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Definition of SECRET

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Secret \Se"cret\, a. [F. secret (cf. Sp. & Pg. secreto, It. secreto, segreto), fr. L. secretus, p. p. of secernere to put apart, to separate. See {Certain}, and cf. {Secrete}, {Secern}.]
     1. Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us.
                                                    --Deut. xxix.
                                                    29. [1913 Webster]

     2. Withdrawn from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded. [1913 Webster]

              There, secret in her sapphire cell,
              He with the Nais wont to dwell.       --Fenton. [1913 Webster]

     3. Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive. [R.] [1913 Webster]

              Secret Romans, that have spoke the word, And will not palter.                  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     4. Separate; distinct. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

              They suppose two other divine hypostases superior thereunto, which were perfectly secret from matter.
                                                    --Cudworth. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Hidden; concealed; secluded; retired; unseen; unknown; private; obscure; recondite; latent; covert; clandestine; privy. See {Hidden}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Secret \Se"cret\, n. [F. secret (cf. Pr. secret, Sp. & Pg. secreto, It. secreto, segreto), from L. secretum. See {Secret}, a.]
     1. Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed. [1913 Webster]

              To tell our own secrets is often folly; to communicate those of others is treachery. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

     2. A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery. [1913 Webster]

              All secrets of the deep, all nature's works.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     3. pl. The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs. [1913 Webster]

     {In secret}, in a private place; in privacy or secrecy; in a state or place not seen; privately. [1913 Webster]

              Bread eaten in secret is pleasant.    --Prov. ix.
                                                    17. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Secret \Se"cret\, v. t.
     To keep secret. [Obs.] --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

classified \classified\ adj.
     1. arranged into classes or categories; as, {unclassified}.

     Syn: categorized.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

     2. assigned to a class of documents withheld from general circulation; -- of information or documents. Opposite of {unclassified}.

     Note: [Narrower terms: {eyes-only}; {confidential}; {restricted}; {secret}; {sensitive}; {top-secret}] [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

190 Moby Thesaurus words for "secret":
     abstract, abstruse, arcane, arcanum, beclouded, behind the curtain, behind the scenes, blind, buried, by stealth, cabala, cabalistic, camouflaged, censored, clandestine, classified, classified information, close, closed, closemouthed, clouded, concealed, confidence, confidential, confidential communication, confidentially, covered, covert, cryptic, cryptographic, dark, deep, deep-seated, devious, discreet, disguised, eclipsed, encrypted, enigma, enigmatic, esoteric, esoterica, evasive, furtive, furtively, genitals, guarded secret, heavy, hermetic, hermetics, hid, hidden, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, immanent, imperceptible, implanted, implicit, in a cloud, in a fog, in eclipse, in purdah, in secret, in the wings, inalienable, incommunicado, incomprehensible, indiscernible, indwelling, infixed, ingrained, inherent, inner, insensible, internal, intrinsic, invisible, inward, inwrought, irreducible, latent, lonesome, mysterious, mystery, mystery of mysteries, mystical, obfuscated, obscure, obscured, occult, on the sly, out of sight, out-of-the-way, parts, personal matter, private, private matter, private parts, privately, privates, privileged communication, privity, privy, privy parts, profound, profound secret, pudenda, quiet, quietly, recondite, remote, removed, resident, restricted, restricted information, retired, screened, sealed book, secluded, secluse, secretive, secretly, sequestered, shifty, shrouded, sightless, smothered, sneak, stealthily, stealthy, stifled, subjective, submerged, suppressed, surreptitious, surreptitiously, the occult, top secret, top-secret, transcendental, ulterior, unacknowledged, unalienable, unapparent, unbeheld, unbeholdable, unbreatheable, unchallengeable, uncommunicative, undeclared, under an eclipse, under cover, under house arrest, under security, under wraps, under-the-table, undercover, underground, underhand, underhanded, underneath, undiscernible, undisclosable, undisclosed, undivulgable, undivulged, unknown, unnoticed, unobserved, unperceivable, unperceived, unpublishable, unpublished, unquestionable, unrealized, unrevealable, unrevealed, unseeable, unseen, unspoken, untellable, untold, unutterable, unuttered, unviewed, unwhisperable, unwitnessed, viewless, wrapped in clouds

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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