- bearing the classification top-secret, the highest level of classified information.
- limited to persons authorized to use anything so classified.Compare classification(def 5).
Origin of top-secret
Examples from the Web for top-secret
Contemporary Examples of top-secret
A fire that he insists is only picking up pace, according to top-secret intelligence briefings.ISIS Fight Has a Spy Shortage, Intel Chair Says
January 2, 2015
They described the top-secret force in detail on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.Exclusive: CIA Falls Back in Afghanistan
May 5, 2014
Those looking to solve the mystery of the top-secret event stood in line beginning at 7am, but weren't let inside until 2pm.A.P.C. Releases Kanye West Collection; Max Azria Faces Insurmountable Debt
The Fashion Beast Team
July 15, 2013
About half a million other private contractors have top-secret clearance.Surveillance Program Got You Yawning? Here’s Why You Should Worry
June 11, 2013
The top-secret ‘Q Group’ has been chasing Edward Snowden since he disappeared in May.Inside the ‘Q Group,’ the Directorate Hunting Down Edward Snowden
June 10, 2013
Historical Examples of top-secret
You'd think so, with all the top-secret precautions that have been taken.
I've got some news for you concerning that top-secret gadget you told us about.Industrial Revolution
Poul William Anderson
A good thing, too, otherwise the enemy would be getting our top-secret information in print all the time.The Electronic Mind Reader
Now it was the Swifts' top-secret rocket base, tightly guarded by drone planes and radar.Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X
Senator Crane, a doggedly determined man, had listened to the replay of Brent Taber's top-secret conference again and again.
- containing information whose disclosure would cause exceedingly grave damage to the nation and therefore classified as needing the highest level of secrecy and security