Meaning of SECRET in English
adj. 1 concealed, hidden, private, covert, shrouded, clandestine; confidential, covert, quiet, under cover, secretive, unpublishable, unpublished, Colloq hush-hush There is a secret passageway leading from the cave to the cove Keep secret what I shall tell you. She revealed to me her most secret desires. 2 cryptic, private, arcane, mysterious, incomprehensible, esoteric, recondite, abstruse; cryptographic, encrypted, encoded We used to communicate by secret code Did you receive my secret message?
n. 3 private or confidential matter or affair, mystery If I tell you my secret will you tell me yours? 4 in secret privately, confidentially, secretly, on the q.t. or Q.T.; surreptitiously, under cover, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, quietly, on the sly, clandestinely The office manager told me in secret that John was going to resign They see one another in secret.
Oxford thesaurus English vocab. Английский словарь Оксфорд тезаурус. 2012