1. anabolic steroid any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their strength
  2. public-spirited showing unselfish interest in the public welfare
  3. public security the general security of public places
  4. Republic of Turkey a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans
  5. pac-man strategy the target company defends itself by threatening to take over its acquirer
  6. public treasury a treasury for government funds
  7. public square an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
  8. public debate the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
  9. public speaking delivering an address to a public audience
  10. public service a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions
  11. public utility a company that performs a public service
  12. strategy an elaborate and systematic plan of action
  13. public charity a charity that is deemed to receive the major part of its support from the public (rather than from a small group of individuals)
  14. public nudity vulgar and offensive nakedness in a public place
  15. public trust a trust created for charitable or religious or educational or scientific purposes
  16. public toilet a toilet that is available to the public
  17. Republican Party the younger of two major political parties in the United States; GOP is an acronym for grand old party
  18. nonpublic not invested with or related to prominent position or status etc.
  19. linguistic string a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
  20. Dendroica striate North American warbler having a black-and-white head