Definitions for secret

Definitions for (noun) secret

Main entry: mystery, closed book, enigma, secret

Definition: something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

Usage: how it got out is a mystery; it remains one of nature's secrets

Main entry: arcanum, secret

Definition: information known only to a special group

Usage: the secret of Cajun cooking

Main entry: secret

Definition: something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)

Usage: the combination to the safe was a secret; he tried to keep his drinking a secret

Definitions for (adj) secret

Main entry: secret, unavowed

Definition: not openly made known

Usage: a secret marriage; a secret bride

Main entry: secret

Definition: the next to highest level of official classification for documents

Main entry: secret, occult, orphic, mysterious, mystic, mystical

Definition: having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

Usage: mysterious symbols; the mystical style of Blake; occult lore; the secret learning of the ancients

Main entry: secret, private

Definition: not expressed

Usage: secret (or private) thoughts

Main entry: secret, undercover, underground, surreptitious, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, clandestine, cloak-and-dagger

Definition: conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

Usage: 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

Main entry: secret

Definition: indulging only covertly

Usage: a secret alcoholic

Main entry: secret

Definition: communicated covertly

Usage: their secret signal was a wink; secret messages

Main entry: confidential, secret

Definition: (of information) given in confidence or in secret

Usage: this arrangement must be kept confidential; their secret communications

Main entry: privy, secluded, secret

Definition: hidden from general view or use

Usage: a privy place to rest and think; a secluded romantic spot; a secret garden

Main entry: hidden, secret

Definition: designed to elude detection

Usage: a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole; a secret passage; the secret compartment in the desk

Main entry: secret

Definition: not open or public; kept private or not revealed

Usage: a secret formula; secret ingredients; secret talks

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