An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (personal)
a. private
La estrella de rock voló a Londres en su avión privado.The rockstar flew to London in his private jet.
2. (lacking)
a. deprived
El ciudadano fue privado de su libertad sin haber sido debidamente procesado.The citizen was deprived of liberty without due process of law.
3. (not state-owned)
a. private
Mis hijos estudian en una escuela privada.My children study at a private school.
4. (faint)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. unconscious
¿Por qué Luis está privado sobre la cama? - Se desmayó por el calor.Why is Luis unconscious on the bed? - He passed out because of the heat.
5. (telecommunications)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. unlisted
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Tu número es privado? No aparecía ningún número en el identificador de llamadas, por eso no descolgué el teléfono.Is your number unlisted? I didn't see a number on the caller ID, so I didn't pick up the phone.
b. ex-directory (United Kingdom)
Mi hermano recela de los números privados porque está tratando de evitar a los cobradores de deudas.My brother is wary of ex-directory numbers because he's trying to avoid debt collectors.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (no público)
a. private
en privadoin private
privado de cariñoemotionally deprived
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1 [+club, colegio, avión] private
privado y confidencial private and confidential
2 (Latinoamérica) (alocado) mad; senseless
3 (Caribe) (débil) weak; faint
en privado privately; in private
2 (Política) (favorito) favourite; favorite; (EEUU) protégé; (Hist) royal favourite; chief minister
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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