Part of speech: noun

A common soldier.

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Retired; secluded; secret; restricted; personal; without rank.

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Usage examples "private":

  1. This affair, I may tell you, will be kept private by us both." - "The Master of the Ceremonies", George Manville Fenn.
  2. One morning he was summoned to the senior partner's private room. - "Here and Hereafter", Barry Pain.
  3. It will serve every demand, public and private. - "The Life Radiant", Lilian Whiting.