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If you fall in love with someone, it doesn't matter who they are. I've had lots of girlfriends who weren't in the public eye. It is hard, all the intrusion: you have a row with someone, and even though you've sorted everything out, you get the are-they-going-to-split headlines for the next ten days.
Max Beesley

Meaning of "public" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PUBLIC

From Latin pūblicus, changed from pōplicus of the people, from populus people.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PUBLIC

public  [ˈpʌblɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PUBLIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Public can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PUBLIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Public

In public relations and communication science, publics are groups of individual people, and the public is the totality of such groupings. This is a different concept to the sociological concept of the Öffentlichkeit or public sphere. The concept of a public has also been defined in political science, psychology, marketing, and advertising. In public relations and communication science, it is one of the more ambiguous concepts in the field. Although it has definitions in the theory of the field that have been formulated from the early 20th century onwards, it has suffered in more recent years from being blurred, as a result of conflation of the idea of a public with the notions of audience, market segment, community, constituency, and stakeholder. The name "public" originates with the Latin "populus" or "poplicus", and in general denotes some mass population in association with some matter of common interest. So in political science and history, a public is a population of individuals in association with civic affairs, or affairs of office or state. In social psychology, marketing, and public relations, a public has a more situational definition.

Definition of public in the English dictionary

The first definition of public in the dictionary is of, relating to, or concerning the people as a whole. Other definition of public is open or accessible to all. Public is also performed or made openly or in the view of all.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PUBLIC


acrylic
əˈkrɪlɪk
alcoholic
ˌælkəˈhɒlɪk
catholic
ˈkæθəlɪk
click
klɪk
emblic
ˈɛmblɪk
flick
flɪk
garlic
ˈɡɑːlɪk
hydraulic
haɪˈdrɒlɪk
klick
klɪk
lick
lɪk
malik
ˈmælɪk
metabolic
ˌmetəˈbɒlɪk
metallic
mɪˈtælɪk
niblick
ˈnɪblɪk
nonpublic
ˌnɒnˈpʌblɪk
republic
rɪˈpʌblɪk
right-click
ˌraɪtˈklɪk
semipublic
ˌsɛmɪˈpʌblɪk
slick
slɪk
symbolic
sɪmˈbɒlɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUBLIC

pubis
public access television
public affairs
public analyst
public assistance
public bar
public bill
public building
public company
public convenience
public corporation
public debt
public defender
public domain
public enemy
public enemy number one
public enquiry
public enterprise
public examination
public expenditure

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUBLIC

Altai Republic
banana republic
Central African Republic
Chechen Republic
Czech Republic
Dominican Republic
First Republic
Fourth Republic
general public
go public
Joe Public
Malagasy Republic
member of the public
Mongolian People´s Republic
notary public
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
Second Republic
Slovak Republic
Third Republic
viewing public
Yemen Arab Republic

Synonyms and antonyms of public in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PUBLIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «public» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of public

Translation of «public» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUBLIC

Find out the translation of public to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of public from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «public» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

公众的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

público
570 millions of speakers

English

public
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सार्वजनिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَامّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

общественный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

público
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রকাশ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

public
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Awam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

öffentlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

公衆の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공공의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

công cộng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सार्वजनिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

halka açık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pubblico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

publiczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

публічний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

public
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δημόσιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

openbare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

allmän
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

offentlig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of public

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUBLIC»

The term «public» is very widely used and occupies the 478 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUBLIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «public» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «public» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about public

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10 QUOTES WITH «PUBLIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word public.
1
Peter Agre
Often times the public school teachers are ridiculed or they are made to feel inferior but this is really undeserved.
2
Bashar al-Assad
Israel does not care about the international public opinion.
3
Sal Albanese
By four years of age, the average child in a family receiving public assistance has heard about 13 million words, compared to 45 million for a child from a wealthier family. The disadvantages developed during their first four years are usually still present in high school.
4
Neal Barnard
Meat consumption is just as dangerous to public health as tobacco use... It's time we looked into holding the meat producers and fast-food outlets legally accountable.
5
Gabriel Basso
I appreciate when people enjoy my work, but I don't like being recognized in public.
6
Max Beesley
If you fall in love with someone, it doesn't matter who they are. I've had lots of girlfriends who weren't in the public eye. It is hard, all the intrusion: you have a row with someone, and even though you've sorted everything out, you get the are-they-going-to-split headlines for the next ten days.
7
Roy Blount, Jr.
I heard on public radio recently, there's a thing called Weed Dating. Singles get together in a garden and weed and then they take turns, they keep matching up with other people. Two people will weed down one row and switch over with two other people. It's in Vermont. I don't think I'd be very good at Weed Dating.
8
Christopher Bond
America has survived and grown stronger through September 11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq and those who seek to do us harm. We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats.
9
Kjell Magne Bondevik
If each of us is to feel that he or she is valued, this calls for more than public funding.
10
James Bovard
The Federal Government is exploiting public fear to redefine the relationship between the rulers and the American people.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUBLIC»

