HyperDic: secret

English > 14 senses of the word secret:
ADJECTIVEallsecretnot open or public
allsecret, clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, surreptitious, undercover, undergroundconducted with or marked by hidden / hidden aims or methods
allsecret, unavowednot openly made known
allsecretcommunicated covertly
allsecret, privatenot expressed
allsecret, hiddendesigned to elude detection
allsecret, privy, secludedhidden / hidden from general view or use
allsecret, confidential(of information) given in confidence or in secret
allsecretindulging only covertly
allsecret, mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, orphichaving an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence
allsecretthe next to highest level of official classification for documents
NOUNcommunicationsecretsomething that should remain hidden / hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
communicationsecret, arcanuminformation known only to a special group
cognitionsecret, mystery, enigma, closed booksomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
secret > pronunciation
Soundssiy'kraht; siy'kriht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
acquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > secret: 14 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot open or public; kept private or not revealed.
Examples
  • "a secret formula"
  • "secret ingredients"
  • "secret talks"
Broaderconcealedhidden on any grounds for any motive
Spanishsecreto
Catalansecret
English > secret: 14 senses > adjective 2
MeaningConducted with or marked by hidden / hidden aims or methods.
Examples
  • "secret missions"
  • "a secret agent"
  • "secret sales of arms"
Synonymsclandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, surreptitious, undercover, underground
BroadercovertSecret or hidden / hidden
Spanishclandestina, clandestino, encubierto, escondido, oculto, secreto
Catalanamagat, clandestí, encobert, ocult, secret
English > secret: 14 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot openly made known.
Examples
  • "a secret marriage"
  • "a secret bride"
Synonymunavowed
Broaderunacknowledgednot recognized or admitted
Spanishsecreto
Catalansecret
English > secret: 14 senses > adjective 4
MeaningCommunicated covertly.
Examples
  • "their secret signal was a wink"
  • "secret messages"
BroadercovertSecret or hidden / hidden
English > secret: 14 senses > adjective 5
Meaningnot expressed.
Example"secret (or private) thoughts"
Synonymprivate
Broaderinwardrelating to or existing in the mind or thoughts
Catalansecret
Adverbssecretlynot openly
English > secret: 14 senses > adjective 6
Meaningdesigned to elude detection.
Examples
  • "a secret passage"
  • "the secret compartment in the desk"
Synonymhidden
Broaderconcealedhidden on any grounds for any motive
Spanishoculto, secreto
Catalansecret
English > secret: 14 senses > adjective 7
Meaninghidden / hidden from general view or use.
Example "a secret garden"
Synonymsprivy, secluded
BroaderprivateConfined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
English > secret: 14 senses > adjective 8
Meaning(of information) given in confidence or in secret.
Example "their secret communications"
Synonymconfidential
BroaderprivateConfined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
Spanishconfidencial, interno, privado, secreto
Catalanconfidencial, intern, privat, secret
English > secret: 14 senses > adjective 9
Meaningindulging only covertly.
Example"a secret alcoholic"
BroadercovertSecret or hidden / hidden
Spanishencubierto
English > secret: 14 senses > adjective 10
MeaningHaving an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding.
Example "the secret learning of the ancients"
Synonymsmysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, orphic
BroaderesotericConfined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle
Spanishmisterioso, místico
Catalanmisteriós
English > secret: 14 senses > adjective 11
MeaningThe next to highest level of official classification for documents.
Broaderclassifiedofficial classification of information or documents
Spanishsecreto
Catalansecret
English > secret: 14 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningSomething that should remain hidden / hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on).
Examples
  • "the combination to the safe was a secret"
  • "he tried to keep his drinking a secret"
NarrowerconfidenceA secret that is confided or entrusted to another
open secretSomething that is supposed to be secret but is generally known
trade secretA secret (method or device or formula) that gives a manufacturer / manufacturer an advantage over the competition
Broaderinformation, infoA message received and understood
Spanishsecreto
Catalansecret
English > secret: 14 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningInformation known only to a special group.
Example"the secret of Cajun cooking"
Synonymarcanum
Narrowercabala, cabbala, cabbalah, kabala, kabbala, kabbalah, qabala, qabalahAn esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
esotericaSecrets known only to an initiated minority
password, watchword, word, parole, countersignA secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
Broaderinformation, infoA message received and understood
Spanisharcano, secreto
Catalanarcà, secret
English > secret: 14 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningSomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained.
Example "it remains one of nature's secrets"
Synonymsmystery, enigma, closed book
BroaderperplexityTrouble or confusion resulting from complexity
Spanishenigma, misterio
Catalanenigma, misteri

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