secret

[ see-krit ]
/ ˈsi krɪt /

adjective

noun

Idioms

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

Origin of secret

1350–1400; Middle English secrette < Old French secret < Latin sēcrētus hidden, orig. past participle of sēcernere to secern

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British Dictionary definitions for secret

secret

/ (ˈsiːkrɪt) /

adjective

noun

Derived Forms

secretly, adverb

Word Origin for secret

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

secret


see in secret; open secret.

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