secret

[ see-krit ]
/ ˈsi krɪt /
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adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. secondment,
  2. secondo,
  3. seconds,
  4. secos,
  5. secrecy,
  6. secret agent,
  7. secret ballot,
  8. secret history,
  9. secret partner,
  10. secret police

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 Formssecretly, adverb

Word Origin for secret

C14: via Old French from Latin sēcrētus concealed, from sēcernere to sift; see secern

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Word Origin and History for secret
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Idioms and Phrases with secret

secret

see in secret; open secret.

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