Meaning of PUBLIC in English

n. Function: adjective

1 of, relating to, or affecting the people as an organized community FF1C; public affairs FF1E;

Synonyms: civic, civil, national

Related Words: government, governmental; community; state; municipal, urban


Synonyms: OPEN 4, accessible, open-door, unrestricted

Related Words: common, general, universal

Contrasted Words: private


Synonyms: COMMON 1, communal, conjoint, conjunct, intermutual, joint, mutual, shared

Contrasted Words: private

4 held by or applicable to the majority of the people FF1C; public opinion FF1E;

Synonyms: general, popular, vulgar

Related Words: prevalent, usual, widespread

Antonyms: private

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