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secret - Dictionary definition and meaning for word secret

Definition
(noun) something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
Example Sentence
  • the combination to the safe was a secret
  • he tried to keep his drinking a secret

Definition
(noun) information known only to a special group
Synonyms : arcanum
Example Sentence
  • the secret of Cajun cooking

Definition
(noun) something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
Synonyms : closed book , enigma , mystery
Example Sentence
  • how it got out is a mystery
  • it remains one of nature's secrets

Definition
(adj) not open or public; kept private or not revealed
Example Sentence
  • a secret formula
  • secret ingredients
  • secret talks

Definition
(adj) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) not openly made known
Synonyms : unavowed
Example Sentence
  • a secret marriage
  • a secret bride

Definition
(adj) communicated covertly
Example Sentence
  • their secret signal was a wink
  • secret messages

Definition
(adj) not expressed
Synonyms : private
Example Sentence
  • secret (or private) thoughts

Definition
(adj) designed to elude detection
Synonyms : hidden
Example Sentence
  • a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole
  • a secret passage
  • the secret compartment in the desk

Definition
(adj) hidden from general view or use
Synonyms : privy , secluded
Example Sentence
  • a privy place to rest and think
  • a secluded romantic spot
  • a secret garden

Definition
(adj) (of information) given in confidence or in secret
Synonyms : confidential
Example Sentence
  • this arrangement must be kept confidential
  • their secret communications

Definition
(adj) indulging only covertly
Example Sentence
  • a secret alcoholic

Definition
(adj) having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
Synonyms : mysterious , mystic , mystical , occult , orphic
Example Sentence
  • mysterious symbols
  • the mystical style of Blake
  • occult lore
  • the secret learning of the ancients

Definition
(adj) the next to highest level of official classification for documents

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