(in a tavern or pub) the common section of a bar or barroom, not as exclusive, as quiet, or as comfortably furnished as the saloon section.
(Brit) a bar in a public house usually serving drinks at a cheaper price than in the saloon bar Also called the public Compare private bar
noun 1. a congressional or parliamentary bill involving the general interests of the people at large or of the whole community. noun 1. (in Parliament) a bill dealing with public policy that usually applies to the whole country Compare private bill, hybrid bill
noun 1. a network of independent, noncommercial television stations that operate with public and government funding instead of with revenues from advertising. Abbreviation: PBS.
noun 1. a person who is in economic distress and is supported at government expense: He assured the American consul that the prospective immigrant would not become a public charge.
noun, British. 1. a company that has more than 50 shareholders and whose shares are offered for public subscription. public company noun 1. a limited company whose shares may be purchased by the public and traded freely on the open market and whose share capital is not less than a statutory minimum; public limited company […]
noun, Chiefly British. 1. a rest room, especially at a large public place, as at a railroad station. public convenience noun 1. a public lavatory, esp one in a public place