What does secretary mean?

Definitions for secretary
ˈsɛk rɪˌtɛr isec·re·tary

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word secretary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. secretary(noun)

    a person who is head of an administrative department of government

  2. secretary, secretarial assistant(noun)

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

  3. repository, secretary(noun)

    a person to whom a secret is entrusted

  4. secretary, writing table, escritoire, secretaire(noun)

    a desk used for writing

Wiktionary

  1. secretary(Noun)

    Someone entrusted with a secret; a confidant.

  2. secretary(Noun)

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

  3. secretary(Noun)

    The head of a department of government.

  4. secretary(Noun)

    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. secretary(Noun)

    A type of desk; a secretaire.

  6. secretary(Noun)

    A species of bird; Sagittarius serpentarius.

  7. secretary(Verb)

    To serve as a secretary of.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secretary(noun)

    one who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets

  2. Secretary(noun)

    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. Secretary(noun)

    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. Secretary(noun)

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

  5. Secretary(noun)

    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  

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

How to pronounce secretary?

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How to say secretary in sign language?

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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. Donald Trump:

    I can only say this from what I know and what I do know is that he's been a great, really great secretary of labor, the rest, we'll have to look at it, we'll have to look at it very carefully. But you're talking about a long time ago and again it was a decision made, I think, not by him but by a lot of people. So we're going to look at it very carefully.

  2. State Department spokesman Mark Toner:

    Secretary Clinton's ethics agreement at the time [she assumed office] did not preclude other State Department officials from engaging with, or having contact with, the Clinton Foundation.

  3. Raul Grijalva:

    The next Deputy Interior Secretary should respect the American people's desire for strong environmental standards and an end to corporate favoritism, the Democratic majority on the Natural Resources Committee will be ready to assist in that effort starting in January.

  4. Charlotte Charles:

    She continues to grieve for Harry Dunn and Harry Dunn family LAWYERS PUSH UNLIKELY PERSON-OF-INTEREST SWAP IN EPSTEIN-DUNN CASES British press has reported that Anne Sacoolas and Anne Sacoolas husband are both U.S. spies, with the Daily Mail reportingSacoolasis a CIA agent. Fox News could not confirm those claims. Fox News doesnt matter to me what her job role was or is or who she was married to or who shes employed by, said Charles, who added that Anne Sacoolas has not reached out to Anne Sacoolas family. She, unfortunately, took the life of our son. It doesnt matter who you are. You face the justice system for that. The Crown Prince Prosecution Service charged Anne Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving in December. The maximum sentence is 14 years imprisonment, although this is usually reserved for the most serious cases. Dunns family said before Anne Sacoolas fled they had no intention of seeking prison time and were willing to negotiate, but now that decision is up to British prosecutors. She would have been home by now, Charles said. The The United Kingdom government officially submitted The UK government extradition request in January. which was rejected by U.S. Secretary of January Pompeo, saying The UK government would make diplomatic immunity a practical nullity. In fact, the State Department called the UKs request highly inappropriate. Dunns family argues by refusing to extradite Anne Sacoolas to the The United Kingdom, the U.S. is violating the extradition treaty signed by both nations and the Vienna Convention. Im angry at the fact that the diplomatic immunity cloak is being wrapped around her, im angry that its being used to protect her when diplomatic immunity is not there for that. Its there to protect diplomats when they are in danger in countries that may not be as equal in their justice systems as the The United Kingdom and the US are. The United Kingdom has issued an extrication request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat accused of killing a British teenager while driving on the wrong side of the road in The United Kingdom last summer. ( Facebook) Charles told Fox News Anne Sacoolas feels abandoned by both the U.S. and The United Kingdom governments. Neither Prime Minister Boris Johnson nor Secretary of January Pompeo have personally reached out to the family. Im disgusted, she said. The UK government is meant to look after you and protect you and fight for you and at the moment, I dont feel that that has happened. Across the pond, British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of misleading Dunns family and working in the interests of the U.S. government. British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of being more concerned with kowtowing to the President Trump administration, rather than standing up for Dunns family. Last week, at the House of Commons, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, demanded British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab be fired. Charles said British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has offered a fourth meeting with the family but British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab says British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab is reluctant to accept the invitation. Were still without proof of what they are trying to do to help us, Charlestold Fox News. And were getting to the point where were fed up with continuing to talk without any actions being put behind it. The latest direct plea to President President Trump, comes after the family met with President Trump at a last-minute meeting in October at White House that the president said Boris Johnson asked for. They were told Anne Sacoolas was in the room next door and ready to meet with them. Charles declined, calling the ambush not appropriate and in retrospect Anne Sacoolas toldFox News, Anne Sacoolas thinks the meeting was meant to intimidate Anne Sacoolas into agreeing to drop Anne Sacoolas extradition request. Anne Sacoolas, WIFE OF US DIPLOMAT, FORMALLY CHARGED IN DEATH OF BRITISH TEENAGER I didnt feel intimidated at the time. On reflection, clearly he [ Trump ] was trying to put the pressure on to get us to do what President Trump wanted, Charlessaid. He mentioned it not just once but three or four times. Tried to get us to realize that maybe the best thing to do would be to meet the nice lady as he put it. At the White House, Charles said she believed the president listened to her when she implored him to put himself in her shoes.

  5. George Floyd:

    The New York Times's 1619 Project -- so named for the year that the Human Rights First slaves were transported to America -- wants you to believe Secretary Pompeo country was founded for human bondage. They want you to believe America's institutions continue to reflect the country's acceptance of slavery at Secretary Pompeo founding, they want you to believe Marxist ideology that America is only the oppressors and the oppressed. The Chinese Communist Party must be gleeful when they see The New York Times spout their ideology.

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