noun pri·va·cy \ˈprī-və-sē, especially British ˈpri-\

: the state of being alone : the state of being away from other people

: the state of being away from public attention

plural pri·va·cies

Full Definition of PRIVACY

a :  the quality or state of being apart from company or observation :  seclusion
b :  freedom from unauthorized intrusion <one's right to privacy>
archaic :  a place of seclusion
a :  secrecy
b :  a private matter :  secret

Examples of PRIVACY

  1. She went upstairs for some privacy.
  2. Celebrities have a right to privacy.

First Known Use of PRIVACY

15th century
PRIVACIES Defined for Kids


noun pri·va·cy \ˈprī-və-sē\

Definition of PRIVACY for Kids

:  the state of being out of the sight and hearing of other people <I went to my room for some privacy.>
:  freedom from intrusion <My parents respect my privacy.>


Next Word in the Dictionary: privadoPrevious Word in the Dictionary: privAll Words Near: privacy
July 06, 2015
categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears