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private

pri·vate

private

 
pronunciation:
praI viht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
phrases:
in private
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: personal and not to be shared.
I write my private thoughts in a diary.
synonyms:
intimate, personal
similar words:
confidential, exclusive, individual, secret
definition 2: allowing only certain people to take part in or to know about.
They held a private meeting to discuss how the money should be spent.
antonyms:
common, open, public
similar words:
confidential, exclusive, limited, secret
definition 3: available only to owners or members and excluding the general public.
This is a private beach, so we might get in trouble if we camp here.
synonyms:
confined, exclusive, limited
antonyms:
open, public
definition 4: out of the attention of the public.
She returned to private life after serving as mayor for four years.
similar words:
personal, solitary
definition 5: tending not to talk about personal things or feelings.
My father is a very private person, so I was surprised when he told me this.
synonyms:
reserved
antonyms:
open
similar words:
aloof, intimate, remote, shy
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a soldier of the lowest rank.
similar words:
grunt, soldier
phrase: in private
derivations: privately (adv.), privateness (n.)