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private life

  

      n   the social or family life or personal relationships of an individual, esp. of a person in the public eye, such as a politician or celebrity  
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private  
      adj  
1    not widely or publicly known  
they had private reasons for the decision     
2    confidential; secret  
a private conversation     
3    not for general or public use  
a private bathroom     
4    prenominal   individual; special  
my own private recipe     
5    prenominal   having no public office, rank, etc.  
a private man     
6    prenominal   denoting a soldier of the lowest military rank  
a private soldier     
7    of, relating to, or provided by a private individual or organization, rather than by the state or a public body  
the private sector, private housing     
8    (of a place) retired; sequestered; not overlooked  
9    (of a person) reserved; uncommunicative  
10    in private   in secret; confidentially  
      n  
11    a soldier of the lowest rank, sometimes separated into qualification grades, in many armies and marine corps  
private first class     
     (C14: from Latin privatus belonging to one individual, withdrawn from public life, from privare to deprive, bereave)  
  privately      adv  


parliamentary private secretary  
      n   (in Britain) a backbencher in Parliament who assists a minister, esp. in liaison with backbenchers,   (Abbrev.)    PPS  
private bar  
      n     (Brit)   the saloon or lounge bar of a public house,   (Also called)    the private      Compare       public bar  
private bill  
      n   a bill presented to Parliament or Congress on behalf of a private individual, corporation, etc.  
private company  
      n   a limited company that does not issue shares for public subscription and whose owners do not enjoy an unrestricted right to transfer their shareholdings  
   Compare       public company  
private detective  
      n   an individual privately employed to investigate a crime, keep watch on a suspected person, or make other inquiries,   (Also called)    private investigator  
private enterprise  
      n  
1    economic activity undertaken by private individuals or organizations under private ownership  
   Compare       public enterprise  
2       another name for       capitalism  
private eye  
      n  
Informal   a private detective  
Private Finance Initiative  
      n   (in Britain) a government scheme to encourage private investment in public projects,   (Abbrev.)    PFI  
private health insurance  
      n   insurance against the need for medical treatment as a private patient  
private hotel  
      n  
1    a residential hotel or boarding house in which the proprietor has the right to refuse to accept a person as a guest, esp. a person arriving by chance  
2      (Austral. and N.Z.)   a hotel not having a licence to sell alcoholic liquor  
private income  
      n   an income from sources other than employment, such as investment,   (Also called)    private means  
private language  
      n     (Philosophy)   a language that is not merely secret or accidentally limited to one user, but that cannot in principle be communicated to another  
private law  
      n   the branch of law that deals with the rights and duties of private individuals and the relations between them  
   Compare       public law  
private life  
      n   the social or family life or personal relationships of an individual, esp. of a person in the public eye, such as a politician or celebrity  
private member  
      n   a member of a legislative assembly, such as the House of Commons, not having an appointment in the government  
private member's bill  
      n   a public bill introduced in the House of Commons by a private member  
private parts   , privates  
      pl n      euphemistic terms for       genitals  
private patient  
      n     (Brit)   a patient receiving medical treatment not paid for by the National Health Service  
private pay bed  
      n   (in Britain) a bed in a National Health Service hospital, reserved for private patients who pay a consultant acting privately for treatment and who are charged by the health service for use of hospital facilities,   (Often shortened to)    pay bed      Compare       amenity bed  
private practice  
      n     (Brit)   medical practice that is not part of the National Health Service  
private press  
      n   a printing establishment primarily run as a pastime  
private property  
      n   land or belongings owned by a person or group and kept for their exclusive use  
private school  
      n   a school under the financial and managerial control of a private body or charitable trust, accepting mostly fee-paying pupils  
private secretary  
      n  
1    a secretary entrusted with the personal and confidential matters of a business executive  
2    a civil servant who acts as aide to a minister or senior government official  
   Compare       parliamentary private secretary  
private sector  
      n   the part of a country's economy that consists of privately owned enterprises  
   Compare       public sector  
private treaty  
      n   a sale of property for a price agreed directly between seller and buyer  
private view  
      n   a preview, esp. of an art exhibition, for specially invited guests  
private viewdata  
      n   an interactive video text system with restricted access  

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private

  

      adj  
1    clandestine, closet, confidential, covert, hush-hush     (informal)   in camera, inside, off the record, privy     (archaic)   secret, unofficial  
2    exclusive, individual, intimate, own, particular, personal, reserved, special  
3    independent, nonpublic  
4    concealed, isolated, not overlooked, retired, secluded, secret, separate, sequestered, solitary, withdrawn  
5    in private      behind closed doors, confidentially, in camera, in secret, personally, privately  
      n  
6    enlisted man     (U.S.)   private soldier, squaddie or squaddy     (Brit. slang)   tommy     (Brit. informal)   Tommy Atkins     (Brit. informal)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    disclosed, known, official, open, public, revealed  
2    common, general, open, public, unlimited, unrestricted  
3    bustling, busy, frequented, outgoing, sociable, unsecluded  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
expression used when referring to someone's profession, background, social class or life experience
E.g: People from all walks of life will participate to the event
exp.
in real life
[Internet slang] Life in the real world, in contrast to life on the Internet.
n.
Basic Life Support
n.
Advanced Life Support
intensive care in out of ICU setting
n.
training or Intensive Care in out hospital Intensive care setting
Medical term; See also Mobile Intensive Care Unit
n.
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Medical term
n.
advanced life support mobile intensive care unit
Medical term
abbr. acron.
Short for "Fuck My Life".
[Slang]
n.
last days, hours or minutes of life
Medical term
n.
person who assists elderly people in their daily life
npl.
testicles ; genitalia ; gonads ; nuts ; privates ; pudenda ; stones ; testes ; private parts ; family jewels ; bollocks ; balls ; cullions ; rocks ; boys ; cherries ; coin purse ; cojones ; deez ; gear ; giggleberries ; grapes ; knackers ; nuggets ; plums ; sack
[Slang];[UK] Ex.: Get the fuck out of here before I rip your goolies off, you bastard!
n.
person born at the end of the 90s ; persons starting their teen life of the beginning of the years 2000
exp.
The choice of web suicide or deletion of interactions for one’s own amounts to web death with regard to ones internet life.
[Tech.]
o.
taking on the night life after taking care of business during the day.
exp.
Potential of web system and mechanism for eternal life exists within the cyberspace.
[Tech.]
n.
when a person kills someone then takes their own life it is referred to as a murder suicide
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
n.
what remains of someone's life in cyber space after his or her death
[Tech.]
prep.
Digital estate Planning is the process having uniform rules of envisaging and arranging for the clearance of digital assets during a person physical life under virtual identity.
[Leg.];[Tech.] arranging for the clearance of digital assets
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