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Definitions of private:

  • noun:   an enlisted man of the lowest rank
    Example: "Our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value"
  • adjective:   concerning things deeply private and personal
    Example: "Private correspondence"
  • adjective:   confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
    Example: "A private place"
  • adjective:   concerning one person exclusively
    Example: "Each room has a private bath"
  • adjective:   not expressed
    Example: "Secret (or private) thoughts"


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