Secret

  • (adj): Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding.
    Example: "The secret learning of the ancients"
    Synonyms: mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, orphic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on secret:

Secret Society
... A secret society is a club or organization whose activities and inner functioning are concealed from non-members ... The exact qualifications for labeling a group as a secret society are disputed, but definitions generally rely on the degree to which the organization insists on secrecy ... Anthropologically and historically, secret societies are deeply interlinked with the concept of the Mannerbund, the all-male "warrior-band" or "warrior-society" of pre-modern cultures (s ...
Onyx (interception System) - Intercepted Black Sites Fax
2006, the Swiss newspaper Sonntagsblick (Sunday edition of the Blick newspaper) published a secret report produced by the Swiss government using data intercepted by Onyx ... Foreign Affairs to the Egyptian Embassy in London, and described the existence of secret detention facilities ("black sites") run by the CIA in Eastern Europe ... the existence of the report, but started a military judiciary procedure for leakage of secret documents against the newspaper on 9 January 2006 ...
Keep It Like A Secret
... Keep It Like a Secret is the fourth full-length album released by indie rock band Built to Spill, and their second for Warner Bros ... Keep It Like a Secret was released on February 2, 1999 ...
Intelligence Operations In The American Revolutionary War - Counterintelligence
... In effect, it was created a "secret service" which had the power to arrest, to convict, to grant bail or parole, and to imprison or to deport ... He confided to Crosby that a secret enemy military company was being formed and introduced him to the group ... and, as directed, infiltrated another secret Tory unit ...
Japanese War Crimes - Crimes - Looting
... and Peggy Seagrave, in their 2003 book Gold Warriors America's secret recovery of Yamashita's gold—report that secret repositories of loot from across Southeast Asia, were created by the Japanese ... Hirohito appointed his brother, Prince Chichibu, to head a secret organisation called Kin no yuri (Golden Lily) for this purpose ...

More definitions of "secret":

  • (adj): Indulging only covertly.
    Synonyms: closet
  • (noun): Something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on).
    Example: "The combination to the safe was a secret"; "he tried to keep his drinking a secret"
  • (adj): Not openly made known.
    Example: "A secret marriage"; "a secret bride"
    Synonyms: unavowed
  • (adj): Not open or public; kept private or not revealed.
    Example: "A secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks"
  • (adj): Communicated covertly.
    Example: "Their a secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages"
  • (adj): (of information) given in confidence or in secret.
    Example: "Their secret communications"
    Synonyms: closet, confidential
  • (adj): The next to highest level of official classification for documents.
  • (adj): Not expressed.
    Example: "Secret (or private) thoughts"
    Synonyms: private
  • (adj): Hidden from general view or use.
    Example: "A secret garden"
    Synonyms: privy, secluded
  • (adj): Designed to elude detection.
    Example: "A secret passage"; "the secret compartment in the desk"
    Synonyms: hidden
  • (noun): Information known only to a special group.
    Example: "The secret of Cajun cooking"
    Synonyms: arcanum

Famous quotes containing the word secret:

    A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
    Diane Arbus (1923–1971)

    Be secret and exult,
    Because of all things known
    That is most difficult.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    You know there are no secrets in America. It’s quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people.
    —W.H. (Wystan Hugh)