• Cover for Secret Armies
    Cover for Secret Armies
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v secrete generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids "secrete digestive juices","release a hormone into the blood stream"
    • v secrete place out of sight; keep secret "The money was secreted from his children"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Application by Sidney Brooks for membership in the secret Order of '76 Application by Sidney Brooks for membership in the secret Order of '76
Letter written by secret agent No. 31 Letter written by secret agent No. 31

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years. Anyone found trying to smuggle silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country was immediately put to death
    • Secrete To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.
    • Secrete (Physiol) To separate from the blood and elaborate by the process of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a secretion. See Secretion. "Why one set of cells should secrete bile, another urea, and so on, we do not know."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During warm weather, hippos secrete a reddish, oily fluid, called pink sweat, which acts as a skin conditioner to keep it moist.
    • secrete To make or keep secret; hide; conceal; remove from observation or the knowledge of others: as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.
    • secrete In animal and vegetable physiology, to produce, prepare, or elaborate by the process of secretion—the product thus derived from the blood or sap being a substance not previously existing, the character of which depends upon the kind of organ which acts, or on the manner in which the secretory operation is carried on.
    • secrete Synonyms Hide, etc. See conceal, and list under hide.
    • secrete Separate; distinct.
    • n secrete An obsolete form of secret.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During World War II Canadian scientists secretly developed biological weapons which were later taken over by the USA. Anthrax was one.
    • v.t Secrete sē-krēt′ to make secret: to hide: to conceal: to produce from the circulating fluids, as the blood in animals, the sap in vegetables
    • adj Secrete separate, distinct
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  • Thucydides
    “The secret of freedom, courage.”
  • Sir James M. Barrie
    “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”
  • John Burroughs
    “The secret of happiness is something to do.”
  • Thucydides
    “The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.”
  • Joseph De Maistre
    “To know how to wait. It is the great secret of success.”


Open secret - An open secret is something that is supposed to be secret but is common knowledge.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. secretus, separated, secret, hidden, p. p. of secernere,. See Secret, and cf. Discrete Discreet


In literature:

I didn't think of Miss Brent's secret as being of that nature.
"Grace Harlowe's Problem" by Jessie Graham Flower
All his infancy was his own fearful secret.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Are the secrets of nature all mastered?
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Was she not bound to keep her secret still a secret for his sake?
"Kept in the Dark" by Anthony Trollope
The fatal secret she had not dared to tell him.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
A secret's a secret, isn't it?
"Mary Louise in the Country" by L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
The mysteries had their secrets, but not everything connected with them was secret.
"Mysticism and its Results" by John Delafield
Some of them were, indeed, his secrets before they became secrets of the Cabinet.
"The Doctor of Pimlico" by William Le Queux
We saw you secrete yourself.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
Later you shall know still more therefrom, that is yet secret and obscure before you.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai

In poetry:

Far are those tranquil hills,
Dyed with fair evening's rose;
On urgent, secret errand bent,
A traveller goes.
"The Three Strangers" by Walter de la Mare
He never knew upon his brow
The secret that he bore,--
And laughs away the mystery now
The dark's at his door.
"Sandy Star And Willie Gee" by William Stanley Braithwaite
She hears his voice. He looks about.
Ah! is it kind or good
To drag her secret sorrow out
Before that multitude?
"The Woman Who Came Behind Him In The Crowd" by George MacDonald
Serene, unchanging, ever fair,
I smile with secret mirth
And in a net of mine own hair
I swing the captive earth.
"Madness" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
The Lord shall make him know
The secrets of his heart,
The wonders of his cov'nant show,
And all his love impart.
"Psalm 25 part 2" by Isaac Watts
He is not dead. They do not know,
Who pity her, her secret ease,
How he is near her, how they go,
Her hand in his.
"The Last Parting" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Even the nation's spy chief couldn't get away with it, couldn't keep a secret extramarital affair secret forever.
From left, Tips for iPhone — Tricks & Secrets, Droid Secret Tips and Guide for iOS 6 — Tips & Tricks.
Here are some secret potions only the pros know.
Once spurned, secret money now held dear.
Join me on Thursdays during Eyewitness News First at 4:00 pm for exclusive Secret Sales just for WABC viewers.
Make your best-ever banana bread with our secrets to selecting the bread pan, greasing the pan, and mashing the bananas.
The Secret Tool Draghi Uses to Run Europe.
Book tells of woman's Holocaust experience, a secret long hidden even from her family.
What's the secret to barbecuing chicken.
Prince's Vegas 'secret' gets bared .
Batboy tell-all: Secrets of the Yankees.
Secret's Out: Taylor Swift's New Fragrance.
Seaweed treatment soothes with secret ingredients.
I have a drawer in my night table with my secret stash.
It's no secret that Denver likes beer.

In science:

Cellular automata computations and secret key cryptography.
Pseudo-random Sequences Generated by Cellular Automata
One approach to the access control problem [7, 8, 46] is to associate public information P (i, j ) with each edge (i, j ) ∈ G and a secret key ki with each node i.
Transitive-Closure Spanners
The proof is constructed from the received segments and the attached tags generated by the sender with his secret key.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
Without the sender’s secret key, it is difficult to generate a valid tag for a particular session.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
Let KG(1λ , param, n) → sk be a probabilistic algorithm which generates the secret key sk to be used for a specific TCP session.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks