Meaning of PUBLIC in English
n. 25B6; adjective
public affairs : STATE, national, federal, government; constitutional, civic, civil, official, social, municipal, community, communal, local; nationalized.
by public demand : POPULAR, general, common, communal, collective, shared, joint, universal, widespread.
a public figure : PROMINENT, well known, important, leading, eminent, distinguished, notable, noteworthy, noted, celebrated, household, famous, famed, influential; N. Amer. major-league.
public places : OPEN (TO THE PUBLIC), communal, accessible to all, available, free, unrestricted, community.
the news became public : KNOWN, published, publicized, in circulation, exposed, overt, plain, obvious.
private, obscure, unknown, restricted, secret.
the British public : PEOPLE, citizens, subjects, general public, electors, electorate, voters, taxpayers, residents, inhabitants, citizenry, population, populace, community, society, country, nation, world; everyone.
his adoring public : AUDIENCE, spectators, followers, following, fans, devotees, aficionados, admirers; patrons, clientele, market, consumers, buyers, customers, readers.
25A0; in public PUBLICLY, in full view of people, openly, in the open, for all to see, undisguisedly, blatantly, flagrantly, brazenly, with no attempt at concealment, overtly; formal coram populo.
Concise Oxford thesaurus English vocabulary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка тезаурус. 2012