Adjective: public pú-blik
Noun: public pú-blik
- Not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole
"the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures"
- Affecting the people or community as a whole
"the public welfare"
- Funded or provided by the government rather than the private sector
- People in general considered as a whole
"he is a hero in the eyes of the public";
- populace, world
- A body of people sharing some common interest
"the reading public"
Derived forms: publics
See also: common, exoteric, in the public eye, national, open, overt, semipublic, state-supported, unexclusive, unrestricted
Type of: body, people
Encyclopedia: Public, Saint BarthÃ©lemy