Crossword clues for private
- Military rank
- Not for everyone
- Just between us
- Not open to the public
- Not for the public
- Low Army rank
- Secret — soldier
- Public's opposite
- Not for many to know
- Not disclosed
- Lowly military rank
- Like much property
- Beetle Bailey, e.g
- Away from prying eyes
- Army recruit
- Where we learn the state does not pay?
- Independent teaching establishment
- Government not in control of this soldier faction meeting other ranks
- Non-state economy
- Representative soldier given arm?
- Effects of soldier becoming extremely teary?
- Buck ___ eye
- First Army rank of 39-Across
- One following general directions?
- Not to be shared with anyone
- Babble on
- An enlisted man of the lowest rank
- Ordinary soldier
- Gas about Number 4 gets ranker
- Eg arm borne by soldiers, those taking a back seat?
- One following general dir
- Secret soldier
- Not openly shared
- First Army rank of 39-Acr
- Independent quartet carried by yak
- Junior soldier to talk boastfully, having captured four
- Tommy's revealing little
- Tommy's secret
- Uncommunicative soldier
- Word of warning
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Private \Pri"vate\ (pr[imac]"v[asl]t), n.
A secret message; a personal unofficial communication. [Obs.]
Personal interest; particular business.[Obs.]
Nor must I be unmindful of my private.
Privacy; retirement. [Archaic] ``Go off; I discard you; let me enjoy my private.''
One not invested with a public office. [Archaic]
What have kings, that privates have not too?
(Mil.) A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.
pl. The private parts; the genitals.
In private, secretly; not openly or publicly.
Private \Pri"vate\ (?; 48), a. [L. privatus apart from the state, peculiar to an individual, private, properly p. p. of privare to bereave, deprive, originally, to separate, fr. privus single, private, perhaps originally, put forward (hence, alone, single) and akin to prae before. See Prior, a., and cf. Deprive, Privy, a.]
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.
Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer.
Reason . . . then retires Into her private cell when nature rests.
Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.
A private person may arrest a felon.
Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.
Having secret or private knowledge; privy. [Obs.]
Private act or Private statute, a statute exclusively for the settlement of private and personal interests, of which courts do not take judicial notice; -- opposed to a general law, which operates on the whole community. In the United States Congress, similar private acts are referred to as private law and a general law as a public law.
Private nuisance or wrong. See Nuisance.
Private soldier. See Private, n., 5.
Private way, a right of private passage over another man's ground; also, a road on private land, contrasted with public road, which is on a public right of way.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "pertaining or belonging to oneself, not shared, individual; not open to the public;" of a religious rule, "not shared by Christians generally, distinctive; from Latin privatus "set apart, belonging to oneself (not to the state), peculiar, personal," used in contrast to publicus, communis; past participle of privare "to separate, deprive," from privus "one's own, individual," from PIE *prei-wo-, from PIE *prai-, *prei-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).\n
\nOld English in this sense had syndrig. Private grew popular 17c. as an alternative to common (adj.), which had overtones of condescension. Of persons, "not holding public office," recorded from early 15c. In private "privily" is from 1580s. Related: Privately. Private school is from 1650s. Private parts "the pudenda" is from 1785. Private enterprise first recorded 1797; private property by 1680s; private sector is from 1948. Private eye "private detective" is recorded from 1938, American English.
1590s, "private citizen," short for private person "individual not involved in government" (early 15c.), or from Latin privatus "man in private life," noun use of the adjective; 1781 in the military sense, short for Private soldier "one below the rank of a non-commissioned officer" (1570s), from private (adj.).
a. Belonging to, concerning, or accessible only to an individual person or a specific group. n. 1 The lowest rank of the army. 2 A soldier of the rank of private. 3 (''in plural'' privates) A euphemistic term for the genitals. 4 (context obsolete English) A secret message; a personal unofficial communication. 5 (context obsolete English) Personal interest; particular business. 6 (context obsolete English) Privacy; retirement. 7 (context obsolete English) One not invested with a public office. 8 (context mostly plural English) A private lesson.
adj. confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life" [ant: public]
concerning things deeply private and personal; "private correspondence"; "private family matters"
concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath" [syn: individual(a)]
not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts" [syn: secret]
A private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in).
In modern military parlance, 'private' is shortened to 'Pte' in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries and to 'Pvt.' in the United States.
