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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pri·vate /ˈpraɪvət/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pri·vate /ˈpraɪvət/ 形容詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 專用 私用

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pri·vate a.
 1. 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.
 2. 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.   --Milton.
 3. Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.
    A private person may arrest a felon.   --Blackstone.
 4. Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.
 5. 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 nuisancewrong. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pri·vate n.
 1. A secret message; a personal unofficial communication. [Obs.]
 2. Personal interest; particular business.[Obs.]
    Nor must I be unmindful of my private.   --B. Jonson.
 3. Privacy; retirement. [Archaic] “Go off; I discard you; let me enjoy my private.”
 4. One not invested with a public office. [Archaic]
    What have kings, that privates have not too?   --Shak.
 5. Mil. A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.
 6. pl. The private parts; the genitals.
 In private, secretly; not openly or publicly.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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]
      2: concerning things deeply private and personal; "private
         correspondence"; "private family matters"
      3: concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual
         cars"; "each room has a private bath" [syn: individual(a)]
      4: not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts" [syn: secret]
      n : an enlisted man of the lowest rank; "our prisoner was just a
          private and knew nothing of value" [syn: buck private,
          common soldier]