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Dictionary definition for: Secret

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

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

4. (s) 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 mobilizati

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

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

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

8. (s) not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts"

9. (s) 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"

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

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

12. (s) indulging only covertly; "a closet alcoholic" "closet liberals"

13. (s) 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"

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

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