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Overview of noun secret

The noun secret has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (9) secret

(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")

2. secret, arcanum

(information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking")

3. mystery, enigma, secret, closed book

(something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets")


Overview of adj secret

The adj secret has 11 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (10) secret

(not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks")

2. (2) clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground

(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 mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance")

3. (2) unavowed, secret

(not openly made known; "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride")

4. (1) secret

(communicated covertly; "their secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages")

5. (1) secret, private

(not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts")

6. hidden, secret

(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")

7. privy, secluded, secret

(hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden")

8. confidential, secret

((of information) given in confidence or in secret; "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications")

9. secret

(indulging only covertly; "a secret alcoholic")

10. mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic

(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")

11. secret

(the next to highest level of official classification for documents)

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