What is the meaning of private?

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  • An enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines.
    • usage: "our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value"


  • 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"
  • Concerning things deeply private and personal.
    • usage: "private correspondence"; "private family matters"
  • Concerning one person exclusively.
    • usage: "we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath"
  • Not expressed.
    • usage: "secret (or private) thoughts"
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APAWordNet. (2010). private. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/private/definitions/1181374
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "private" http://smartdefine.org/private/definitions/1181374 (accessed April 23, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, private, Smart Define, viewed 23 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/private/definitions/1181374>.
MLAWordNet. "private" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/private/definitions/1181374>
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