Private was an experimental rocket developed by the California Institute of Technology on behalf of the United States Army. Tested in two different configurations, it provided the proof of concept that a fin-stabilised ballistic missile was technologically feasible, and led to the development of the Corporal ballistic missile.
Private is an American Web series produced by Alloy Entertainment based on the novels of the same name by Kate Brian.
The series was announced in May 2009, beginning with a contest allowing female readers the chance to audition for the role of Kiran Hayes. It was also announced that the series would adapt the first four books via 20 episodes, each with a standard length of four to six minutes.
A DVD with episodes of the series was released by Newvideo.
Private may refer to:
- Private, a character from Madagascar
- Private methods, a way of encapsulation in object-oriented programming
- Private magazine, an adult publication from Private Media Group, a European distributor of adult entertainment
- Private (band), a Denmark-based band
- Private (film), a 2004 Italian film
- Private (novel), a novel by James Patterson
Private (novel series), a young-adult book series launched in 2006
- Private (web series), a web series based on the novel series
- Private (rank), a military rank
- Private (rocket), the first American multistage rocket
Privates redirects here and may refer to:
- Privates (TV series), a 2013 BBC One TV series
- A euphemism for the genitals or the sex organs of a man or woman
Private is a 2004 film directed by Saverio Costanzo. A debut film by the director, the film is a minimalist psychological drama about a Palestinian family of seven suddenly confronted with a volatile situation in their home that in many ways reflects the larger ongoing conflict between Palestinians and Israel.
Initially selected as the official entry from Italy for the foreign language film category at the 78th Academy Awards, Private was disqualified as its main spoken language is not in Italian (a rule that was changed, effective with the next year's Oscars, partly due to this film). The film has received the Golden Leopard (best film) award at the 57th Locarno International Film Festival.
Private is a series of young-adult novels by American author Kate Brian, beginning with 2006's inaugural entry of the same name. The books chronicle the rise of ambitious teenager Reed Brennan, the series' narrator, as she becomes a member of her new school's elite dorm—composed of a glamorous yet disparate group of teens known as the Billings Girls. As the series progresses, several matters surrounding mystery, morality, and romance arise.
Thematically, moral ambiguity is a prominent feature of Brian's work. Extreme cases of loyalty and antagonism are personified in characters such as Noelle Lange and Ivy Slade—to degrees that are sometimes questioned or denounced by the narrator. However, it is often only after the details of another character's background have been revealed that Brennan can understand what motivates them, which will occasionally leave her conflicted in her judgments. The series has companion works, set in the past and the future, which are dedicated to further exploring character. These novels include the Private prequel collection, which focuses on various figures, and the spin-off series Privilege, which follows the resourceful but disturbed Ariana Osgood.
To convey the story's tone, the series' art team was composed of select individuals with backgrounds in teenage popular culture and youth-oriented fashion. As a recurring visual theme, each cover from the central story depicts three young women on front, with a fourth featured a slight distance apart on the opposite side.
Debuts of Private novels have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. The publisher has also released e-book editions of the series and its spin-off. As Simon & Schuster, the series' distributor, is owned by CBS Corporation (and thereby associated with CBS and the youth-oriented CW Television Network), fans of Private have campaigned for the series to be adapted into a television program. This has been noted by the author on a blog. In May 2009, a Web series based on the Private novels was announced.
Private is the first book of the Jack Morgan series. This novel was written by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. The Private London series was spun off from the Jack Morgan series.
is a song by Japanese entertainer Ryōko Hirosue, written by Ringo Sheena. It was released as the B-side to her fourth single "Jeans" on October 7, 1998, and was the title track of her second studio album Private (1999). Hirosue performed it on her first live tour in February 1999. The Budokan performance on February 7, 1999 was released as a CD/DVD set called Hirosue Ryoko First Live: RH Debut Tour 1999 on May 26, 1999. "Private" was also featured on both of Hirosue's greatest hits albums: RH Singles &... (1999) and Hirosue Ryoko Perfect Collection (2002).
PRIVATE is a pop music group formed in 2006 by Danish producer/singer Thomas Troelsen, along with guitarist Asger Tarpgaard and vocalist Tanja Simonsen, and is currently a solo project by Troelsen. PRIVATE's debut album “My Secret Lover” was produced and recorded by Troelsen and mixed by Jason Boshoff ( Basement Jaxx). The first single, of the same title, achieved Gold sales in Denmark and reached #1 on the Danish singles, radio, and download charts. "My Secret Lover" was released in the UK on 17 January 2010 on Virgin Records with remixes by Diplo, Egyptian Lover, Spencer & Hill, and Rune RK.
