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:

    I throw myself on your discretion and shew my confidence in it when I thus venture to write in a private character what seems to contradict my public duty.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    [In government] the constant aim is to divide and arrange the several offices in such a manner as that each may be a check on the other—that the private interest of every individual may be a sentinel over the public rights.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    No annual training or muster of soldiery, no celebration with its scarfs and banners, could import into the town a hundredth part of the annual splendor of our October. We have only to set the trees, or let them stand, and Nature will find the colored drapery,—flags of all her nations, some of whose private signals hardly the botanist can read,—while we walk under the triumphal arches of the elms.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)