- Of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people;
relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; -- opposed to
private; as, the public treasury.
- Open to the knowledge or view of all; general; common;
notorious; as, public report; public scandal.
- Open to common or general use; as, a public road; a public
- The general body of mankind, or of a nation, state, or
community; the people, indefinitely; as, the American public; also, a
particular body or aggregation of people; as, an author's public.
- A public house; an inn.