Meaning : People in general considered as a whole.
He is a hero in the eyes of the public.
Meaning : A body of people sharing some common interest.
The reading public.
Meaning : Not private. Open to or concerning the people as a whole.
The public good.
A public scandal.
Performers and members of royal families are public figures.
Confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy.A private place.
Meaning : Affecting the people or community as a whole.
The public welfare.