英 [ˈsi:krət] 美 ['si:krət]
名词秘诀; 奥秘; 秘密，机密
形容词隐秘的; 神秘的; 秘密的，机密的
1. in secret : 秘密地；
1. He left through a secret door.
2. The political prisoner was executed after a secret trial.
3. He is secret about his past.
1. One of the secrets of good health is regular exercise.
2. What is the secret of his success?
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2. 秘密的：大白天,不是为了一个秘密的(secret),预料到了的(expected),额外的(extra)电话,而是为了一个急迫的(quick)电话作者会忽然出去. 作者就会跟这个人打,跟那个人打,心里总是告诫(tell)就再打一个,而不是强迫(force),给予(give)和限制(limit)自己.
If something is secret, it is known about by only a small number of people, and is not told or shown to anyone else.
e.g. Soldiers have been training at a secret location...
e.g. The police have been trying to keep the documents secret.
He wore a hidden microphone to secretly tape-record conversations.
...secretly organised events.
A secret is a fact that is known by only a small number of people, and is not told to anyone else.
e.g. I think he enjoyed keeping our love a secret...
e.g. I didn't want anyone to know about it, it was my secret.
If you say that a particular way of doing things is the secret of achieving something, you mean that it is the best or only way to achieve it.
e.g. The secret of success is honesty and fair dealing...
e.g. I learned something about writing. The secret is to say less than you need.
Something's secrets are the things about it which have never been fully explained.
e.g. We have an opportunity now to really unlock the secrets of the universe...
e.g. The past is riddled with deep dark secrets.
If you do something in secret, you do it without anyone else knowing.
e.g. Dan found out that I had been meeting my ex-boyfriend in secret.
If you say that someone can keep a secret, you mean that they can be trusted not to tell other people a secret that you have told them.
e.g. Tom was utterly indiscreet, and could never keep a secret.
If you make no secret of something, you tell others about it openly and clearly.
e.g. His wife made no secret of her hatred for the formal occasions...
e.g. Ministers are making no secret about their wish to buy American weapons.
1. something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
e.g. how it got out is a mystery
it remains one of nature's secrets
Synonym: mysteryenigmaclosed book
2. information known only to a special group
e.g. the secret of Cajun cooking
3. something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
e.g. the combination to the safe was a secret
he tried to keep his drinking a secret
1. not openly made known
e.g. a secret marriage
a secret bride
2. the next to highest level of official classification for documents
3. having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence
beyond ordinary understanding
e.g. mysterious symbols
the mystical style of Blake
the secret learning of the ancients
4. not expressed
e.g. secret (or private) thoughts
5. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
e.g. clandestine intelligence operations
cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines
a secret agent
secret sales of arms
surreptitious mobilization of troops
an undercover investigation
6. indulging only covertly
e.g. a secret alcoholic
7. communicated covertly
e.g. their secret signal was a wink
8. (of information) given in confidence or in secret
e.g. this arrangement must be kept confidential
their secret communications
9. hidden from general view or use
e.g. a privy place to rest and think
a secluded romantic spot
a secret garden
10. designed to elude detection
e.g. a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole
a secret passage
the secret compartment in the desk
11. not open or public
kept private or not revealed
e.g. a secret formula