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English adjective: public

1. public not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole


SamplesThe public good.
Public libraries.
Public funds.
Public parks.
A public scandal.
Public gardens.
Performers and members of royal families are public figures.


Similarin the public eye, national, open, semipublic, state-supported, unexclusive, unrestricted


See alsoexoteric, open, overt


Antonymsprivate

2. public affecting the people or community as a whole


SamplesCommunity leaders.
Community interests.
The public welfare.


Similarcommon


Antonymsindividual, single


English noun: public

1. public (group) people in general considered as a whole


SamplesHe is a hero in the eyes of the public.


Synonymspopulace, world


Broader (hypernym)people


Narrower (hyponym)admass


Member holonymaudience

2. public (group) a body of people sharing some common interest


SamplesThe reading public.


Broader (hypernym)body









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