Definition for SE'CRET

SE'CRET, n. [Fr. from L. secretum.]

  1. Something studiously concealed. A man who can not keep his own secrets, will hardly keep the secrets of others. To tell our own secrets is often folly; to communicate those of others is treachery. – Rambler. A talebearer revealeth secrets. – Prov. xi.
  2. A thing not discovered and therefore unknown. All secrets of the deep, at nature's works. – Milton. Hast thou heard the secret of God? – Job xv.
  3. Secrets, plur., the parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed. 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.

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