English adjective: private
|1.||private confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy|
|Samples||A private place.|
A private club.
A private secretary.
The former President is now a private citizen.
Public figures struggle to maintain a private life.
|Similar||backstage, clannish, cliquish, cloistered, close, closed-door, clubby, confidential, confidential, head-to-head, insular, nonpublic, offstage, one-on-one, privy, reclusive, secluded, secluded, secret, secret, semiprivate, sequestered, snobbish, snobby, tete-a-tete, toffee-nosed|
|See also||esoteric, personal|
|2.||private concerning things deeply private and personal|
Private family matters.
|3.||private concerning one person exclusively|
|Samples||We all have individual cars.|
Each room has a private bath.
|4.||private not expressed|
|Samples||Secret (or private) thoughts.|
English noun: private
|1.||private (person) an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines|
|Samples||Our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value.|
|Synonyms||buck private, common soldier|
|Broader (hypernym)||enlisted man|