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:

    ... it is a commonplace that men like war. For peace, in our society, with the feeling we have then that it is feeble-minded to strive except for one’s own private profit, is a lonely thing and a hazardous business. Over and over men have proved that they prefer the hazards of war with all its suffering. It has its compensations.
    Ruth Benedict (1887–1948)

    The others “acted” a role; I was the role. She who was Mary Garden died that it might live. That was my genius ... and my sacrifice. It drained off so much of me that by comparison my private life was empty. I could not give myself completely twice.
    Mary Garden (1874–1967)

    In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)