Synonyms for (noun) public

Synonyms: public

Definition: a body of people sharing some common interest

Usage: the reading public

Similar words: body

Definition: a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

Usage: the whole body filed out of the auditorium; the student body; administrative body


Synonyms: public, populace, world

Definition: people in general considered as a whole

Usage: he is a hero in the eyes of the public

Similar words: people

Definition: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

Usage: old people; there were at least 200 people in the audience

Synonyms for (adjective) public

Synonyms: public

Definition: affecting the people or community as a whole

Usage: community leaders; community interests; the public welfare

Similar words: common

Definition: belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public

Usage: for the common good; common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community


Synonyms: public

Definition: not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole

Usage: the public good; public libraries; public funds; public parks; a public scandal; public gardens; performers and members of royal families are public figures

Similar words: in the public eye

Definition: of great interest to the public

Usage: a person in the public eye


Similar words: national

Definition: owned or maintained for the public by the national government

Usage: national parks


Similar words: open

Definition: open to or in view of all

Usage: an open protest; an open letter to the editor


Similar words: semipublic

Definition: having some of the features of public institution


Similar words: state-supported

Definition: supported and operated by the government of a state

Usage: a state university


Similar words: unexclusive, unrestricted

Definition: accessible to all