Publicly
Publicly Pub"lic*ly, adv. 1. With exposure to popular view or notice; without concealment; openly; as, property publicly offered for sale; an opinion publicly avowed; a declaration publicly made. [1913 Webster]

2. In the name of the community. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • publicly — (adv.) 1560s, from PUBLIC (Cf. public) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Variant publically is modern (1920), perhaps based on the fact that publicly is the only exception in this class of words, which as a rule are spelled ically, though they often are… …   Etymology dictionary

  • publicly — is the correct form of the adverb from public, not publically …   Modern English usage

  • publicly — [pub′lik lē] adv. 1. in a public or open manner 2. by, or by consent or agency of, the public …   English World dictionary

  • publicly — ▪ I. publicly publ‧ic‧ly [ˈpʌblɪkli] adverb FINANCE if a company is publicly held or publicly owned, or its shares are publicly traded, its shares are available to be bought and sold by investors: • the annual reports that publicly held companies …   Financial and business terms

  • publicly — pub|lic|ly [ˈpʌblıkli] adv 1.) in a way that is intended for anyone to know, see, or hear ▪ She and her family agreed never to discuss the matter publicly. 2.) done or controlled by the government ▪ a publicly funded health service 3.) a company… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • publicly — pub|lic|ly [ pʌblıkli ] adverb ** 1. ) in a way that many people notice: Kent publicly disagreed with his fellow doctors on many occasions. a ) said or done so that people you do not know can see or hear you: IN PUBLIC: I hate it when she talks… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • publicly */*/ — UK [ˈpʌblɪklɪ] / US adverb 1) a) in a way that many people notice Kent publicly disagreed with his fellow doctors on many occasions. b) said or done so that people you do not know can see or hear you I hate it when she talks like that publicly.… …   English dictionary

  • publicly — [ˈpʌblɪkli] adv 1) in a way that many people notice Ant: privately Kent publicly disagreed with his fellow doctors on many occasions.[/ex] 2) by the government, or by or for people in general a publicly owned health service[/ex] publicly… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • publicly — adverb 1. in a manner accessible to or observable by the public; openly (Freq. 12) she admitted publicly to being a communist • Syn: ↑publically, ↑in public • Ant: ↑privately • Derived from adjectiv …   Useful english dictionary

  • publicly — adv. Publicly is used with these adjectives: ↑acceptable, ↑accessible, ↑accountable, ↑available, ↑opposed Publicly is used with these verbs: ↑accuse, ↑acknowledge, ↑advocate, ↑air, ↑announce, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

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