Meaning of PUBLIC in English


Function: noun

Date: 15th century

1 : a place accessible or visible to the public ― usually used in the phrase in public

2 : the people as a whole : POPULACE

3 : a group of people having common interests or characteristics specifically : the group at which a particular activity or enterprise aims

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.