US: /ˈpɹaɪvət/
UK: /pɹˈa‍ɪvət/

English Vietnamese dictionary

private /private/
  • tính từ
    • riêng, tư, cá nhân
      • private life: đời tư
      • private school: trường tư
      • private property: tài sản tư nhân
      • private letter: thư riêng
      • private house: nhà riêng
      • private teacher: thầy giáo dạy tư
      • private visit: cuộc đi thăm với tư cách cá nhân
      • private bill: dự luật do cá nhân nghị sĩ đề nghị
      • private secretary: thư ký riêng
    • riêng, mật, kín
      • for one's private ear: nghe riêng thôi, phải giữ kín
      • to keep a matter private: giữ kín một vấn đề
      • private talk: cuộc nói chuyện riêng, cuộc hội đàm riêng; cuộc hội đàm kín
      • private view: đợt xem riêng (một cuộc triển lãm tranh... trước khi mở công khai)
      • private eye: thám tử riêng
      • private parts: chỗ kín (bộ phận sinh dục)
    • xa vắng, khuất nẻo, hẻo lánh (chỗ, nơi)
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) thích ẩn dật, thích sống cách biệt (người)
    • private soldier
      • lính trơn, binh nhì
  • danh từ
    • lính trơn, binh nhì
    • chỗ kín (bộ phận sinh dục)
    • in private
      • riêng tư, kín đáo, bí mật

Advanced English dictionary

adjective, noun
+ adjective
not public
1 [usually before noun] belonging to or for the use of a particular person or group; not for public use: The sign said, 'Private property. Keep out.' + Those are my father's private papers. + The hotel has 110 bedrooms, all with private bathrooms. + The villa has its own private beach.
Antonym: PUBLIC
conversation / meeting
2 intended for or involving a particular person or group of people, not for people in general or for others to know about: a private conversation / letter + They were sharing a private joke. + Senior defence officials held private talks.
feelings / information
3 that you do not want other people to know about;
Synonym: SECRET
her private thoughts and feelings
not owned / run by state
4 [usually before noun] owned or managed by an individual person or an independent company rather than by the state: private banks / companies / schools + a programme to return many of the state companies to private ownership
Antonym: PUBLIC
5 [only before noun] working or acting for yourself rather than for the state or for a group or company, especially in health or education: private doctors + to offer advice to private investors + (BrE) If I can afford it, I think I'll go private (= pay for medical care rather than use the government service).
not work
6 [usually before noun] not connected with your work or official position: a politician's private life
7 where you are not likely to be disturbed; quiet: Let's go somewhere a bit more private.
Antonym: PUBLIC
8 [usually before noun] not wanting to share thoughts and feelings with other people: He's a very private person.
9 [usually before noun] given by a teacher, etc. to one person or a small group of people for payment: She gives private English lessons at weekends. + private students
10 that you receive from property or other sources but do not have to earn: He has a private income.
privately adverb: Can we speak privately? + In public he supported the official policy, but privately he was sure it would fail. + a privately owned company + Their children were educated privately. + She smiled, but privately she was furious.
+ noun
1 [C] (abbreviation Pte) (BrE) a soldier of the lowest rank in the army: Private (John) Smith
2 (privates) [pl.] (informal) = PRIVATE PARTS
Idioms: in private with nobody else present: Is there somewhere we can discuss this in private?
Compare: IN PUBLIC

Thesaurus dictionary

1 (top) secret, confidential, undisclosed, hidden, clandestine, concealed, covert, surreptitious, off the record, not for publication, unofficial, Colloq hush-hush:
I think our relationship should be kept private for the time being. What I am about to tell you is strictly private
2 privileged, restrictive, restricted, exclusive, special, reserved, personal, inaccessible, non-public; hidden, secluded, concealed, secret, sneaking:
The house is situated on a private road. I had a private suspicion that they would cancel their trip
3 personal, individual, own, intimate, particular:
My private affairs are none of your business.
4 solitary, seclusive, reclusive, withdrawn, retiring, reticent, ungregarious, non-gregarious, unsocial, unsociable, antisocial, reserved, uncommunicative, hermitic(al), hermit-like, eremitic(al); sequestered, secluded, retired:
You have to bear in mind that Edmund is a very private person.
5 private soldier, infantryman, foot-soldier, US enlisted man, Colloq Brit Tommy, Tommy Atkins, squaddie, US GI (Joe), Slang US grunt:
Before cashiering him, they reduced him from colonel to private.
6 in private. in secret, secretly, privately, sub rosa, personally, confidentially, behind closed doors, in camera, off the record, US on the q.t. or Q.T.; clandestinely, secretively, sneakily, sneakingly, surreptitiously, furtively, covertly, on the sly:
Family matters should be discussed only in private. They met in private with agents of the rebel forces
7 private parts or privates. genitals, sexual or sex organs, genitalia. The natives wore loincloths to cover their private parts.
need, neediness, want, deprivation, hardship, indigence, necessity, poverty, penury, destitution, strait(s), pauperism, beggary; distress, misery:
The lower classes in Victorian England suffered terrible privation.

Concise English dictionary

+an enlisted man of the lowest rank
+confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
+concerning things deeply private and personal
+concerning one person exclusively
+not expressed