Private

Private may refer to:

  • Private (rank), a military rank
  • Private (missile), a U.S. step rocket
  • Private (band), a Denmark-based band
  • Private (film), a 2004 Italian film
  • Private (novel series), a young-adult book series launched in 2006
    • Private (web series), a web series based on the novel series
  • Private Media Group, a producer of pornography
  • Privately held company
  • Private, a way of encapsulation in object-oriented programming
  • Private, a character from Madagascar

Famous quotes containing the word private:

    A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.
    Miguel De Cervantes (1547–1616)

    There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    Hence, the less government we have, the better,—the fewer laws, and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of formal Government, is, the influence of private character, the growth of the Individual; the appearance of the principal to supersede the proxy; the appearance of the wise man, of whom the existing government, is, it must be owned, but a shabby imitation.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)