Definition of 'secret'


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1. Something that is kept out of the knowledge or sight of others or is known only to oneself or a few.

2. A method or formula for doing or making something well, especially when not widely known.

3. A variable prayer said after the Offertory and before the Preface in the Mass.

4. Something that remains beyond understanding or explanation; a mystery.

5. Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed.

6. The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs.

7. A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery.

8. in a private place; in privacy or secrecy; in a state or place not seen; privately.

9. something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

10. something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)

11. A hidden, unrevealed, unexplained, or unex-plainable thing; a mystery.

12. In liturgics, a variable prayer in the Roman and some other Latin liturgies, said secretly (see secretly) by the celebrant after the offertory, etc., and immediately before the preface.

13. A concealed piece or suit of armor. Persons fearing assassination sometimes wear such defenses beneath their ordinary dress.

14. A secret device or contrivance.

15. A skull-cap of steel worn sometimes under and sometimes over the camail.

16. plural The parts of the body which propriety requires to be concealed.

17. Something studiously hidden or concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not or should not be revealed.

18. A skeleton cap of slender steel bars, affording a good defense against a blow, worn within a hat or other head-covering.

19. The key or principle by the application of which some difficulty is solved, or that which is not obvious is explained or made clear; hidden reason or explanation.

20. Not revealing a secret or not given to revealing secrets.

21. Kept hidden from knowledge or view; concealed.

22. Not expressed; inward.

23. Beyond ordinary understanding; mysterious.

24. Operating in a hidden or confidential manner.

25. Not much visited; secluded.

26. Given to keeping one's thoughts and activities unknown to others; secretive.

27. Known or shared only by the initiated.

28. Containing information, the unauthorized disclosure of which poses a grave threat to national security.

29. Withdrawn from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.

30. rare Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive.

31. Hidden; concealed.

32. obsolete Separate; distinct.

33. designed to elude detection

34. having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

35. not open or public; kept private or not revealed

36. not expressed

37. obsolete To keep secret.

38. (in secret) Without others knowing.


1. Her secret work for social justice was an endless `Hail Mary ', penance for her self-confessed sins.

2. He slowly closed his eye, and a small and secret smile spread across his mouth.

3. And maybe your DI thought Jax had let him in on their little secret.

4. ‘His secret plans for a new and unconventional way of life have only just emerged from the letters he wrote to friends.’

5. ‘Even after the secret escape plan was revealed and all hell broke loose, the company held fast to its priorities.’

6. ‘This was a secret visit planned with military precision.’

7. ‘I first want to take you on on this idea that they're publishing secret war plans.’

8. ‘A few years ago, Michael Jackson planned a secret trip, making arrangements for as much privacy as possible.’

9. ‘Have the glitzy pair really called it quits, or are they planning a secret wedding?’

10. ‘A BBC programme claimed to have conclusive evidence of plans for a secret motorway linking the M65, A65 and A1.’

11. ‘The US is planning to introduce secret military tribunals which can impose the death penalty.’

12. ‘Could this be NASA's secret asteroid-destruction plan?’

13. ‘A secret organization were supposedly planning an act of terrorism.’

14. ‘They probably have secret meetings and plan world wars or something.’

15. ‘But she does seem to enjoy keeping things so secret that nobody knows what the hell is going on.’

16. ‘Keeping some detail more secret than another is certainly not uncommon in traditional Aboriginal religious affairs.’

17. ‘Katelyn passed him and he turned around, smiling at Jude as they did their little secret handshake.’

18. ‘I made it myself with the finest beans and a little secret ingredient of my own.’

19. ‘The cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are sealed into the Sistine Chapel for a very secret ballot.’

20. ‘Some conspiracy theorists believe the Priory of Sion to be one of the oldest and most powerful secret societies.’

21. ‘The Council shall vote by secret ballot in order to fill the vacancy expeditiously.’

22. ‘Keeping things secret is a phenomenal marketing tool.’

23. ‘Recruiters say that anonymity - the ability to keep clients' identities secret - is another valuable asset.’

24. ‘Mr Hague reveals his history as a secret drinker in an interview published today in a glossy men's magazine.’

25. ‘And once you start talking, they will repeat what you say, and soon you will have a reputation of a secret drinker.’

26. ‘I'm a secret real ale drinker from time to time - could I be an English Democrat?’

27. ‘"Really, so I was a super secret weapon, a super soldier.’

28. ‘Or maybe it was just some sardonic concoction made by my real secret admirer!’

29. ‘We are the secret heroes of the world, the unknown saviors standing between all we know and love and the outer dark.’

30. ‘Angel has been getting emails from an unknown guy who claims is her secret admirer.’

31. ‘But they're going to have to keep it a secret from everybody else…’

32. ‘Our families knew about it in advance and somehow managed to keep it a secret from me.’

33. ‘It also relates to hidden and unknown matters, secrets and private enemies.’

34. ‘In truth, how she died was unknown, a secret that remained with her family.’

