Of or concerning the people as a whole
Ordinary people in general; the community
the public sector of the economy
Involving investment from both the public and private sectors.
Become a public company
In view of other people; when others are present
(Usually in plural, with plural or (occasionally) singular concord) a building containing public washing facilities or (in recent times) a public swimming pool.
The attention, scrutiny, opinion, or estimation of the general public (usually with the); especially in in the public eye.
A park that is open to the public.
A room in which the public may be received, or in which public gatherings are held.
A public promenade in or near a town.
The well-being or welfare of a country; = public good; (formerly also) †a nation, a State, especially considered in terms of the welfare of its people (obsolete).
A name for a hypothetical representative member of the general public, or the general public personified
Not open to, shared by, or concerning the public; private
A law that affects the public as a whole
The more plainly furnished bar in a pub
A proposed law that affects the public as a whole
A commodity or service that is provided without profit to all members of a society, either by the government or by a private individual or organization
A cryptographic key that can be obtained and used by anyone to encrypt messages intended for a particular recipient, such that the encrypted messages can be deciphered only by using a second key that is known only to the recipient (the private key)
The law of relations between individuals and the state
Designating or relating to a form of television (especially cable television) in which members of the general public can produce or contribute to programmes.
A thing which is the responsibility of the State; a person who is dependent upon the State for care or support.
The decision-making behaviour of politicians, voters, and interest groups in relation to government policies (frequently attributive).
A person known of by the general public.
A person or thing considered a threat or annoyance to the community, a public enemy.
= public offering; (formerly also) †an offer to the shareholders of a company to buy their shares (obsolete).
(Chiefly with the) the nation, the State, especially considered in terms of its people; the body politic, the commonwealth.
A toilet for use by the public.
Having or using a voice suited to speaking in public; expressed in a public forum.
Public welfare, the public interest (now archaic).
A prostitute; = common woman.
The state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, especially through not being subject to copyright or other legal restrictions
A notorious wanted criminal
The health of the population as a whole, especially as monitored, regulated, and promoted by the state
Formal term for pub.
A position of authority or service involving responsibility to the public, especially within the government
The principles, often unwritten, on which social laws are based
The funds raised by a government by taxation or other means
(In the UK) a private fee-paying secondary school, especially one for boarders
The part of an economy that is controlled by the state
Willingness to do things that help the public
The work of building such things as roads, schools, and hospitals, carried out by the state for the community
The community or people in general, usually in contrast to a specific group.
A speech or other communication made in public or to a large group of people.
A building used by the public for any purpose, such as assembly, education, entertainment, or worship.
In the study of proxemics: the physical distance maintained between an individual and others in certain formal or professional contexts such as public speaking or performance, typically defined as greater than 12 feet (approx. 3.7 metres).
The benefit or advantage of the community as a whole; the public good.
Language of a register or kind used in a public context.
= public toilet.
A library maintained for the use of the public, usually out of public funds.