Definitions of secret

  1. information known only to a special group; " the secret of Cajun cooking"
  2. 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"
  3. something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; " how it got out is a mystery"; " it remains one of nature's secrets"
  4. ( of information) given in confidence or in secret; " closet information"; " this arrangement must be kept confidential"; " their secret communications"
  5. indulging only covertly; " a closet alcoholic"; " closet liberals"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. not expressed; " secret ( or private) thoughts"
  9. hidden from general view or use; " a privy place to rest and think"; " a secluded romantic spot"; " a secret garden"
  10. not open or public; kept private or not revealed; " a secret formula"; " secret ingredients"; " secret talks"
  11. 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"
  12. not openly made known; " a secret marriage"; " a secret bride"
  13. the next to highest level of official classification for documents
  14. communicated covertly; " their a secret signal was a wink"; " secret messages"
  15. Secretly.
  16. Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow.
  17. Withdraw from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.
  18. Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive.
  19. Separate; distinct.
  20. Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed.
  21. A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery.
  22. The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs.
  23. To keep secret.
  24. Hidden or concealed; removed from sight; kept from general knowledge; mysterious; private: secret service, government detective service.
  25. That which is purposely concealed or untold; something unknown; that which, when made known, makes something clear.
  26. Put apart or separate: concealed from notice: removed from sight: unrevealed: hidden: secluded: retired: private: keeping secrets: reserved.
  27. That which is concealed: anything unrevealed or unknown: privacy: a light flexible coat of chain- mail worn under the ordinary outer garments. Sir W. Scott.
  28. Concealed; secluded; private; having secrets; reserved.
  29. Something concealed.
  30. Separate; hidden; private; secluded; close mouthed.
  31. Something not to be told or not known.
  32. An underlying reason.
  33. Secretness.
  34. Concealed from notice; private; unknown; occult; not apparent; known to God only.
  35. Something studiously concealed; a thing not discovered; a silent spoken prayer in the service of the mass. In secret, in a private place. See Secern.
  36. Concealed; hidden; kept from the view or knowledge of all except those concerned; not revealed; secluded; private; not apparent; occult; obscure; known to God alone.
  37. Something studiously concealed; something undiscovered or unknown.

Quotes of secret

  1. I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971- in which the government tried to block the The New York Times and The Washington Post that they obtained from a secret study of how we got involved in the war in Vietnam- that is probably the most important case. – Floyd Abrams
  2. The Flower of My Secret is definitely more based in true emotions. I also wanted to make something more realistic, but not naturalistic or simple. – Pedro Almodovar
  3. We have a way of dealing with information that has sort of personal- personally identifying information in it. But there are legitimate secrets- you know, your records with your doctor; that's a legitimate secret But we deal with whistleblowers that are coming forward that are really sort of well motivated. – Julian Assange
  4. The secret to having everything you want out of life is the realization that you really don't want most of the things you think you want. – Bo Bennett
  5. Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. – Louis D. Brandeis
  6. It's no secret what's going on in baseball. At least half the players are using steroids. – Ken Caminiti
  7. If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own. – Henry Ford
  8. The secret is to make sure your family comes before anything else, because no matter what you do you've got to come home. – Barry Gibb
  9. I am surprised people took so long to pick up on the fact that my contract expires at the end of this year. Eddie has to decide who he wants to drive, so there is no secret anywhere. I am not concerned. It does not sit with my objectives to be competitive. – Damon Hill
  10. But my deepest and most secret love belongs to the fair -haired and the blue -eyed, the bright children of life, the happy, the charming and the ordinary. – Thomas Mann
  11. It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion. – Edgar Quinet
  12. There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join. – Agnes Repplier
  13. The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything. – Nelson Rockefeller
  14. I always say that it's about breaking the rules. But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works is understanding what the rules are in the first place. – Rick Wakeman
  15. Of all things, guard against neglecting God in the secret place of prayer. – William Wilberforce

Usage examples for secret

  1. Why should all this be secret from Colonel Kirby? – Winds of the World by Talbot Mundy
  2. You and I alone are in the secret Madame. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  3. Her terrible secret was out at last. – The Tale of Freddie Firefly by Arthur Scott Bailey
  4. Why, there isn't any secret – A World Called Crimson by Darius John Granger
  5. Only Reginald was to be in the secret – Salome by Emma Marshall
  6. If I knew there was a secret I should like to find it out. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  7. What was the secret of which each knew half, but not the other half? – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  8. Brother Jasper knew the secret of death at last. – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  9. No one except his sister was in the secret – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  10. It is a secret you know, Fox. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  11. I will tell you the whole story in secret how do you say? – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  12. And you will keep our secret uncle, until Cardo comes back? – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  13. Mother, Russ and Rose have a secret and they won't tell me! – Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's by Laura Lee Hope
  14. We did not want you, but now you will have to be in the secret – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. This then was the secret of life. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  16. That was his secret – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  17. But I knew the secret would be safe with a gentleman like Mr. Yorke. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  18. But this is a secret from himself. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  19. I have a secret to tell thee, but thee alone! – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  20. It seemed to her that they must all know her secret – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt