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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.
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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
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