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secret

se·cret

secret

 
 
pronunciation:
si kriht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: kept from being seen or known by others; private.
When she was in her secret hiding place, no one could find her.
synonyms:
confidential, hidden, private
antonyms:
public
similar words:
intimate
definition 2: kept from everybody except those involved.
We voted on whether to let David into our secret club.
synonyms:
confidential, inside, private
antonyms:
open
similar words:
coded, exclusive, intimate, personal
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something hidden on purpose, such as knowledge or information.
The spy learned government secrets.
similar words:
confidence
definition 2: something known to only a few people.
Can you keep a secret?
synonyms:
confidence
definition 3: a mystery.
Scientists try to discover the secrets of nature.What is the secret of your success?
synonyms:
mystery
derivations: secretly (adv.), secretness (n.)