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private

  
  ( privates    plural  )
1       adj   Private industries and services are owned or controlled by an individual person or a commercial company, rather than by the state or an official organization.     (BUSINESS)   usu ADJ n  
Bupa runs private hospitals in Britain..., Brazil says its constitution forbids the private ownership of energy assets.     
  privately      adv   ADV with v  
No other European country had so few privately owned businesses..., She was privately educated at schools in Ireland and Paris.     
2       adj   Private individuals are acting only for themselves, and are not representing any group, company, or organization.  
ADJ n  
...the law's insistence that private citizens are not permitted to have weapons..., The King was on a private visit to enable him to pray at the tombs of his ancestors...     
3       adj   Your private things belong only to you, or may only be used by you.  
usu ADJ n  
There are 76 individually furnished bedrooms, all with private bathrooms...     
4       adj   Private places or gatherings may be attended only by a particular group of people, rather than by the general public.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: public)    673 private golf clubs took part in a recent study..., The door is marked `Private'...     
5       adj   Private meetings, discussions, and other activities involve only a small number of people, and very little information about them is given to other people.  
usu ADJ n  
Don't bug private conversations, and don't buy papers that reprint them.     
  privately      adv   usu ADV with cl, also ADV after v  
Few senior figures have issued any public statements but privately the resignation's been welcomed...     
6       adj   Your privatelife is that part of your life that is concerned with your personal relationships and activities, rather than with your work or business.  
usu ADJ n   (=personal)  
I've always kept my private and professional life separate...     
7       adj   Your private thoughts or feelings are ones that you do not talk about to other people.  
usu ADJ n  
We all felt as if we were intruding on his private grief.     
  privately      adv   ADV with cl, ADV with v  
Privately, she worries about whether she's really good enough...     
8       adj   You can use private to describe situations or activities that are understood only by the people involved in them, and not by anyone else.  
ADJ n  
Chinese waiters stood in a cluster, sharing a private joke...     
9       adj   If you describe a place as private, or as somewhere where you can be private, you mean that it is a quiet place and you can be alone there without being disturbed.  
It was the only reasonably private place they could find.     
10       adj   If you describe someone as a private person, you mean that they are very quiet by nature and do not reveal their thoughts and feelings to other people.  
usu ADJ n  
Gould was an intensely private individual.     
11       adj   You can use private to describe lessons that are not part of ordinary school activity, and which are given by a teacher to an individual pupil or a small group, usually in return for payment.  
usu ADJ n  
Martial arts: Private lessons: £8 per hour., ...Donald Tovey, who took her as his private pupil for the piano.     
12       n-count; n-title   A private is a soldier of the lowest rank in an army or the marines.  
13   
    privately  
14    If you do something in private   , you do it without other people being present, often because it is something that you want to keep secret.      
in private             phrase   usu PHR after v  
Some of what we're talking about might better be discussed in private.     
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private

  

      adj  
1    clandestine, closet, confidential, covert, hush-hush     (informal)   in camera, inside, off the record, privy     (archaic)   secret, unofficial  
2    exclusive, individual, intimate, own, particular, personal, reserved, special  
3    independent, nonpublic  
4    concealed, isolated, not overlooked, retired, secluded, secret, separate, sequestered, solitary, withdrawn  
5    in private      behind closed doors, confidentially, in camera, in secret, personally, privately  
      n  
6    enlisted man     (U.S.)   private soldier, squaddie or squaddy     (Brit. slang)   tommy     (Brit. informal)   Tommy Atkins     (Brit. informal)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    disclosed, known, official, open, public, revealed  
2    common, general, open, public, unlimited, unrestricted  
3    bustling, busy, frequented, outgoing, sociable, unsecluded  

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