meaning of private

1. Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company, or interest; peculiar to ones self; unconnected with others; personal; ones own; not public; not general; separate; as, a mans private opinion; private property; a private purse; private expenses or interests; a private secretary.
Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer.
Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.
Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.
Having secret or private knowledge; privy.
A secret message; a personal unofficial communication.
Personal interest; particular business.
Privacy; retirement.
One not invested with a public office.
A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.
The private parts; the genitals.
an enlisted man of the lowest rank; "our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of ">value"

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