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Secret vs. Classified

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Secretnoun

Knowledge that is hidden and intended to be kept hidden.

‘Can you keep a secret? So can I.’;

Classifiedverb

simple past tense and past participle of classify

‘Make sure all the field observations are classified by species.’;

Secretnoun

Something not understood or known.

Classifiedadjective

Sorted into classes or categories

Secretnoun

The genital organs.

Classifiedadjective

Formally assigned by a government to one of several levels of sensitivity, usually (in English) top secret, secret, confidential, and, in some countries, restricted; thereby making disclosure to unauthorized persons illegal.

‘We do not discuss specific interrogation techniques because they are classified information.’;

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Secretadjective

Being or kept hidden.

‘We went down a secret passage.’;

Classifiedadjective

Not meant to be disclosed by a person or organization.

‘I won't say who I'm going to the prom with; that's classified.’;

Secretadjective

(obsolete) Withdrawn from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.

Classifiednoun

(informal) A classified advertisement in a newspaper or magazine.

‘He ran a classified for the tools he wanted to sell.’;

Secretadjective

(obsolete) Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive, separate, apart.

Classified

arranged into classes or categories; as, unclassified.

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Secretadjective

(obsolete) Separate; distinct.

Classified

assigned to a class of documents withheld from general circulation; - of information or documents. Opposite of unclassified.

Secretverb

(transitive) To make or keep secret.

Classifiedadjective

arranged into classes

Secretverb

(transitive) To hide secretly.

‘He was so scared for his safety he secreted arms around the house.’;

Classifiedadjective

official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation;

‘thousands of classified documents have now been declassified’;

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Secretadjective

Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow.

‘The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us.’;

Secretadjective

Withdrawn from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.

‘There, secret in her sapphire cell,He with the Naïs wont to dwell.’;

Secretadjective

Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive.

‘Secret Romans, that have spoke the word,And will not palter.’;

Secretadjective

Separate; distinct.

‘They suppose two other divine hypostases superior thereunto, which were perfectly secret from matter.’;

Secretnoun

Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed.

‘To tell our own secrets is often folly; to communicate those of others is treachery.’;

Secretnoun

A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery.

‘All secrets of the deep, all nature's works.’;

Secretnoun

The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs.

‘Bread eaten in secret is pleasant.’;

Secretverb

To keep secret.

Secretnoun

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’;

Secretnoun

information known only to a special group;

‘the secret of Cajun cooking’;

Secretnoun

something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained;

‘how it got out is a mystery’; ‘it remains one of nature's secrets’;

Secretadjective

not open or public; kept private or not revealed;

‘a secret formula’; ‘secret ingredients’; ‘secret talks’;

Secretadjective

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’;

Secretadjective

not openly made known;

‘a secret marriage’; ‘a secret bride’;

Secretadjective

communicated covertly;

‘their a secret signal was a wink’; ‘secret messages’;

Secretadjective

not expressed;

‘secret (or private) thoughts’;

Secretadjective

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’;

Secretadjective

hidden from general view or use;

‘a privy place to rest and think’; ‘a secluded romantic spot’; ‘a secret garden’;

Secretadjective

(of information) given in confidence or in secret;

‘closet information’; ‘this arrangement must be kept confidential’; ‘their secret communications’;

Secretadjective

indulging only covertly;

‘a closet alcoholic’; ‘closet liberals’;

Secretadjective

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’;

Secretadjective

the next to highest level of official classification for documents

Secretadjective

not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others

‘how did you guess I'd got a secret plan?’; ‘the resupply effort was probably kept secret from Congress’;

Secretadjective

not meant to be known as such by others

‘a secret drinker’;

Secretadjective

fond of or good at keeping things about oneself unknown

‘he can be the most secret man’;

Secretnoun

something that is kept or meant to be kept unknown or unseen by others

‘a state secret’; ‘at first I tried to keep it a secret from my wife’;

Secretnoun

something that is not properly understood; a mystery

‘I'm not trying to explain the secrets of the universe in this book’;

Secretnoun

a valid but not commonly known or recognized method of achieving or maintaining something

‘the secret of a happy marriage is compromise’;

Secretnoun

a prayer said by the priest in a low voice after the offertory in a Roman Catholic Mass.

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