English adjective: public
|1.||public not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole|
|Samples||The public good.|
A public scandal.
Performers and members of royal families are public figures.
|Similar||in the public eye, national, open, semipublic, state-supported, unexclusive, unrestricted|
|See also||exoteric, open, overt|
|2.||public affecting the people or community as a whole|
The public welfare.
English noun: public
|1.||public (group) people in general considered as a whole|
|Samples||He is a hero in the eyes of the public.|
|2.||public (group) a body of people sharing some common interest|
|Samples||The reading public.|