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1. secretary

noun. ['ˈsɛkrəˌtɛri'] an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization.

Synonyms

  • receptionist
  • supporter
  • amanuensis
  • helper
  • shorthand typist
  • assistant
  • stenographer
  • social secretary
  • executive secretary
  • secretarial assistant

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • disservice
  • worsen
  • act

Etymology

  • secretarius (Latin)
  • secretus (Latin)

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How to spell secretary? Is it secretaria? Or secretery? Common misspellings are:

  • secretaria
  • secretery

Example sentences of the word secretary


1. Noun, singular or mass
Meet with the church secretary and ask about scheduling a room for your meeting.

Quotes containing the word secretary


1. When I turned about 14, I developed a friendship with this guy whose mom was the secretary to Ernest Angley, the faith healer, who's very popular in the Midwest. He had a television show, and he was sort of like Liberace mixed with Jerry Falwell - very glitzy, very high-tech.
- Marilyn Manson

2. The female mind is certainly a devious one, my lord."Vetinari looked at his secretary in surprise. "Well, of course it is. It has to deal with the male one.
- Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

3. Either you go to America with Mrs. Van Hopper or you come home to Manderley with me.""Do you mean you want a secretary or something?""No, I'm asking you to marry me, you little fool.
- Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

2. secretary

noun. ['ˈsɛkrəˌtɛri'] a person who is head of an administrative department of government.

Synonyms

  • undersecretary
  • Secretary of Transportation
  • Agriculture Secretary
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Interior Secretary
  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Secretary of Commerce
  • Secretary of Agriculture
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • chief
  • head
  • Secretary of Education
  • Attorney General
  • Treasury Secretary
  • US Attorney General
  • Energy Secretary
  • Secretary of the Treasury
  • Secretary of Labor
  • Education Secretary
  • Secretary of State
  • Labor Secretary
  • Secretary of Energy
  • United States Attorney General
  • top dog
  • Commerce Secretary
  • Secretary of the Interior
  • Transportation Secretary
  • Defense Secretary

Antonyms

  • bad person
  • dominant
  • inexperienced
  • extrinsic

Etymology

  • secretarius (Latin)
  • secretus (Latin)

3. secretary

noun. ['ˈsɛkrəˌtɛri'] a person to whom a secret is entrusted.

Synonyms

  • confidant
  • intimate

Antonyms

  • reverse
  • tail
  • foot

Etymology

  • secretarius (Latin)
  • secretus (Latin)

4. secretary

noun. ['ˈsɛkrəˌtɛri'] a desk used for writing.

Synonyms

  • writing table
  • secretaire
  • desk

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • undock
  • natural depression
  • follow

Etymology

  • secretarius (Latin)
  • secretus (Latin)
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