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Definitions for Secretary
ˈsɛk rɪˌtɛr iSec·re·ta·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. secretarynoun

    a person who is head of an administrative department of government

  2. secretary, secretarial assistantnoun

    an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization

  3. repository, secretarynoun

    a person to whom a secret is entrusted

  4. secretary, writing table, escritoire, secretairenoun

    a desk used for writing

Wiktionary

  1. secretarynoun

    Someone entrusted with a secret; a confidant.

  2. secretarynoun

    A person who keeps records, takes notes and handles general clerical work.

  3. secretarynoun

    The head of a department of government.

  4. secretarynoun

    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.

  5. secretarynoun

    A type of desk; a secretaire.

  6. secretarynoun

    A species of bird; Sagittarius serpentarius.

  7. secretaryverb

    To serve as a secretary of.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secretarynoun

    one who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets

  2. Secretarynoun

    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

  3. Secretarynoun

    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

  4. Secretarynoun

    a piece of furniture, with conveniences for writing and for the arrangement of papers; an escritoire

  5. Secretarynoun

    the secretary bird

Freebase

  1. Secretary

    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

  1. Secretary

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. secretary

    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  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Secretary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #622

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Secretary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #839

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Secretary' in Nouns Frequency: #238

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Secretary in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Secretary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Secretary in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Mnuchin said. Israel gets ready to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. ( AP) The treasury secretary’s comments come amid celebration and mass protests in Israel and Gaza leading up to Monday’s festivities. Israel prepared enthusiastically Sunday for the formal embassy opening with a gala party at its Foreign Ministry that included President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, President Trump daughter Ivanka husband Jared Kushner, and other U.S. officials. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told revelers that Trump's December declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right thing to do. Thank you, President President Trump, for your bold decision. Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and the United States stronger than ever.

  2. Texas US:

    In no way does the Acting Secretary condone this practice, and he has immediately ordered an inquiry into the matter.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Hillary Clinton was the single worst secretary of state in the history of this country, the world collapsed around us.

  4. White House counsel Pat Cipollone:

    Its getting late, i would ask you, respectfully, if we could simply start, maybe tomorrow we can start -- and they can make their argument, and they can, I guess, make a case that they once called overwhelming. Well see... Seriously, can we please start ? OOPS ? Joe Biden TEAM TOUTS UKRAINE ACTIVIST WHO CALLED HUNTER BIDENS ACTIONS VERY BAD As Democrats amendments were summarily shot down, reports emerged that some Democrats were privately considering something of a compromise : calling for the testimony of Hunter Biden in exchange for the appearance of some key administration officials. Bidenobtained a lucrative board role with a Ukrainian company while Joe Biden father, Joe Biden, was overseeing Ukrainian policy as vice president. President Trump had asked in President Trump now-infamous July 25 call with Ukraines president for a look into Joe Bidens admitted pressure campaignto have Ukraines top prosecutor fired. Senate Republicans have sought to portray Trumps push for a probe as a legitimate request given the Bidens dealings in Ukraine, while Democrats have alleged that senior administration officials would testify that the administration withheld military aid to Ukraine in order to secure a politically motivated probe. Mike Mulvaney, for example, has publicly argued that there is nothing wrong with tying financial assistance to anti-corruption efforts and other U.S. objectives, even as the administration has denied specifically targeting the Bidens for political purposes. Meanwhile, the barrage of amendments Tuesday night put into doubt whether the senators would have time to meet in a closed session toconverse -- which would be a valuable opportunity, given that the senators were legally barred from having any sustenanceother than water or milk at their desk all day, and could not communicate verbally with one another during the proceedings. The restriction on cellphone possession and oral interaction led some members to pass and flash written notes to each other like students in a classroom, as White House impeachment managers and the presidents legal team traded lengthy legalistic arguments. At one point during the proceedings, former Bill Clinton press secretary and CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart wrote on Cruzs Twitter that Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz could go to.

  5. Michael McKinley:

    I spoke with the Secretary again when he called from Europe to discuss my resignation, i was pretty direct. I said,' You know, this situation isn't acceptable. We need to you know, I've already made my recommendation, but... I am resigning.' And that was the conversation. Again, I didn't get a reaction on that point.

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