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secret British & World English

Not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others

secret English Thesaurus

they have a secret plan

in secret British & World English

Without others knowing

open secret British & World English

A supposed secret that is in fact known to many people

secret list British & World English

A register of research work or developments on sensitive military projects, the details of which may not be disclosed for reasons of national security

top secret British & World English

Of the highest secrecy; highly confidential

secret agent British & World English

A spy acting for a country

secret ballot British & World English

A ballot in which votes are cast in secret

secret police British & World English

A police force working in secret against a government’s political opponents

secret sacred British & World English

Relating to or denoting aspects of Aboriginal culture which are limited to particular groups or individuals

Secret Santa British & World English

An arrangement by which a group of friends or colleagues exchange Christmas presents anonymously, each member of the group being assigned another member for whom to provide a small gift, typically costing no more than a set amount

secret sauce British & World English

A special feature or technique kept secret by an organization and regarded as being the chief factor in its success

state secret British & World English

A sensitive issue or piece of information which is kept secret by the government

trade secret British & World English

A secret device or technique used by a company in manufacturing its products

secret agent English Thesaurus

his tutor might have been a British secret agent

official secret British & World English

A piece of confidential information that is important for national security

secret service British & World English

A government department concerned with espionage

secret shopper British & World English

A person employed by a manufacturer or retailer to pose as a shopper in order to evaluate the quality of customer service

secret society British & World English

An organization whose members are sworn to secrecy about its activities

be in the secret British & World English

Be among the small number of people who know something

secret men's business British & World English

Aboriginal ceremony and ritual that is open to men only

secret women's business British & World English

Aboriginal ceremony and ritual that is open to women only

make no secret of something British & World English

Make something perfectly clear

take the secret to the grave British & World English

Die without revealing a secret

in secret in secret English Thesaurus

groups of MPs met in secret over the summer

Secret Service in secret service British & World English

(In the US) a branch of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for providing protection to the president and investigating certain types of financial crime

be in on the secret in secret British & World English

Be among the small number of people who know something