age ...

    Google previewAbsolute Beginner's Guide to Programming (2002)

    by Greg M. Perry

    Being private means that any program that uses the class can never access private members. This is critical for data protection that the class provides. Earlier in this chapter, you saw the following statement: cout « Mike. intAge; // Display the ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Law and Higher Education (2009)

    by Charles J. Russo

    edu Arkansas 4-year private Bethune-Cookman University http:// Florida 4-year private Edward Waters College ...

    Google previewThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management and Encyclopedic Dictionaries, The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management Information Systems (1999)

    by Gordon B. Davis, Gordon Bitter Davis

    private and public networks are developed and used to send coded signals. Networks can be grouped as either point-to-point networks or multi-point networks. In point-to-point networks, signals are transmitted between two points or nodes.

    Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Advertising (2014)

    by Robert E Stevens, David L Loudon, Kenneth E. Clow, Donald Baack

    surprisingly, during recessions private labels oftenexperience a growthin sales. Over the pastfew years,private labels have changed inseveral ways. First, the quality of privatelabel products has improved. In some cases, the quality is ...

    Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

    by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

    PRIVATE CONTRACT: A contract between you ...

    Google previewInternational Dictionary of Banking and Finance (2013)

    by John Clark

    private Describing a...

    Google previewA Colonial Lexicon (1999)

    Of Birth Ritual, Medicalization, and Mobility in the Congo by Nancy Rose Hunt

    Private Residence of Mrs. Stanley Browne. New Milton, U.K. Winifred Browne Burke (wbb) Papers. Private Residence. Godalming, U.K. John F. Carrington Papers. Private Residence of Mrs.

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    Quotes about Private

    Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and the state forever separate. (Ulysses S. Grant)
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    Scrabble value of P3R1I1V4A1T1E1

    The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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