Associations to the word «Private»


PRIVATE, adjective. Belonging to, concerning, or accessible only to an individual person or a specific group.
PRIVATE, adjective. Not in governmental office or employment.
PRIVATE, adjective. Not publicly known; not open; secret.
PRIVATE, adjective. Protected from view or disturbance by others; secluded.
PRIVATE, adjective. Intended only for the use of an individual, group, or organization.
PRIVATE, adjective. Not accessible by the public.
PRIVATE, adjective. Not traded by the public.
PRIVATE, adjective. Secretive; reserved.
PRIVATE, adjective. (US) (of a room in a medical facility) Not shared with another patient.
PRIVATE, noun. The lowest rank of the army.
PRIVATE, noun. A soldier of the rank of private.
PRIVATE, noun. (in plural privates) A euphemistic term for the genitals.
PRIVATE, noun. (obsolete) A secret message; a personal unofficial communication.
PRIVATE, noun. (obsolete) Personal interest; particular business.
PRIVATE, noun. (obsolete) Privacy; retirement.
PRIVATE, noun. (obsolete) One not invested with a public office.
PRIVATE, noun. (mostly plural) A private lesson.
PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGE, noun. (idiomatic) A telecommunications switching system, physically located at a customer's place of business, that provides internal communication between users and also access to outside (trunk) telephone lines.
PRIVATE CANDIDATE, noun. (British) Person who enters an examination without being enrolled as a student at the educational establishment where he or she sits the exam.
PRIVATE CANDIDATES, noun. Plural of private candidate
PRIVATE CAR, noun. A car that is for personal use and owned privately, as opposed to a company car or official car etc.
PRIVATE COST, noun. A cost incurred in the production process by the producer; including tax and profit margins that are anticipated.
PRIVATE DETECTIVE, noun. Any agent hired by a private party for the purpose of investigation or evidence gathering.
PRIVATE DETECTIVES, noun. Plural of private detective
PRIVATE DICK, noun. (colloquial) A private investigator; a private detective.
PRIVATE DICKS, noun. Plural of private dick
PRIVATE DOCENT, noun. (in German-speaking countries) An associate professor (in a university) who has obtained a doctorate, written a habilitation thesis and given a lecture in the hope of becoming a full professor.
PRIVATE ENTERPRISE NUMBER, noun. A unique number as assigned by IANA to identify unique objects that are defined by an enterprise, developed to give objects a common naming system via the more common language of numbers.
PRIVATE ENTERPRISE NUMBERS, noun. Plural of private enterprise number
PRIVATE EYE, noun. (idiomatic) A private personal detective, employed to gather information about someone.
PRIVATE EYES, noun. Plural of private eye
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, noun. (US) An enlisted rank in the United States Army, of rank E-3, ranking above a private and below a corporal or specialist.
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, noun. (US) An enlisted rank in the United States Marine Corps, of rank E-2, ranking above a private and below a lance corporal.
PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW, noun. (international law) the law administered between persons of different nations.
PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR, noun. An agent hired by a private party for the purpose of investigation or evidence gathering.
PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS, noun. Plural of private investigator
PRIVATE INVESTMENT BANKER, noun. (finance) An investment banker who manages the portfolio of a private individual
PRIVATE INVESTMENT BANKERS, noun. Plural of private investment banker
PRIVATE JOKE, noun. An in-joke; a piece of humour understood only by a group of people.
PRIVATE JOKES, noun. Plural of private joke
PRIVATE JUDGMENT, noun. Assumption of judgment by individual reason on matters which are not amenable to a lower tribunal than the universal reason of the race.
PRIVATE KEY, noun. The unpublished key in asymmetric cryptography.
PRIVATE LANGUAGE, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see private,‎ language.
PRIVATE LANGUAGE, noun. (philosophy) A language which expresses one's inner thoughts, feelings, or experiences but which cannot be used for communication, since it is known to and understandable by only one person—the existence of which was famously argued by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to be impossible.
PRIVATE LANGUAGE ARGUMENT, noun. (philosophy) The argument, famously made by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), that a private language cannot exist.
PRIVATE LANGUAGE PROBLEM, noun. (philosophy) The problem, considered by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) and other philosophers, of whether it is possible for a private language to exist.
PRIVATE LANGUAGE THESIS, noun. (philosophy) The thesis or contention that a private language cannot exist.
PRIVATE LAW, noun. (legal) A category of law governing the relationship among persons (citizens or legal persons including corporations), as opposed to relations between the state and persons. Major subdivisions of private law include (depending on whether the jurisdiction belongs to the civil law, common law, or other legal tradition) torts and contracts or the law of obligations as well as property law, family law, commercial law, and the law of succession (probate and estates). It encompasses most areas of law considered civil law (i.e., non-criminal law), such as those governed by a civil code (in a civil-law or continental-traditional legal system).
PRIVATE LIFE, noun. The aspects of one's life that are personal, such as family, friends and other personal relationships, as opposed to the elements that make up one's public or professional life.
PRIVATE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, noun. A limited liability company that is not a public corporation
PRIVATE LIVES, noun. Plural of private life
PRIVATE MEMBER'S BILL, noun. (legal) (British) (Canadian) (Australian) A proposed law introduced by a member of a legislature who is not acting on behalf of the executive government.
PRIVATE MEMBER'S BILLS, noun. Plural of private member's bill
PRIVATE PARTS, noun. (euphemistic) genitals and female nipples
PRIVATE PROPERTY, noun. Property to which individuals or corporations have certain exclusive property rights, but do not necessarily possess.
PRIVATE PROPERTY, noun. Property to which the state or other public organizations do not have exclusive property rights.
PRIVATE PROPERTY ANARCHISM, noun. Anarcho-capitalism
PRIVATE SCHOOL, noun. A fee-charging private or independent school.
PRIVATE SCHOOLS, noun. Plural of private school
PRIVATE SECTOR, noun. (business) All organizations in an economy or jurisdiction that are not controlled by government, including privately owned businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
PRIVATE SECTORS, noun. Plural of private sector
PRIVATE STOCK, noun. (set phrase) A supply of something, especially alcoholic beverages, belonging to a person or a commercial establishment and of such quality that it is usually reserved for the owner or for favoured friends or customers.

Dictionary definition

PRIVATE, noun. An enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines; "our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value".
PRIVATE, adjective. Confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life".
PRIVATE, adjective. Concerning things deeply private and personal; "private correspondence"; "private family matters".
PRIVATE, adjective. Concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath".
PRIVATE, adjective. Not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts".

Wise words

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