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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] secretum.

Adjective

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Positive
secret

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Being or kept hidden.
    We went down a secret passage.
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Noun

Singular
secret

Plural
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secret ({{{1}}})
  1. Knowledge that is hidden and intended to be kept hidden.
    Can you keep a secret? So can I.
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Etymology 2

Back-formation from reading secreted as secret + -ed instead of secrete + -ed by influence of the above senses of secret.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈsikrət/

Verb

Infinitive
to secret

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to secret (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To secrete (to hide away).

Usage notes

This word is not in standard or formal usage, where secrete is used instead.


French

Pronunciation

Adjective

secret m. (f. secrète, m. plural secrets, f. plural secrètes)

  1. secret

Noun

secret m. (plural secrets)

  1. secret

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