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Definitions of secret

  1. information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  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. (of information) given in confidence or in secret; "closet information"; "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. indulging only covertly; "a closet alcoholic"; "closet liberals" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. not openly made known; "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the next to highest level of official classification for documents Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. communicated covertly; "their a secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. Secretly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Withdraw from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Separate; distinct. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To keep secret. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Concealed; secluded; private; having secrets; reserved. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Something concealed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. Separate; hidden; private; secluded; close mouthed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Something not to be told or not known. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. An underlying reason. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Secretness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Something studiously concealed; something undiscovered or unknown. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. Withdrawn from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded. dictgcide_fs
  39. s[=e]'kret, adj. concealed from notice: removed from sight: unrevealed: hidden: secluded: retired: private: keeping secrets: reserved.--n. that which is concealed: anything unrevealed or unknown: privacy: the key or principle by which something is made clear: a form of steel skull-cap: one of the prayers in the Mass, immediately following the 'Orate, fratres,' said inaudibly by the celebrant: (pl.) any prayers said secretly and not aloud: the parts of the body which are concealed.--ns. S[=E]'CRECY, the state of being secret: separation: concealment: retirement: privacy: fidelity to a secret: the keeping of secrets; S[=E]'CRETAGE, a process in dressing furs.--adj. S[=E]'CRET-FALSE (Shak.), secretly false, while apparently sincere.--adv. S[=E]'CRETLY, in a secret manner: privately: unknown to others: inwardly.--n. S[=E]'CRETNESS, the state of being secret.--SECRET SERVICE, a department of government service.--OPEN SECRET, a secret which all may inquire into. [Fr.,--L. secretus--secern[)e]re, secretum--se-, apart, cern[)e]re, to separate.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. (To be) kept private, not (to be) made known or exposed to view, privy, (s. treaty, understanding, errand, door, passage, sin, process, arrival, influence; the s. parts, parts of body of which exposure is avoided esp. the genitals; s.-service money, applied by Government to securing information &c. without obligation to state details of expenditure), whence secretly adv.; given to or having faculty of secrecy, secretive, close, reticent, not leaky; (of place &c.) secluded, retired. (N.) thing (to be) kept s. (keep a or the s., abstain from revealing it); thing known only to a limited number (open s., thing s. only to those who do not trouble to learn it); mystery, thing of which explanation is sought in vain, (the ss. of nature); true but not generally recognized method for attainment of (the s. of health, success, happiness, salvation, is temperance, to try again, &c.); secrecy (only in in s., secretly); (R.-C. Ch.) celebrant\'s private prayer in Mass; (pl.) s. parts of body. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. in the s., among the number of those allowed to know it. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. n. Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; —a thing not discovered; a mystery;—privacy; secrecy—with prefix in. Cabinet Dictionary

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