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Definition of Private

Private

  1. Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company, or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others; personal; one's own; not public; not general; separate; as, a man's private opinion; private property; a private purse; private expenses or interests; a private secretary.
  2. Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer.
  3. Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.
  4. Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.
  5. Having secret or private knowledge; privy.
  6. A secret message; a personal unofficial communication.
  7. Personal interest; particular business.
  8. Privacy; retirement.
  9. One not invested with a public office.
  10. A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.
  11. The private parts; the genitals.

Private Quotations

I don't think anyone would care about my private life because I don't do anything. I'm at home with my dog.
Danielle Panabaker

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
Winston Churchill

When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.
Mark Twain

We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
Jim Morrison

We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
Mahatma Gandhi
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Private Translations

private in Afrikaans is privaat, privaat-
private in Danish is privat
private in Finnish is yksityinen
private in German is privat
private in Italian is privato
private in Latin is privatus
private in Portuguese is confidencial
private in Spanish is privado
private in Swedish is enskild, menig, privat

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