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Adjective secret has 11 senses
  1. secret - not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks"
    unconcealed (indirect, via concealed)
  2. clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, on the quiet, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground - conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"
    Antonyms: overt, open (indirect, via covert)
  3. unavowed, secret - not openly made known; "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride"
    Antonym: acknowledged (indirect, via unacknowledged)
  4. secret - communicated covertly; "their a secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages"
    overt, open (indirect, via covert)
  5. secret, private - not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts"
    Antonym: outward (indirect, via inward)
  6. hidden, secret - designed to elude detection; "a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole"; "a secret passage"; "the secret compartment in the desk"
    Antonym: unconcealed (indirect, via concealed)
  7. privy, secluded, secret - hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"
    Antonym: public (indirect, via private)
  8. closet, confidential, secret - (of information) given in confidence or in secret; "closet information"; "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications"
    Antonym: public (indirect, via private)
  9. closet, secret - indulging only covertly; "a closet alcoholic"; "closet liberals"
    Antonyms: overt, open (indirect, via covert)
  10. mysterious, mystic, mystical, occult, secret, orphic - having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients"
    Antonym: exoteric (indirect, via esoteric)
  11. secret - the next to highest level of official classification for documents
    unclassified (indirect, via classified)
Noun secret has 3 senses
  1. secret - something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on); "the combination to the safe was a secret"; "he tried to keep his drinking a secret"
    --1 is a kind of
    information, info
    --1 has particulars: confidence; open secret; trade secret
  2. secret, arcanum - information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking"
    --2 is a kind of information, info
    --2 has particulars:
     esoterica; cabala, cabbala, cabbalah, kabala, kabbala, kabbalah, qabala, qabalah; password, watchword, word, parole, countersign
  3. mystery, enigma, secret, closed book - something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"
    --3 is a kind of perplexity
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