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public

pub·lic

public

 
 
pronunciation:
puh blihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
phrases:
in public
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, for, or having to do with all members of a community; not private.
Our town's most beautiful public building is the new library.
antonyms:
personal, private
similar words:
civil, social
definition 2: connected with or serving the people or government.
My father is thinking of running for public office.
synonyms:
civic, governmental, political
similar words:
common, federal, local, municipal, national, state
definition 3: shared by or open to all.
The author gave a free public reading from her latest book.
synonyms:
common, open
antonyms:
private, secret
similar words:
accessible, available, general, mass, shared
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a community of people as a whole.
That beach is not open to the public.
synonyms:
commonwealth, community, country, nation, people, tribe
similar words:
folk, masses, population, society
phrase: in public
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  • publicly:
    in the presence of many people; in public.