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secret meaning

EN[ˈsiːkɹɪt]
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    Definition of secret in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsecrets
    1. NC NU Knowledge that is hidden and intended to be kept hidden.
      1. Now we are liberal with our innermost secrets, spraying them into the public ether with a generosity our forebears could not have imagined. Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet.
    2. NU Something not understood or known.
      1. (archaic, in the plural) The genital organs.
      2. VerbSGsecretsPRsecrettingPRsecretingPT, PPsecrettedPT, PPsecreted
        1. VT To make or keep secret.
          1. VT To hide secretly.
            1. He was so scared for his safety he secreted arms around the house.
        2. AdjectiveCOMmore secretSUPmost secret
          1. Being or kept hidden.
            1. We went down a secret passage. ‎
          2. OBS Withdrawn from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.
            1. OBS Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive.
              1. OBS Separate; distinct.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • Then, the particles are moved through the intestinal tract, which consists of the foregut, midgut and hindgut, where several lignocellulolytic enzymes are secreted in each compartments.
                  • Houdini took his secrets to the grave, as he died shortly after performing one of his most famous escapes.
                  • I could no longer keep this secret alone; I decided to confide in my brother.
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • Finally, after many years of investigation, the pyramid has yielded up it's most recondite secrets.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Transitive verbs
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                      Source: Wiktionary

                      Meaning of secret for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "secret" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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