private

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private is part of the Basic English 850.
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private is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
print - private - probable

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
private

Comparative
more private

Superlative
most private

  1. Private is for only one person or a small number of people to see or know.
    I don't want to tell you how much money I have; that's private.
    Close the curtains so people can't look into our house, to make it private.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
private

Plural
privates

  1. A private is a soldier in the lowest rank of the army.
    Put down your gun, private, and report to the general.