Definitions for Secretary
ˈsɛk rɪˌtɛr isec·re·ta·ry
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Secretary.
a person who is head of an administrative department of government
secretary, secretarial assistantnoun
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, secretairenoun
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
One entrusted with the management of business; one who writes for another.
Etymology: secretaire, Fr. secretarius, low Latin.
Call Gardiner to me, my new secretary. William Shakespeare.
That which is most of all profitable is acquaintance with the secretaries, and employed men of ambassadors. Francis Bacon.
Cottington was secretary to the prince. Edward Hyde.
A secretary, administrative professional, administrative assistant, executive assistant, administrative officer, administrative support specialist, clerk, military assistant, management assistant, office secretary, or personal assistant is a white-collar worker person whose work consists of supporting management, including executives, using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills within the area of administration. There is a diverse array of work experiences attainable within the administrative support field, ranging between internship, entry-level, associate, junior, mid-senior, and senior level pay bands with positions in nearly every industry. However, this role should not be confused with the role of an executive secretary, cabinet secretary such as cabinet members who hold the title of "secretary," or company secretary, all which differ from an administrative assistant. The functions of a personal assistant 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. Some high-level secretaries, administrative assistants, or executive assistants in the associate, junior, mid-senior, and senior level pay bands or those in an entry-level position that requires specialized knowledge acquired through a bachelor's degree or even a master's degree in a field pertinent to the organization's industry are specialized secretaries who generally assist senior executives and/or actively participate in the work of the organization such has having a hands-on involvement on the production of deliverables. Some non-secretarial positions such as legislative assistants, paralegals, judicial law clerks, clerks of the court, medical assistants, and medical scribes that require bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees to practice, have at times taken up duties identical to that of specialized secretaries and vice versa where specialized secretaries have taken up the tedious and repetitive research and recordkeeping tasks of persons they assist.
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 person with a defined, specific and accurate role, responsibilities, job description, employment contract and terms and agreement of employment.
The intergovernmental secretary is an important role.
Submitted by MaryC on August 14, 2020
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'Secretary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #622
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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
The secretary wanted to share some details behind what we have been saying publicly, we believe that Iran should try talks instead of threats. They have chosen poorly by focusing on threats.
The U.N. Secretary General's remarks give a tailwind to terrorism. There is no justification for terrorism.
I have followed up on that hearing with a phone call to Secretary Shanahan, and he has provided more details on the increase. I appreciate his willingness to discuss it with me, but a phone call is not a substitute for transparency before Congress and public candor.
Secretary( Betsy) DeVos took immediate action, including referring the case to Federal Protective Services for a comprehensive investigation, increasing building security, and most importantly, ensuring the impacted employee was supported, because this is an ongoing law enforcement matter, it is inappropriate for us to comment any further on specifics.
Secretary Kerry stays in touch with his former counterparts around the world just like every previous Secretary of State, and in a long phone conversation with Secretary Pompeo earlier this year, he went into great detail about what he had learned about the Iranian's view, no secrets were kept from this administration.
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- وزير, سكرتيرة, سكرتيرArabic
- секрета́рка, секрета́рBulgarian
- ministr, sekretářka, tajemník, sekretářCzech
- ysgrifenyddes, ysgrifenyddWelsh
- Sekretär, Sekretärin, Schreibsekretär, MinisterGerman
- γραμματέας, υπουργόςGreek
- serpentario, secretaria, secretario, escribaníaSpanish
- kirjoituspöytä, ministeri, sihteeriFinnish
- secrétaire, messager serpentaireFrench
- rùnaire, clèireachScottish Gaelic
- titkárnő, szekreter, kígyászkeselyű, miniszter, államtitkár, titkár, főtitkárHungarian
- գրասեղան, քարտուղար, քարտուղարուհիArmenian
- bureau, secretariaInterlingua
- segretario, scrittoioItalian
- 長官, 大臣, 秘書Japanese
- 秘書, 비서Korean
- sēcrētārius, scribaLatin
- setiausaha, sekretarisMalay
- naaltsoos ííłʼíníNavajo, Navaho
- sekretarz, sekretarkaPolish
- secretária, secretário, escrivaninhaPortuguese
- pasăre secretar, secretar, secretarăRomanian
- секрета́рь, пти́ца-секрета́рь, мини́стр, секрете́р, секрета́ршаRussian
- tȃjnīk, tȃjnicaSerbo-Croatian
- karani, makaraniSwahili
- కార్యదర్శి, సహాయకుడుTelugu
- thư kýVietnamese
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