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Meaning & Definition of Secret in English

English

Secret

/sikrət/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • secret

2. Information known only to a special group

  • "The secret of cajun cooking"
    synonym:
  • secret
  • ,
  • arcanum

3. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

  • "How it got out is a mystery"
  • "It remains one of nature's secrets"
    synonym:
  • mystery
  • ,
  • enigma
  • ,
  • secret
  • ,
  • closed book

adjective

1. Not open or public

  • Kept private or not revealed
  • "A secret formula"
  • "Secret ingredients"
  • "Secret talks"
    synonym:
  • secret

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"
    synonym:
  • clandestine
  • ,
  • cloak-and-dagger
  • ,
  • hole-and-corner(a)
  • ,
  • hugger-mugger
  • ,
  • hush-hush
  • ,
  • secret
  • ,
  • surreptitious
  • ,
  • undercover
  • ,
  • underground

3. Not openly made known

  • "A secret marriage"
  • "A secret bride"
    synonym:
  • unavowed
  • ,
  • secret

4. Communicated covertly

  • "Their secret signal was a wink"
  • "Secret messages"
    synonym:
  • secret

5. Not expressed

  • "Secret (or private) thoughts"
    synonym:
  • secret
  • ,
  • private

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"
    synonym:
  • hidden
  • ,
  • secret

7. Hidden from general view or use

  • "A privy place to rest and think"
  • "A secluded romantic spot"
  • "A secret garden"
    synonym:
  • privy
  • ,
  • secluded
  • ,
  • secret

8. (of information) given in confidence or in secret

  • "This arrangement must be kept confidential"
  • "Their secret communications"
    synonym:
  • confidential
  • ,
  • secret

9. Indulging only covertly

  • "A secret alcoholic"
    synonym:
  • secret

10. 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"
    synonym:
  • mysterious
  • ,
  • mystic
  • ,
  • mystical
  • ,
  • occult
  • ,
  • secret
  • ,
  • orphic

11. The next to highest level of official classification for documents

    synonym:
  • secret

Examples of using

Tom can keep a secret.
What's your secret?
What's your secret?