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secret

se·cret

secret

 
pronunciation:
si kriht
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: concealed from others; private.
She keeps her valuables hidden in a secret place.
synonyms:
confidential, covert, hidden, hush-hush, private
antonyms:
public
similar words:
arcane, backdoor, clandestine, closet, intimate, stealthy, surreptitious, under-the-table, undercover
definition 2: kept from all except those involved.
They wrote to each other in secret code.
synonyms:
confidential, inside, private, privileged
antonyms:
open
similar words:
arcane, clandestine, coded, covert, cryptic, esoteric, exclusive, intimate, occult, off the record, personal, undercover
definition 3: made or operating so as to be concealed.
A secret passageway was constructed under the city.He's working for the secret service in that country.
synonyms:
concealed, covert, hidden
antonyms:
manifest
similar words:
camouflaged, clandestine, invisible, surreptitious, undercover
definition 4: in the United States, classified by the government so as to restrict access.
These were secret documents that had fallen into the wrong hands.
synonyms:
classified, restricted, top-secret
similar words:
privileged
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something deliberately hidden, such as knowledge or information.
The whereabouts of the witness is a secret.
similar words:
confidence
definition 2: something known only to a few people.
The recipe is a family secret.
synonyms:
confidence
definition 3: a mystery, or the key to a mystery.
Scientists try to discover the secrets of nature.What is the secret of your success?
synonyms:
mystery
definition 4: in the United States, a piece of information classified so as to restrict access, usu. relating to defense or security.
These plans have been a government secret.
derivations: secretly (adv.), secretness (n.)