1. public toilet a toilet that is available to the public
  2. public utility a company that performs a public service
  3. public violence a public act of violence by an unruly mob
  4. public holiday authorized by law and limiting work or official business
  5. public trust a trust created for charitable or religious or educational or scientific purposes
  6. public debt the total of the nation's debts: debts of local and state and national governments; an indicator of how much public spending is financed by borrowing instead of taxation
  7. public debate the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
  8. public relations a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution
  9. public works structures constructed at government expense for public use
  10. public house tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms
  11. public transit a public transportation system for moving passengers
  12. public press the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
  13. public domain property rights that are held by the public at large
  14. Populus deltoides a common poplar of eastern and central United States
  15. publically in a manner accessible to or observable by the public
  16. blacktail deer mule deer of western Rocky Mountains
  17. Biblical Latin the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries
  18. publicly in a manner accessible to or observable by the public
  19. public office a position concerning the people as a whole
  20. 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)