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1. public

adjective. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole.

Synonyms

  • state-supported
  • in the public eye
  • open
  • exoteric
  • national
  • unexclusive
  • overt
  • semipublic

Antonyms

  • private
  • esoteric
  • unfree
  • classified

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)

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Example sentences of the word public


1. Adjective
The castle is open to the public every day, although the museum is closed on Sundays.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Perfume sales associates also need to enjoy working with the public and possess a keen sense of smell.

Quotes containing the word public


1. I hope that 'Jaws' will have brought sharks into the public interest at a time when we desperately need to reevaluate our care for the environment.
- Peter Benchley

2. Humor has been the balm of my life, but it's been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana.
- Lana Turner

3. I try to show the public that chemistry, biology, physics, astrophysics is life. It is not some separate subject that you have to be pulled into a corner to be taught about.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

2. public-relations_campaign

noun. an advertising campaign intended to improve public relations.

Synonyms

  • advertising campaign
  • ad blitz

3. public-spirited

adjective. ['ˈpʌblɪkˈspɪrɪtəd'] showing unselfish interest in the public welfare.

Antonyms

  • egoistic

4. public-service_corporation

noun. a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation.

Synonyms

  • phone company
  • gas service
  • phone service
  • water company
  • public utility
  • light company
  • bus company
  • service
  • utility
  • waterworks
  • electric company
  • power company
  • power service
  • bus service
  • telephone company
  • telco
  • telephone service
  • gas company

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • inactivity
  • impracticality
  • impracticability

5. public

noun. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] people in general considered as a whole.

Synonyms

  • people
  • admass
  • world
  • populace

Antonyms

  • bar
  • seal
  • close
  • bolt

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)

6. public

adjective. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] affecting the people or community as a whole.

Antonyms

  • restricted

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)

7. public

noun. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] a body of people sharing some common interest.

Antonyms

  • cork

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)
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