Definitions for private

Definitions for (noun) private

Main entry: private, common soldier, buck private

Definition: an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines

Usage: our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value

Definitions for (adj) private

Main entry: secret, private

Definition: not expressed

Usage: secret (or private) thoughts

Main entry: individual, private

Definition: concerning one person exclusively

Usage: we all have individual cars; each room has a private bath

Main entry: private

Definition: concerning things deeply private and personal

Usage: private correspondence; private family matters

Main entry: private

Definition: confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

Usage: 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

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