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"
information known only to a special group
"the secret of Cajun cooking"
mystery, enigma, secret, closed book(adj)
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
"how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"
not open or public; kept private or not revealed
"a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks"
clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground(adj)
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"
not openly made known
"a secret marriage"; "a secret bride"
"their secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages"
"secret (or private) thoughts"
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"
privy, secluded, secret(adj)
hidden from general view or use
"a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"
(of information) given in confidence or in secret
"this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications"
indulging only covertly
"a secret alcoholic"
mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic(adj)
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"
the next to highest level of official classification for documents
Knowledge that is hidden and intended to be kept hidden.
Can you keep a secret? So can I.
To make or keep secret.
Being or kept hidden.
We went down a secret passage.
hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow
withdraw from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded
faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive
something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed
a thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery
the parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs
to keep secret
Origin: [F. secret (cf. Pr. secret, Sp. & Pg. secreto, It. secreto, segreto), from L. secretum. See Secret, a.]
Secret is the eighth studio album by Japanese pop singer-songwriter Ayumi Hamasaki, released by Avex Trax on November 29, 2006 in Japan. The album was successful on many charts across Asia and has gone triple platinum in Japan. Secret received an "Album of the Year" award at the Japan Gold Disc Awards and its title track received the award for "Japanese Song of the Year" at the RTHK International awards at Hong Kong. It became the 22nd best selling album of 2006 according to the Oricon.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sē′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. Sē′crecy, the state of being secret: separation: concealment: retirement: privacy: fidelity to a secret: the keeping of secrets; Sē′cretage, a process in dressing furs.—adj. Sē′cret-false (Shak.), secretly false, while apparently sincere.—adv. Sē′cretly, in a secret manner: privately: unknown to others: inwardly.—n. Sē′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—secernĕre, secretum—se-, apart, cernĕre, to separate.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A thing we give to others to keep for us. 2. Something known only to a few.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
See security classification.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'secret' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2802
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'secret' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4670
Rank popularity for the word 'secret' in Nouns Frequency: #1226
Rank popularity for the word 'secret' in Adjectives Frequency: #379
certes, erects, resect, terces
The numerical value of secret in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of secret in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This has been a top secret mission of my own trying to keep it a secret.
If somebody removed the top secret terminology on it, that person committed a felony, but she is presumed to know what is top secret, whether it is stamped top secret or not.
Men who have reached and passed forty-five, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this.
I think the VA is in the lead on treatment of PTSD. Are they doing as much as they could be? It's no secret that the VA is an overwhelmed system, and it's no secret to anybody that the VA can't handle it all.
People are always asking couples whose marriage has endured at least a quarter of a century for their secret for success. Actually, it is no secret at all. I am a forgiving woman. Long ago, I forgave my husband for not being Paul Newman.
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Translations for secret
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- سري, سرArabic
- таямні́ца, та́йнаBelarusian
- тайна, таен, та́айна, тайноBulgarian
- secretCatalan, Valencian
- tajný, tajemstvíCzech
- cyfrin, dirgel, cyfrinachWelsh
- geheim, GeheimnisGerman
- μυστικό, μυστικόςGreek
- sekreto, kriptaEsperanto
- نهانی, راز, سر, سکرت, پنهانی, مخفیPersian
- salaisuus, salainenFinnish
- geheimWestern Frisian
- rúnda, rún, scéal rúinIrish
- rùn, dìomhair, cagar, prìobhaideach, uaigneachScottish Gaelic
- segredo, secretoGalician
- סודי, סודHebrew
- titkos, titokHungarian
- գաղտնիք, գաղտնիArmenian
- secreto, secreteInterlingua
- sekreta, sekretoIdo
- leyndarmál, leynilegurIcelandic
- 비밀, 祕密Korean
- raz, nehînî, surrKurdish
- opertum, secretumLatin
- geheim, heemlechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- slapta, slaptas, paslaptisLithuanian
- та́јна, таенMacedonian
- गुप्त, गुपितMarathi
- rahsia, rahasiaMalay
- hemmelighet, løyndomNorwegian
- løyndom, hemmelegheitNorwegian Nynorsk
- skjult, hemmeligNorwegian
- tajemnica, tajny, sekret, sekretnyPolish
- secreto, segredoPortuguese
- sacret, secretRomansh
- secret, secretă, tainică, taină, tainicRomanian
- тайный, секретный, та́йна, секре́тRussian
- tȃjna, tȃjnī, тајна, skròvitSerbo-Croatian
- skriven, skrivnostSlovene
- hemlig, hemlighetSwedish
- రహస్యం, రహస్యTelugu
- ลับ, ความลับThai
- lingid, sikreto, lihim, tagoTagalog
- секре́т, тає́мницяUkrainian
- 祕密, bí mậtVietnamese
- klän, klänikVolapük
- sicret, sicreteWalloon
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