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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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