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  Definition of secret
  1. something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature''s secrets"
  2. information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking"
  3. 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"
  4. not openly made known; "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride"
  5. the next to highest level of official classification for documents
  6. 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"
  7. not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts"
  8. 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 mobilizati
  9. indulging only covertly; "a closet alcoholic"; "closet liberals"
  10. communicated covertly; "their a secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages"
  11. (of information) given in confidence or in secret; "closet information"; "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications"
  12. hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"
  13. 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"
  14. not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks"
Similar Words: mystery, enigma, closed book, arcanum, unavowed, mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, orphic, private, clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, on the quiet(p), surreptitious, undercover, underground, closet(a), confidential, privy, secluded, hidden

 

Hyponyms: esoterica, cabala, cabbala, cabbalah, kabala, kabbala, kabbalah, qabala, qabalah, password, watchword, word, parole, countersign, confidence, open secret, trade secret

 

Derivational Morphology: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

 

Anagrams: resect

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: سري   Bulgarian: таен and тайна  
Catalan: secret   Chinese: 秘密  
Dutch: geheim   Estonian: saladus  
Finnish: salainen and salaisuus   French: secret  
Frisian: geheim   German: geheim and Geheimnis  
Greek: κρυφός and μυστικό   Hebrew: סוד and סודי  
Hungarian: titok   Indonesian: rahasia  
Interlingua: secrete and secreto   Italian: segreto  
Japanese: 秘密   Korean: 비밀  
Polish: sekret and sekretny   Portuguese: segredo  
Romanian: secret   Russian: тайна  
Slovene: skriven and skrivnost   Spanish: secreto  
Swedish: hemlig and hemlighet   Telugu: రహస్య and రహస్యం  
Welsh: cyfrin and cyfrinach  
 
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