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Definitions of secret

  1. To keep secret. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on); "the combination to the safe was a secret"; "he tried to keep his drinking a secret" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. That which is purposely concealed or untold; something unknown; that which, when made known, makes something clear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. That which is concealed: anything unrevealed or unknown: privacy: a light flexible coat of chain-mail worn under the ordinary outer garments. Sir W. Scott. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Something concealed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Something not to be told or not known. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. An underlying reason. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Secretness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Something studiously concealed; a thing not discovered; a silent spoken prayer in the service of the mass. In secret, in a private place. See Secern. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Something studiously concealed; something undiscovered or unknown. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. designed to elude detection; "a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole"; "a secret passage"; "the secret compartment in the desk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. not openly made known; "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. the next to highest level of official classification for documents Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. communicated covertly; "their a secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. Withdraw from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Separate; distinct. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Hidden or concealed; removed from sight; kept from general knowledge; mysterious; private: secret service, government detective service. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Put apart or separate: concealed from notice: removed from sight: unrevealed: hidden: secluded: retired: private: keeping secrets: reserved. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Concealed; secluded; private; having secrets; reserved. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Separate; hidden; private; secluded; close mouthed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Concealed from notice; private; unknown; occult; not apparent; known to God only. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. Concealed; hidden; kept from the view or knowledge of all except those concerned; not revealed; secluded; private; not apparent; occult; obscure; known to God alone. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for secret

  1. But this is a secret from himself. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  2. But I knew the secret would be safe with a gentleman like Mr. Yorke. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
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