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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

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

I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It's not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It's the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is 'Delete.'
Elayne Boosler

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
Karl Marx

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

Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it's digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules - not just for governments but for private companies.
Bill Gates
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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