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English adjective: privy

1. privy hidden from general view or use

SamplesA privy place to rest and think.
A secluded romantic spot.
A secret garden.

Synonymssecluded, secret



2. privy (followed by `to') informed about something secret or not generally known

SamplesPrivy to the details of the conspiracy.



English noun: privy

1. privy (artifact) a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

Synonymsbathroom, can, john, lav, lavatory, toilet

Broader (hypernym)room

Narrower (hyponym)closet, comfort station, convenience, head, loo, public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, restroom, toilet facility, W.C., wash room, washroom, water closet

Part holonymcan, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne, toilet

2. privy (artifact) a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate

Synonymsearth-closet, jakes, outhouse

Broader (hypernym)outbuilding

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