In secret
Secret Se"cret, n. [F. secret (cf. Pr. secret, Sp. & Pg. secreto, It. secreto, segreto), from L. secretum. See {Secret}, a.] 1. Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed. [1913 Webster]

To tell our own secrets is often folly; to communicate those of others is treachery. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

2. A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery. [1913 Webster]

All secrets of the deep, all nature's works. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs. [1913 Webster]

{In secret}, in a private place; in privacy or secrecy; in a state or place not seen; privately. [1913 Webster]

Bread eaten in secret is pleasant. --Prov. ix. 17. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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