a. 1. Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company,
or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others;
personal; one's own; not public; not general; separate; as, a
man's private opinion; private property; a private purse; private
expenses or interests; a private secretary.
2. Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an
individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private
room or apartment; private prayer.
Reason . . . then retires
Into her private cell when nature rests.
3. Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment;
as, a private citizen; private life.
A private person may arrest a felon.
4. Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation;
a private understanding.
5. Having secret or private knowledge; privy.Private act
a statute exclusively for the settlement of private and personal
interests, of which courts do not take judicial notice; - opposed
to a general law, which operates on the whole community. In the
United States Congress, similar private acts are referred to as
private law and a general law as a public law.
See Private, n., 5.
a right of private passage over another man's ground; also, a
road on private land, contrasted with public road, which is on
a public right of way.
n. 1. A secret message; a personal unofficial communication.
2. Personal interest; particular business.
Nor must I be unmindful of my private.
- B. Jonson.
3. Privacy; retirement.
4. One not invested with a public office.
What have kings, that privates have not too?
5. (Mil.) A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned
6. The private parts; the genitals.In private
secretly; not openly or publicly.
Noun 1. private - an enlisted man of the lowest rank; "our
prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value"
Synonyms: buck private, common soldier
Adj. 1. private - confined to particular persons or groups or
providing privacy; "a private place"; "private
discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private
club"; "a private secretary"; "private property";
"the former President is now a private citizen"; "public
figures struggle to maintain a private life"
public - 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"
2. private - concerning things deeply private and personal; "private
correspondence"; "private family matters"
3. private - concerning one person exclusively; "we all have
individual cars"; "each room has a private bath"
4. private - not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts"
LAW, PRIVATE. An act of the legislature which relates to some
private matters, which do not concern the public at large.
Not general, as a private act of the legislature; not in office;
as, a private person, as well as an officer, may arrest a felon;
individual, as your private interest; not public, as a private
way, a private nuisance.
Private refers to:
the ability of a person to control the availability of information
about and exposure of him or herself.
the lowest military rank of a soldier.
a European porn magazine published by Private Media Group.
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v. i. 1. To sail; to float.
[imp. & p. p. fleeted; p. pr. & vb. n. fleeting.]
And in frail wood on Adrian Gulf doth fleet.
2. To fly swiftly; to pass over quickly; to hasten; to flit as
a light substance.
All the unaccomplished works of Nature's hand, . . .
Dissolved on earth, fleet hither.
3. (Naut.) To slip on the whelps or the barrel of a capstan or
windlass; - said of a cable or hawser.
4. (Naut.) To move or change in position; - said of persons; as,
the crew fleeted aft.
v. t. 1. To pass over rapidly; to skin the surface of; as, a ship
that fleets the gulf.
2. To hasten over; to cause to pass away lighty, or in mirth and
Many young gentlemen flock to him, and fleet the time carelessly.
3. (Naut.) To draw apart the blocks of; - said of a tackle.
4. To cause to slip down the barrel of a capstan or windlass,
as a rope or chain.
4. (Naut.) To move or change in position; used only in special
phrases; as, of fleet aft the crew.
We got the long "stick" . . . down and "fleeted"
aft, where it was secured.
- F. T. Bullen.
a. 1. Swift in motion; moving with velocity; light and quick in
going from place to place; nimble.
In mail their horses clad, yet fleet and strong.
2. Light; superficially thin; not penetrating deep, as soil.
n. 1. A number of vessels in company, especially war vessels;
also, the collective naval force of a country, etc.Fleet captain
the senior aid of the admiral of a fleet, when a captain.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
1. A flood; a creek or inlet; a bay or estuary; a river; - obsolete,
except as a place name, - as Fleet Street in London.
Together wove we nets to entrap the fish
In floods and sedgy fleets.
2. A former prison in London, which originally stood near a stream,
the Fleet (now filled up).Fleet parson
a clergyman of low character, in, or in the vicinity of, the Fleet
prison, who was ready to unite persons in marriage (called Fleet
marriage) at any hour, without public notice, witnesses, or consent
v. t. 1. To take the cream from; to skim.
Noun 1. fleet - group of aircraft operating together under the
2. fleet - group of motor vehicles operating together under the
3. fleet - a group of steamships operating together under the
4. fleet - a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
Verb 1. fleet - move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
Synonyms: dart, flit, flutter
2. fleet - disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed
Synonyms: blow over, evanesce, fade, pass off, pass
Adj. 1. fleet - moving very fast; "fleet of foot"; "the
fleet scurrying of squirrels"; "a swift current";
"swift flight of an arrow"; "a swift runner"
To see a large, rapidly moving fleet in your dream, signifies
a hasty change in the business market.
FLEET usually donates a collection of ships, whether naval or
commercial. It can also mean a collection of machines owned and'or
operated ny a person or organization.
High Seas Fleet, the Imperial German Navy in World war one. Naval
Fleet, the navy proper. Fishing Fleet
Fleet can refer to several things:
A group of ships:
Naval fleet, such as
US 2nd Fleet
US 3rd Fleet
US 5th Fleet
US 6th Fleet
US 7th Fleet
Fleet is the name of several places:
the River Fleet, a buried river in London
Fleet Street, named after the river
The Fleet (Dorset)
and a bank:
or its precursor Fleet Financial Group
Naval Construction Battalion, RN, Royal Navy, Seabees, USN, United
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evaporate, expeditious, express, faction, fade, fast, featly,
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