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Meaning & Definition of Public in English

English

Public

/pəblɪk/

noun

1. People in general considered as a whole

  • "He is a hero in the eyes of the public"
    synonym:
  • populace
  • ,
  • public
  • ,
  • world

2. A body of people sharing some common interest

  • "The reading public"
    synonym:
  • public

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • public

2. Affecting the people or community as a whole

  • "Community leaders"
  • "Community interests"
  • "The public welfare"
    synonym:
  • public

Examples of using

In accordance with the public opinion poll of the Gallup university, 100% Americans think the world is younger than 100 years.
Englishmen will never be slaves. They will always be free to do what the government and public opinion demand from them.
Pharmaceutical companies hide information from the public about the safety of the medications they sell.