from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being secret or hidden; concealment.
- n. The ability or habit of keeping secrets; closeness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Concealment; the condition of being secret or hidden
- n. The habit of keeping secrets.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being hidden.
- n. That which is concealed; a secret.
- n. Seclusion; privacy; retirement.
- n. The quality of being secretive; fidelity to a secret; forbearance of disclosure or discovery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being secret or concealed; secret, secretive, or clandestine, manner, method, or conduct; concealment from the observation or knowledge of others: as, to carry on a design in secrecy; to secure secrecy.
- n. Privacy; retirement; seclusion; solitude.
- n. Ability to keep a secret or secrets; fidelity in keeping secrets; strict silence regarding matters intended to be kept secret.
- n. Secretive habits; secretiveness; lack of openness.
- n. A secret; also, secrets collectively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the condition of being concealed or hidden
- n. the trait of keeping things secret
Alteration of Middle English secretee, from secret, secret; see secret.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)