PRIVATE's debut received attention from a number of influential blogs including Perezhilton.com, Arjanwrites.com and the UK's Popjustice, who called the single "completely hypnotic and brilliant." The band has also been featured in Dazed & Confused, NME, Attitude, The Guardian, and Monocle. On his blog, Diplo—who remixed "My Secret Lover"—called PRIVATE "the best current pop music group in the world."1
The Spencer & Hill remix of the track was featured on Friday Floor Fillers with Scott Mills on BBC's Radio 1. The track was also Record of the Week on Scott Mills' show on 7 December 2009 and Nick Grimshaw's show in September 2009.
In February 2010, Diplo's remix of "My Secret Lover" was featured in Prada's Spring/Summer 2010 Womenswear commercial.2
On September 3, 2012, PRIVATE released “Everywhere,” a single featuring O.T. Genasis on Universal Music Denmark. The release featured remixes by MSTRKRFT, Sun Airway, Its Overture, DJ Woody, Flemming Dalum, Shoe Scene Symphony, Aylen, and Kannamix. Perez Hilton premiered the release and it was further profiled by Popjustice, Arjan Writes, and Interview Magazine.
On April 12, 2013, PRIVATE released "Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be," a second single on Universal Music Denmark. The release was also profiled by Popjustice and Arjan writes, among others.
Usage examples of "private".
This accomplished woman gave her hand to Odenathus, who, from a private station, raised himself to the dominion of the East.
Jordan Mintz, general counsel Lea Fastow, assistant treasurer Michael Jakubik, vice president JimTimmins, director, private equity Tim Despain, vice president Bill Brown, vice president The Internal Accountants Richard Causey, chief accounting officer David Woytek, vice president, corporate auditing Rodney Faldyn, vice president, transaction accounting group Ryan Siurek, member, transaction accounting group In Risk Assessment Richard Buy, chief risk officer Vasant Shanbhogue, analyst Vince Kaminski, vice president of Rakesh Bharati, analyst research Kevin Kindall, analyst Stinson Gibner, analyst In Corporate Development J.
The half-dozen executives and accountants from Andersen and Enron laughed and joked as they played a round of golf on a private Arizona course.
And even the private schools, traditionally viewed with suspicious dislike by state education officials, were hit by surprise inspections so seldom that the very act of an accreditation team, showing up unannounced at one of them, was tantamount to an accusation of educational hanky-panky.
Kiint could always use the human affinity band, but Edenists had found it almost impossible to sense any form of private Kiint communication.
He was drawn into the conversational circle against his will, having stood close enough to Keith to look as if he was with him, and had to suffer the looks of the Commission Officers at his affrontery to poach on their private preserve.
Under the terms of the Mutual Use Treaty, which had been hammered out during that momentary thaw in relations between England and the Celtic Federation, every settler on Mars had received an Allotment of acreage for private terraforming.
The Pannonian army was at this time commanded by Septimius Severus, a native of Africa, who, in the gradual ascent of private honors, had concealed his daring ambition, which was never diverted from its steady course by the allurements of pleasure, the apprehension of danger, or the feelings of humanity.
For nearly a century, the shortage of legally dissectable bodies pitted the anatomist against the private citizen.
Her thoughts had already resubmerged her in private considerations, therefore did she see naught of the annoyance which surely flared within me.
In his speech he assigned the alteration of the currency as the chief cause of the calamity, since it operated injuriously on all classes except the fundholder and annuitant, and by its ruinous effects on private contracts, as well as public payments, was calculated to endanger all kinds of property.
The original act creating the Court of Claims provided for an analogous procedure with appeals to the Supreme Court after which judgments in favor of claimants were to be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury for payments out of the general appropriation for the payment of private claims.
I see more of Charlie than he sees of me, for I am now thoroughly dug in at my stable clinic, and from my private hideout and post of observation in the tower -- yes, there is even a neat little tower on this archidiaconal horse-palace, to echo the larger tower of the same design on Glebe House -- I see him swanning around looking at once medieval and thoroughly of the moment, a priest among his people.
This, naturally, is only a private case of the archival potential of the Net.
This had begun ostentatiously as private swimming lessons, all three males being good swimmers, but as the hours passed the two men and one boy arrived each at his own sandy hollow in the rocks to which trickles of women and girls continually passed.