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secret

[ see-krit ]
/ ˈsi krɪt /
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adjective
noun
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Idioms about secret

    in secret, unknown to others; in private; secretly: A resistance movement was already being organized in secret.

Origin of secret

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English secrette, from Old French secret, from Latin sēcrētus “hidden,” originally past participle ofsēcernere “to secern

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British Dictionary definitions for secret

secret
/ (ˈsiːkrɪt) /

adjective
noun

Derived forms of secret

secretly, adverb

Word Origin for secret

C14: via Old French from Latin sēcrētus concealed, from sēcernere to sift; see secern
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Other Idioms and Phrases with secret

secret

see in secret; open secret.

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