public

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpʌblɪk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpʌblɪk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(publik)


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public

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. go to the public [pool, library]
  2. [went to, attended] public school
  3. [went to] a public university
  4. in a public place
  5. [studied, works in] public relations
  6. has a public profile
  7. it is public policy to
  8. works in the public sector
  9. [takes, rides] on public transportation
  10. is public knowledge (that)
  11. public [outcry, outrage, protests]
  12. public outrage [about, over, against]
  13. [need, require, apply for] a public license
  14. [someone, a person] in the public eye
  15. (no) public confidence in the [decision, program, government]
  16. [encourage, promote, expect] public participation
  17. UK: [runs, owns] a public house
  18. public and private lives
  19. public health [services, concerns, research]
  20. public safety [standards, concerns]
  21. public service announcement
  22. it has [been made, become] public
  23. (decided to) go public with [it, the news]
n
  1. the [movie-going, book-buying] public
  2. (a member of) the general public
  3. suitable for the (general) public
  4. [free, open, available] to the general public
  5. the [library, museum, building] is open to the public
  6. [understand, inform, consult, tell] the (general) public
  7. [entertain, amuse, address] your public
  8. [greet, meet] the public
  9. the [president, royal, director] addressed his public
  10. the public was [upset, outraged, furious] (about)
  11. the public was in (an) uproar (over)
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