public adjective (PEOPLE)
Is it really in the public interest (= useful to people) to publish this information? 公佈這件消息真的對大眾有利嗎？
Peaceful demonstrations that do not cause a public nuisance (= do not harm other people) are a fundamental right in any truly democratic country. 對大眾不造成任何傷害的和平示威在每個真正的民主國家都是一種基本權利。
- The new tax caused a huge amount of public anger.
- She will be making a public appearance, signing copies of her latest novel.
- Her speech failed to generate the public support she had been hoping for.
- The public mood changed dramatically after the bombing.
- The government is trying to restore public confidence in its management of the economy.
public adjective (GOVERNMENT)
public buildings 公共建築物
a public library 公共圖書館
- In the survey, a majority of people favoured higher taxes and better public services over tax cuts.
- The prime minister has announced that public spending will be increased next year.
- We must stop public money being misspent in this way.
- The new government's policy is to transfer state industries from the public sector to the private sector.
- It is illegal for public officials to solicit gifts or money in exchange for favours.
public adjective (PLACE)
publicnoun [ U, + sing/pl verb ]uk /ˈpʌb.lɪk/ us /ˈpʌb.lɪk/
- Mass murders hold a gruesome fascination for the public.
- Companies publish annual reports to inform the public about the previous year's activities.
- The garden in all its glory is now open to the public.
- The police are appealing to the public for any information about the missing girl.
- The company only supplies its goods to the building trade, not direct to the public.
The palace and its grounds are open to the public (= people can visit) during the summer months. 在夏天的幾個月裡，這座宮殿及其庭院向大眾開放。