of, belonging to or carried out by an individual or an independent company rather than the State
soldier of the lowest rank
"our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value"
"a private place"
"a private club"
"a private secretary"
"the former President is now a private citizen"
"public figures struggle to maintain a private life"
"private family matters"
"we all have individual cars"
"each room has a private bath"
"secret (or private) thoughts"
We cannot do this as private persons. It must be done by the Government.
出自： G. B. Shaw
I'm just a private individual.
出自： N. Freeling
Like the private sailor, the private aviator relies..on magnetic heading systems.
出自：Journal of Navigation