Definitions for secretˈsi krɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

se•cretˈsi krɪt(adj.)

  1. done, made, or conducted without the knowledge of others.

  2. kept from general knowledge:

    a secret password.

  3. carrying out activities in a manner that prevents them from being observed or detected:

    a secret agent.

  4. hidden from sight; concealed:

    a secret entrance.

  5. close-mouthed; secretive.

  6. beyond ordinary human understanding; esoteric.

  7. designating the security classification below top-secret, or a document so classified.

    Category: Government

  8. (n.)something that is secret, hidden, or concealed.

  9. a mystery:

    the secrets of nature.

  10. a reason or explanation not readily apparent:

    the secret of her success.

  11. a method, plan, etc., known only to the initiated:

    a trade secret.

  12. (cap.) an inaudible prayer said before the preface during the mass.

    Category: Religion

Idioms for secret:

  1. in secret,so as to remain hidden; secretly.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of secret:

1350–1400; ME secrette < OF secret < L sēcrētus hidden, orig. ptp. of sēcernere; see secern

se′cret•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. secret(noun)

    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"

  2. secret, arcanum(noun)

    information known only to a special group

    "the secret of Cajun cooking"

  3. 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"

  4. secret(adj)

    not open or public; kept private or not revealed

    "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks"

  5. 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"

  6. unavowed, secret(adj)

    not openly made known

    "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride"

  7. secret(adj)

    communicated covertly

    "their secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages"

  8. secret, private(adj)

    not expressed

    "secret (or private) thoughts"

  9. hidden, secret(adj)

    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"

  10. privy, secluded, secret(adj)

    hidden from general view or use

    "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"

  11. confidential, secret(adj)

    (of information) given in confidence or in secret

    "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications"

  12. secret(adj)

    indulging only covertly

    "a secret alcoholic"

  13. 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"

  14. secret(adj)

    the next to highest level of official classification for documents

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. secret(noun)ˈsi krɪt

    information you do not want to tell anyone about

    We have no secrets - we tell each other everything.; She kept her pregnancy secret for as long as she could.; Don't tell Paul - he can't keep a secret .

  2. secret(adjective)ˈsi krɪt

    not told or shown to anyone else

    secret files; There's a secret passage behind the wall.

  3. secretˈsi krɪt

    to not tell anyone about sth

    They got married and then kept it secret from their friends.

Wiktionary

  1. secret(Noun)

    Knowledge that is hidden and intended to be kept hidden.

    Can you keep a secret? So can I.

  2. secret(Verb)

    To make or keep secret.

  3. secret(Adjective)

    Being or kept hidden.

    We went down a secret passage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secret(adj)

    hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow

  2. Secret(adj)

    withdraw from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded

  3. Secret(adj)

    faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive

  4. Secret(adj)

    separate; distinct

  5. Secret(adj)

    something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed

  6. Secret(adj)

    a thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery

  7. Secret(adj)

    the parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs

  8. Secret(verb)

    to keep secret

Freebase

  1. Secret

    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.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. secret

    1. A thing we give to others to keep for us. 2. Something known only to a few.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. secret

    See security classification.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'secret' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2802

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'secret' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4670

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'secret' in Nouns Frequency: #1226

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'secret' in Adjectives Frequency: #379


Translations for secret

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

secret(noun)

something which is, or must be kept, secret

The date of their marriage is a secret; industrial secrets.

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