35. ‘You had to keep your dirty little secret.’

36. ‘As confrontations ensue, a shameful family secret is revealed that will change their lives for ever.’

37. ‘When the girls discover his dirty little secret, they give him a taste of his own medicine.’

38. ‘Los Alamos National Laboratory is where the nation's nuclear secrets are kept and now, it appears, lost.’

39. ‘He would do everything in his power to make sure the family secret was not discovered.’

40. ‘Nerve gas was one of Hitler's darkest, best-kept secrets.’

41. ‘Hackers can leak trade secrets stolen from unprotected networks.’

42. ‘She tried to pretend she was revealing a dearly kept secret.’

43. ‘In England the home secretary is insisting that much government information will remain a state secret for 30 years.’

44. ‘Though a woman full grown, she still needed a reminder on the evils of keeping secrets from her parents.’

45. ‘Her true identity is a secret from her new friends and workmates.’

46. ‘He had succeeded in the balancing act of keeping secrets and informing the public.’

47. ‘One by one, Khmer Rouge leaders are taking their secrets to their graves.’

48. ‘And Jim liked to think he still had a few secrets up his sleeve.’

49. ‘The Soviets kept this fact a secret for many years after the flight.’

50. ‘They've been trying to keep that a secret from the public.’

51. ‘I can't explore the country's culture properly and learn its secrets.’

52. ‘Tour the grounds and uncover the mysteries and secrets of its plant life.’

53. ‘This house is history personified with all its grandeur, mysteries and unravelled secrets.’

54. ‘Join the team for a gardening adventure and discover different mysteries and secrets about all things botanical.’

55. ‘What drives the attention of an audience is the unforeseeable, and the secrets and the mystery of a performance.’

56. ‘The secrets of The Mysterious Bog People are unravelled in a new exhibition.’

57. ‘So I now appeal to know, to unlock the secret of this mystery delicacy.’

58. ‘Like JFK and the O.J. Simpson case, the world needs its share of secrets and mysteries.’

59. ‘There are no mysteries and secrets that cannot be learned by persons of average intelligence.’

60. ‘Their goal is to discover the secrets behind the mysterious tower that Union has built on the northern island of Hokkaido.’

61. ‘In Asia today these drums are often associated with Indus Valley script, its secrets remaining a mystery.’

62. ‘Blavatksy may have understood the secret of the divine essence, but I don't think she understood the nature of hypnosis or mesmerism.’

63. ‘So the secret of the mysterious phone calls is solved… a little.’

64. ‘What's the secret behind these mysterious collapsing atoms?’

65. ‘In him, we find the secret of our own mysterious origins and the path of return to the Father's house.’

66. ‘Despite its utopian ideals, this specter hides a deep dark secret.’

67. ‘Scientists are working to unlock the secrets hidden in our genome.’

68. ‘In that discipline he thought he had found the key to the secrets of the universe.’

69. ‘To explore how you create some of your troubles would bring you uncomfortably close to your unknown inner secrets.’

70. ‘It brings to mind starry-eyed visions of Julius Cohen, paleontologist, plumbing the secrets of the unknown.’

71. ‘The secret to achieving and maintaining healthy, young looking skin is balance in your life and skin care routine.’

72. ‘Their secret is the Taguchi Method, which is a technique for designing experiments that converge on an ideal product solution.’

73. ‘The secret, La Collins maintains, to her youthful flush is nothing other than petroleum jelly and water.’

74. ‘She maintains the secret of her long life is that she's never drank or smoked.’

75. ‘The secret to achieving your dreams is to do something every day that moves you closer to those dreams.’

76. ‘The secret to achieving your goals is mapping out a realistic plan to attainment, with measured success.’

77. ‘So what is the secret to achieving a truly green envelope?’

78. ‘The secret is in recognizing that major change is inevitable.’

79. ‘The secret to Field's method is that his demos are very small, requiring small amounts of material, energy, or money.’

80. ‘The secret to achieving excellence is taking advantage of opportunities.’

81. ‘The secret to maintaining this balance over the long haul is to avoid letting moderation turn into monotony.’

82. ‘Daily exercise and a strict diet are the common secrets of staying young.’

83. ‘You'll hear how these top companies built their business and learn the insider secrets to their success.’

84. ‘The secret to his success seemed to be less raw talent than hard work.’

85. ‘What would you tell a baby band these days is the secret to longevity?’

86. ‘Kit believes the secret to longevity is a healthy lifestyle.’

87. ‘A star student revealed to me the secret to doing this properly.’

88. ‘The secret to understanding Davies - one of the greatest female golfers to grace the game - is to understand this statement.’

89. ‘Maybe this strange talisman contained his secret to the mysteries of life.’

90. ‘The secret is understanding the key issues and making decisions about how to act on them.’

91. he tried to keep his drinking a secret

Other users have misspelling secret as:

1. serait 4.7%

2. secreat 3.36%

3. decret 2.8%

4. secert 2.35%

5. Other 86.79%

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