Definitions of private

  1. an enlisted man of the lowest rank; " our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value"
  2. Privateness.
  3. Privately.
  5. not expressed; " secret ( or private) thoughts"
  6. Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company, or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others; personal; one's own; not public; not general; separate; as, a man's private opinion; private property; a private purse; private expenses or interests; a private secretary.
  7. Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer.
  8. Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.
  9. Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.
  10. Having secret or private knowledge; privy.
  11. A secret message; a personal unofficial communication.
  12. Personal interest; particular business.
  13. Privacy; retirement.
  14. One not invested with a public office.
  15. A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.
  16. The private parts; the genitals.
  17. Concerning or belonging to oneself alone; personal; not public; away from public view; retired; secret; not holding a public position.
  18. Apart from the state: not invested with public office: peculiar to one's self: belonging to an individual person or company: not public: retired from observation: secret: not publicly known: not holding a commission.
  19. Not public; peculiar to an individual; secret; not holding an office.
  20. Retired; secluded; secret; restricted; personal; without rank.
  21. Unconnected with others; peculiar to one's self; belonging to an individual only, or to a select number of persons; not open; not public; retired; not holding a public office.