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. 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"
  5. not expressed; " secret ( or private) thoughts"
  6. not open or public; kept private or not revealed; " a secret formula"; " secret ingredients"; " secret talks"
  7. 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"
  8. not openly made known; " a secret marriage"; " a secret bride"
  9. the next to highest level of official classification for documents
  10. communicated covertly; " their a secret signal was a wink"; " secret messages"
  11. Secretly.
  12. Withdraw from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.
  13. Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive.
  14. Separate; distinct.
  15. Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed.
  16. A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery.
  17. The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs.
  18. To keep secret.
  19. Hidden or concealed; removed from sight; kept from general knowledge; mysterious; private: secret service, government detective service.
  20. That which is purposely concealed or untold; something unknown; that which, when made known, makes something clear.
  21. Put apart or separate: concealed from notice: removed from sight: unrevealed: hidden: secluded: retired: private: keeping secrets: reserved.
  22. 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.
  23. Concealed; secluded; private; having secrets; reserved.
  24. Something concealed.
  25. Separate; hidden; private; secluded; close mouthed.
  26. Something not to be told or not known.
  27. An underlying reason.
  28. Secretness.
  29. Concealed from notice; private; unknown; occult; not apparent; known to God only.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Something studiously concealed; something undiscovered or unknown.

Usage examples for secret

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