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[n] something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"
[n] information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking"
[n] something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on); "the combination to the safe was a secret"; "he tried to keep his drinking a secret"
[adj] not openly made known; "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride"
[adj] the next to highest level of official classification for documents
[adj] having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients"
[adj] not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts"
[adj] conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"
[adj] indulging only covertly; "a closet alcoholic"; "closet liberals"
[adj] communicated covertly; "their a secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages"
[adj] (of information) given in confidence or in secret; "closet information"; "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications"
[adj] hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden"
[adj] designed to elude detection; "a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole"; "a secret passage"; "the secret compartment in the desk"
[adj] not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks"

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