It's with the most profound sense of joy that I write to inform you your son, Private James Ryan, is well and at this very moment, on his way home from European battlefields. Reports from the front indicate James did his duty in combat with great courage and steadfast dedication, even after he was informed of the tragic loss your family has suffered in this great campaign to rid the world of tyranny and oppresion.
——Saving Private Ryan
1.私人的；私有的；私用的；个人的 belonging to or for the use of a particular person or group; not for public use
They murder their evenings in private parties.
2.不公开的；秘密的 for people in general or for others to know about
Factual information, especially of a private nature.
3.（指谈话、会议等）保密的 preferring to keep personal affairs to oneself
Are all transactions encrypted and private?
4.（指场所）清静的，不受侵扰的 where you are not likely to be disturbed; quiet
We must either find some place more private or stop talking.
5.个体（经营）的；私营的；民办的；不受国家控制的 working or acting for yourself rather than for the state or for a group or company
Individual and Private Sector Contributes 18.3% Of China's GDP.
1.士兵；列兵 [C] a soldier of the lowest rank in the army
He was broken from sergeant to private.
2.私下，不公开 [U] private parts
I asked him to desist from abusing me in private to newspaper editors.
They started up in the business as a ______ detective after he left the police.