Secret

Definition of Secret

Se´cret
a.1.Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow.
The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us.
- Deut. xxix. 29.
2.Withdrawn from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.
There, secret in her sapphire cell,
He with the Naïs wont to dwell.
- Fenton.
3.Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive.
Secret Romans, that have spoke the word,
And will not palter.
- Shak.
4.Separate; distinct.
They suppose two other divine hypostases superior thereunto, which were perfectly secret from matter.
- Cudworth.
n.1.Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed.
To tell our own secrets is often folly; to communicate those of others is treachery.
- Rambler.
2.A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery.
All secrets of the deep, all nature's works.
- Milton.
3.The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs.
In secret
in a private place; in privacy or secrecy; in a state or place not seen; privately.
Bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
- Prov. ix. 17.
v. t.1.To keep secret.

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