English - Vietnamese Dictionary
secret /'si:krit/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- kín đáo, thầm kín, bí mật; riêng tư
- secret treaty: một hiệp ước bí mật
- this news must be kept secret: tin này phải giữ bí mật
- the secret parts: chỗ kín (bộ phận sinh dục)
- secret society: hội kín
- khuất nẻo, cách biệt (nơi chốn...)
- danh từ
- điều bí mật
- to keep a (the) secret: giữ một điều bí mật
- an open secret: điều bí mật ai cũng biết
- sự huyền bí
- the secrets of nature: sự huyền bí của tạo hoá
- bí quyết
- the secret of health is temperature: bí quyết của sức khoẻ là điều độ
- (số nhiều) chỗ kín (bộ phận sinh dục)
- to be in the secret
- là người được biết điều bí mật
+something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
+information known only to a special group
+something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
+not open or public; kept private or not revealed
+conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
+not openly made known
+designed to elude detection
+hidden from general view or use
+(of information) given in confidence or in secret
+indulging only covertly
+having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
+the next to highest level of official classification for documents
Advanced English Dictionary
1 concealed, hidden, private, covert, shrouded, clandestine; confidential, covert, quiet, under cover, secretive, unpublishable, unpublished, Colloq hush-hush:
There is a secret passageway leading from the cave to the cove. Keep secret what I shall tell you. She revealed to me her most secret desires
2 cryptic, private, arcane, mysterious, incomprehensible, esoteric, recondite, abstruse; cryptographic, encrypted, encoded:
We used to communicate by secret code. Did you receive my secret message?
3 private or confidential matter or affair, mystery:
If I tell you my secret will you tell me yours?
4 in secret. privately, confidentially, secretly, on the q.t. or Q.T.; surreptitiously, under cover, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, quietly, on the sly, clandestinely:
The office manager told me in secret that John was going to resign. They see one another in secret.
adjective, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (from sb) known about by only a few people; kept hidden from others: secret information / meetings / talks + He tried to keep it secret from his family. + Details of the proposals remain secret. + a secret passage leading to the beach
See also - TOP SECRET
2 [only before noun] used to describe actions and behaviour that you do not tell other people about: He's a secret drinker. + I didn't know you were a secret football fan. + her secret hopes / fears + a secret room
3 [not usually before noun] ~ (about sth) (of a person or their behaviour) liking to have secrets that other people do not know about; showing this
They were so secret about everything. + Jessica caught a secret smile flitting between the two of them.
secretly adverb: The police had secretly filmed the conversations. + She was secretly pleased to see him.
1 [C] something that is known about by only a few people and not told to others: Can you keep a secret? + The location of the ship is a closely-guarded secret. + Shall we let him in on (= tell him) the secret? + He made no secret of his ambition (= he didn't try to hide it). + She was dismissed for revealing trade secrets. + official / State secrets + dark secrets from his past
2 (usually the secret) [sing.] the best or only way to achieve sth; the way a particular person achieves sth: Careful planning is the secret of success. + She still looks so young. What's her secret?
3 [C, usually pl.] a thing that is not yet fully understood or that is difficult to understand: the secrets of life / the universe
Idioms: in secret without other people knowing about it: The meeting was held in secret. + She admired him, in secret of course.
more at OPEN adj.
1 sth that must not be known by others
big, great | little | closely guarded, well-kept
a charming museum that is one of the city's best-kept secrets (= that not many people know about)
| hidden, inner, innermost, intimate
That evening she had revealed many of her innermost secrets.
Their affair is an open secret.
| dark, guilty, shameful, terrible | commercial, family, military, official, state, trade
VERB + SECRET
have | guard, keep
Can you keep a secret?
| betray, divulge, let sb in on/into, reveal, tell sb
She let us into her secret?she'd got engaged.
| find out, uncover
SECRET + VERB
How did the secret get out?
The film stars were married in secret to avoid publicity.
| ~ about
There was some secret about the source of his wealth.
| ~ from
I have no secrets from you.
make no secret of the fact that … , make a secret of sth
He refuses to make any secret of his political allegiances.
2 only/best way of doing/achieving sth
VERB + SECRET
reveal, tell sb
She revealed the secret behind her extraordinary success.
| ~ of
the secrets of staying healthy
the secret of (sb's) successadj
be | remain, stay | keep sth
highly, top, very
a top secret meeting
| absolutely, entirely | more or less | formerly, hitherto, previously
revealing the text of the hitherto secret treaty
They managed to keep the party more or less secret from Christine.
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