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pri·vate

 (prī′vĭt)
adj.
1.
a. Secluded from the sight, presence, or intrusion of others: a private hideaway.
b. Designed or intended for one's exclusive use: a private room.
2.
a. Of or confined to the individual; personal: a private joke; private opinions.
b. Undertaken on an individual basis: private studies; private research.
c. Of, relating to, or receiving special hospital services and privileges: a private patient.
3. Not available for public use, control, or participation: a private club; a private party.
4.
a. Belonging to a particular person or persons, as opposed to the public or the government: private property.
b. Of, relating to, or derived from nongovernment sources: private funding.
c. Conducted and supported primarily by individuals or groups not affiliated with governmental agencies or corporations: a private college; a private sanatorium.
d. Enrolled in or attending a private school: a private student.
5. Capitalized in shares of stock that are held by a relatively small number of owners and are not traded on the open market: a private company; a company that went private; took a company private.
6. Not holding an official or public position: a private citizen.
7.
a. Not for public knowledge or disclosure; secret: private papers; a private communication.
b. Not appropriate for use or display in public; intimate: private behavior; a private tragedy.
c. Placing a high value on personal privacy: a private person.
n.
1.
a. A noncommissioned rank in the US Army or Marine Corps that is below private first class.
b. One who holds this rank or a similar rank in a military organization.
2. privates Private parts. Often used with the.
Idioms:
go private
To take a publicly owned company into private ownership, as by a leveraged buyout.
in private
Not in public; secretly or confidentially.

[Middle English privat, from Latin prīvātus, not in public life, past participle of prīvāre, to release, deprive, from prīvus, single, alone; see per in Indo-European roots.]

pri′vate·ly adv.
pri′vate·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.privately - kept private or confined to those intimately concerned; "it was discussed privately between the two men"; "privately, she thought differently"; "some member of his own party hoped privately for his defeat"; "he was questioned in private"
in public, publically, publicly - in a manner accessible to or observable by the public; openly; "she admitted publicly to being a communist"
2.privately - by a private person or interest; "a privately financed campaign"
publicly - by the public or the people generally; "publicly provided medical care"; "publicly financed schools"

privately

adverb
1. in private, alone, discreetly, behind closed doors, in camera, confidentially He will see the Prime Minister privately on Thursday.
2. secretly, personally, deep down, inwardly, unofficially He was privately annoyed at the request.
Translations
بِصورَةٍ خُصوصِيَّه
soukromě
privat
undir fjögur augu; leynilega
súkromne
zasebno
özel olarak

privately

[ˈpraɪvɪtlɪ] ADV
1. (= not publicly) → en privado
many politicians privately admit thaten privado, muchos políticos admiten que ...
the country may be publicly supporting sanctions while privately violating thempuede que oficialmente el país esté apoyando las sanciones mientras que extraoficialmente las esté infringiendo
is there anywhere where we can talk privately?¿hay algún sitio donde podamos hablar en privado?
senior officials from the two sides met privatelyaltos funcionarios de ambas partes se reunieron en privado or a puerta(s) cerrada(s)
privately he was furious at the prime minister's decisionaunque no lo demostró, estaba furioso con la decisión del primer ministro
I tried to be understanding but privately I was very angry with herintenté ser comprensiva pero por dentro estaba muy enfadada con ella
the Foreign Office was privately appalledextraoficialmente, el Ministerio de Exterior estaba horrorizado
2. (= independently) one in every four of these operations is now done privatelyahora una de cada cuatro operaciones de este tipo se hace en clínicas privadas
he is being privately educatedva a un colegio privado or particular
privately financed projectsproyectos mpl de financiación privada
privately funded organizationsorganizaciones fpl fundadas por particulares
privately owned landtierras fpl que son propiedad privada

privately

[ˈpraɪvətli] adv
[talk, meet] → en privé
(= within oneself) → intérieurementprivately owned adj [house, flat, company] → privé(e)Private Member's Bill n (British)proposition f de loiprivate ownership npropriété f privée
private ownership of land → la propriété privée de la terre
to return sth to private ownership (= privatize) → transférer qch au privé
to be in private ownership (= privately owned) → appartenir au privé
to be transferred to private ownership → être transféré(e) au privéprivate parts nplparties fpl (génitales)private practice n [doctor, lawyer] → exercice m libéral
in private practice [doctor, dentist] → d'exercice libéral, en exercice libéral
doctors in private practice → des médecins d'exercice libéral, des médecins en exercice libéral
He would have earned more money in private practice → Il aurait gagné plus d'argent en exercice libéral.
to work in private practice [doctor] → travailler en exercice libéralprivate property npropriété f privéeprivate school nécole f privéeprivate sector
n
the private sector → le secteur privé
small firms in the private sector → les petites compagnies du secteur privé
to be in the private sector [company] → être dans le secteur privé
modif [employee, company] → du secteur privéprivate soldier n (= private) → soldat m de deuxième classeprivate study n (British)étude fprivate tuition ncours mpl particuliers

privately

adv
(= not publicly)privat; may I speak to you privately?kann ich Sie privat sprechen or unter vier Augen sprechen?; the meeting was held privatelydas Treffen wurde in kleinem Kreis or Rahmen abgehalten; a privately owned companyein Unternehmen in Privatbesitz; he is being privately educateder wird privat erzogen; she is having the operation privatelysie lässt sich auf eigene Kosten operieren; I sold/bought my car privatelyich habe meinen Wagen privat verkauft/privat or von Privat gekauft
(= secretly, personally, unofficially)persönlich; I have been told privately that …mir wurde vertraulich mitgeteilt, dass …; privately I think that …ich persönlich glaube, dass …; but privately he was very upsetdoch innerlich war er sehr aufgebracht

privately

[ˈpraɪvɪtlɪ] adv
a. (not publicly) → privatamente, in privato
b. (secretly) → in privato; (personally) → personalmente; (within o.s.) → dentro di sé
c. (unofficially) → a titolo personale

private

(ˈpraivət) adjective
1. of, for, or belonging to, one person or group, not to the general public. The headmaster lives in a private apartment in the school; in my private (=personal) opinion; This information is to be kept strictly private; You shouldn't listen to private conversations.
2. having no public or official position or rank. It is your duty as a private citizen to report this matter to the police.
noun
in the army, an ordinary soldier, not an officer.
privacy (ˈprivəsi) , ((American) ˈprai-) noun
the state of being away from other people's sight or interest. in the privacy of your own home.
ˈprivately adverb
private enterprise
the management and financing of industry etc by individual persons or companies and not by the state.
private means
money that does not come from one's work but from investment, inheritance etc.
in private
with no-one else listening or watching; not in public. May I speak to you in private?
References in classic literature ?
He was taking chances, privately, which might get him into trouble some day--in fact, did.
Mirabel had an opportunity of speaking with his sister privately in her own room.
time was the habitual concealment of our better selves--upon the whole, a far less dangerous national error than the habitual advertisement of our better selves, which has become the practice, public and privately, of society in this age.
As I may never have occasion to mention her again, I may as well tell you here that she was at this time privately engaged to Richard Wilson - a secret, I believe, to every one but themselves.
In this way the lovers contrived, while the innocent ruling authorities were on deck, to meet privately below them, on the neutral ground of the main cabin; and there, by previous arrangement at the breakfast-table, they were about to meet privately now.
When Robert first sought her acquaintance, and privately visited her in Bartlett's Buildings, it was only with the view imputed to him by his brother.
Others, who had no claim to be privately informed, made inquiries of the undertaker's foreman, who said he understood the gentleman objected to large funerals.