public

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public is part of the Basic English 850.
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public is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
public

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
public

Comparative
more public

Superlative
most public

  1. Something is public if it is about or for all the people.
    You can't tell me to go away. This is a public place.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
public

Plural
publics

  1. (uncountable) All of the people in a big place like a country.
    I'm going to write this in the newspaper because the public needs to know it.
    Getting Western publics to understand the nature of the war is hard enough.
    The dress rehearsal was opened to the general public as well as celebrities.