Discover the use of public in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to public and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An ...
An account of the emergence and disintegration of.
Jürgen Habermas, 1991
2
Public Opinion
These are questions that are more important today with the emergence of new technologies like the internet, and older technologies, like television, which are being politically dominated by an opportunistic media.
Walter Lippmann, 2007
3
Propaganda and the Public Mind: Conversations with Noam Chomsky
Chomsky offers hope for the future and shows how ordinary citizens, if they work together, have the power to make meaningful change.This collection draws on interviews with Chomsky that have never before been published.
David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky, 2001
4
The Public Participation Handbook: Making Better Decisions ...
In this handbook he divulges a lifetime of experience that every practitioner can tap into." —William L. Robertson, chairman, Weston Solutions, Inc.
James L. Creighton, 2005
5
Public/private Partnerships for Major League Sports Facilities
This volume takes readers inside the high-stakes game of public-private partnerships for major league sports facilities, explaining why some cities made better deals than others, assessing the best practices and common pitfalls in deal ...
Judith Grant Long, 2012
6
Public Religions in the Modern World
This book expands our understanding of the increasingly significant role religion plays in the ongoing construction of the modern world.
José Casanova, 1994
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Master The Public Safety Dispatcher/911 Operator Exam: ...
Offers full-length practice exams, review questions, and test-taking strategies for those seeking a career as an emergency dispatcher or 911 operator.
Valerie L. Haynes, Arco, Peterson's, 2009
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A History of Public Health
This paperback edition of George Rosen's classic account of the history of public health supplements the original text with Elizabeth Fee's introduction and Edward T. Morman's biographical essay and bibliography.
George Rosen, 1993
9
Cannabis Use and Dependence: Public Health and Public Policy
This book, first published in 2003, explores the relationship between health policy, public health and the law regarding cannabis use.
Wayne Hall, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, 2003
10
The Phantom Public
In it he came fully to terms with the inadequacy of traditional democratic theory." This volume is part of a continuing series on the major works of Walter Lippmann.
Walter Lippmann, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUBLIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term public is used in the context of the following news items.
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Apple Releases Second iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Public Betas
ios_9_icon Apple today seeded second betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, nearly two weeks after beta testers received access to the first ... «Mac Rumors, Jul 15»
2
Front porch not public space, Iowa Supreme Court rules
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Supreme Court overturned a Waterloo woman's conviction for public intoxication, ruling Friday she was intoxicated on the front ... «The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines, Jun 15»
3
Under pressure over missing art, Boston Public Library chief resigns
Boston Public Library president Amy E. Ryan, who has been under fire since two valuable pieces of art were reported missing in April, announced her ... «Boston Globe, Jun 15»
4
Disappearance of BPL art may be an inside job
Boston police are investigating whether a Boston Public Library employee stole two art prints valued at more than $600,000 from the central branch in a theft that ... «Boston Globe, May 15»
5
US Investigates Possible Misconduct in Chicago Public Schools
CHICAGO — Federal investigators are speaking to public school officials here as part of an inquiry into possible misconduct, the president of the Chicago Board ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
6
Prison time for some Atlanta school educators in cheating scandal
In 2013, a Fulton County grand jury indicted 35 educators from the Atlanta Public Schools district, and more than 20 took a plea deal. Among them were teachers ... «CNN, Apr 15»
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Atlanta Public School Educators Found Guilty in Cheating Scandal
Eleven former Atlanta educators were convicted Wednesday in a public school cheating scandal that has rocked the district for the past decade. The 11 were ... «NBCNews.com, Apr 15»
8
Monica Lewinsky is right about public shaming
An individual whose most defining moment came as an intern, and nearly twenty years ago, might not at first sound like a likely candidate for a TED talk. But then ... «Salon, Mar 15»
9
Should unvaccinated children be in public schools?
The issue of whether unvaccinated children should be allowed in public schools is "not for us to decide," Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of ... «CBS News, Feb 15»
10
Public and Scientists' Views on Science and Society
Scientific innovations are deeply embedded in national life — in the economy, in core policy choices about how people care for themselves and use the ... «Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, Jan 15»

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