a person who is head of an administrative department of government
secretary, secretarial assistant(noun)
an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
a person to whom a secret is entrusted
secretary, writing table, escritoire, secretaire(noun)
a desk used for writing
Someone entrusted with a secret; a confidant.
A person who keeps records, takes notes and handles general clerical work.
The head of a department of government.
A managerial or leading position in certain non-profit organizations, such as political parties, trade unions, international organizations.
Ban Ki-Moon is the current secretary general of the United Nations.
A type of desk; a secretaire.
A species of bird; Sagittarius serpentarius.
To serve as a secretary of.
one who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets
a person employed to write orders, letters, dispatches, public or private papers, records, and the like; an official scribe, amanuensis, or writer; one who attends to correspondence, and transacts other business, for an association, a public body, or an individual
an officer of state whose business is to superintend and manage the affairs of a particular department of government, and who is usually a member of the cabinet or advisory council of the chief executive; as, the secretary of state, who conducts the correspondence and attends to the relations of a government with foreign courts; the secretary of the treasury, who manages the department of finance; the secretary of war, etc
a piece of furniture, with conveniences for writing and for the arrangement of papers; an escritoire
the secretary bird
A secretary, personal assistant, or administrative assistant is a person whose work consists of supporting management, including executives, using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills. These functions may be entirely carried out to assist one other employee or may be for the benefit of more than one. In other situations a secretary is an officer of a society or organization who deals with correspondence, admits new members, and organizes official meetings and events. A secretary has many administrative duties. Traditionally, these duties were mostly related to correspondence, such as the typing out of letters, maintaining files of paper documents, etc. The advent of word processing has significantly reduced the time that such duties require, with the result that many new tasks have come under the purview of the secretary. These might include managing budgets and doing bookkeeping, maintaining websites, and making travel arrangements. Secretaries might manage all the administrative details of running a high-level conference or arrange the catering for a typical lunch meeting. Often executives will ask their assistant to take the minutes at meetings and prepare meeting documents for review.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sek′rē-tā-ri, n. one employed to write for another: a public officer entrusted with the affairs of a department of government, or of a company, &c.: a piece of furniture for writing, with drawers, pigeon-holes, &c. (also Secretaire′).—adj. Secretā′rial, pertaining to a secretary or his duties.—ns. Secretā′riate, the official position of secretary; Sec′retary-bird a raptorial serpent-eating bird resembling the crane, found in South Africa and the East—from the tufts of feathers at the back of its head like pens stuck behind the ear; Sec′retaryship.
A type of job title with a specific role, responsibility, objectives and goals.
The general secretary of the political party was a fair and just person.Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SECRETARY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #622
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SECRETARY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #839
Rank popularity for the word 'SECRETARY' in Nouns Frequency: #238
The numerical value of SECRETARY in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of SECRETARY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of SECRETARY in a Sentence
On Syria, the secretary intends to discuss efforts to de-escalate violence, provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people and set the stage for a political settlement of the conflict.
( Rick Scott has) thrown around words like voter fraud with no proof. Rick Scott's tried to get the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to intimidate local supervisors of election. Both the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which Republican Gov. Rick Scott oversees, and the Gov. Scott-appointed Florida Secretary of State have both said that there is no credible evidence of voter fraud, florida Department of Law Enforcement's become obvious that Republican Gov. Rick Scott can not oversee the process in a fair and impartial way, and Republican Gov. Rick Scott should remove Republican Gov. Rick Scott from the recount process.
There are a lot of differences of opinion between Secretary Clinton and myself on major, major major issues, but at the end of the day, this is the main one -- what we are seeing is more and more power going into the hands of the few. Who's life work is about standing up to the billionaire class, standing up to Wall Street?
We lost (the non-white vote), but that gap is growing slimmer and slimmer between the secretary and myself. I think you'll find as we get to South Carolina and other states, that when the African-American community, the Latino community, looks at our record, looks at our agenda, we're going to get more and more support.
We have to be focused on doing everything we can to build on the progress that President Obama has made, it will not surprise you to hear me say that I was deeply honored when he asked me to be secretary of state. We were partners and we became friends. And I know how hard he worked against implacable hostility at every single turn.
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- سكرتيرة, سكرتير, وزيرArabic
- секрета́р, секрета́ркаBulgarian
- sekretářka, ministr, tajemník, sekretářCzech
- ysgrifenydd, ysgrifenyddesWelsh
- Minister, Sekretärin, Sekretär, SchreibsekretärGerman
- υπουργός, γραμματέαςGreek
- escribanía, secretario, secretaria, serpentarioSpanish
- sihteeri, kirjoituspöytä, ministeriFinnish
- messager serpentaire, secrétaireFrench
- rùnaire, clèireachScottish Gaelic
- titkár, államtitkár, főtitkár, kígyászkeselyű, titkárnő, miniszter, szekreterHungarian
- քարտուղար, քարտուղարուհի, գրասեղանArmenian
- bureau, secretariaInterlingua
- segretario, scrittoioItalian
- 大臣, 長官, 秘書Japanese
- 비서, 秘書Korean
- sēcrētārius, scribaLatin
- setiausaha, sekretarisMalay
- naaltsoos ííłʼíníNavajo, Navaho
- sekretarz, sekretarkaPolish
- secretária, secretário, escrivaninhaPortuguese
- secretar, pasăre secretar, secretarăRomanian
- секрета́рь, пти́ца-секрета́рь, мини́стр, секрета́рша, секрете́рRussian
- tȃjnīk, tȃjnicaSerbo-Croatian
- karani, makaraniSwahili
- కార్యదర్శి, సహాయకుడుTelugu
- thư kýVietnamese
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