n.1.One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets.
2.A person employed to write orders, letters, dispatches, public or private papers, records, and the like; an official scribe, amanuensis, or writer; one who attends to correspondence, and transacts other business, for an association, a public body, or an individual.
3.An officer of state whose business is to superintend and manage the affairs of a particular department of government, and who is usually a member of the cabinet or advisory council of the chief executive; as, the secretary of state, who conducts the correspondence and attends to the relations of a government with foreign courts; the secretary of the treasury, who manages the department of finance; the secretary of war, etc.
4.A piece of furniture, with conveniences for writing and for the arrangement of papers; an escritoire.
5.(Zool.) The secretary bird.
Secretary bird
(Zool.) A large long-legged raptorial bird (Gypogeranus serpentarius), native of South Africa, but now naturalized in the West Indies and some other tropical countries. It has a powerful hooked beak, a crest of long feathers, and a long tail. It feeds upon reptiles of various kinds, and is much prized on account of its habit of killing and devouring snakes of all kinds. Called also serpent eater.
Noun1.secretary - a person who is head of an administrative department of government
2.secretary - an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
3.secretary - a person to whom a secret is entrusted
Synonyms: repository
4.secretary - a desk used for writing

SECRETARY. An officer who, by order of his superior, writes letters and other instruments. He is so called because he is possessed of the secrets of his employer. This term wag used in France in 1343, and in England the term secretary was first applied to the clerks of the king, who being always near his person were called clerks of the secret, and in the reign of Henry VIII. the term secretary of state came into it.

Agriculture Secretary, Attorney General, chief, Commerce Secretary, Defense Secretary, Education Secretary, Energy Secretary, head, Interior Secretary, Labor Secretary, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of State, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, top dog, Transportation Secretary, Treasury Secretary, undersecretary, United States Attorney General, US Attorney General
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secret approval
secret ballot
secret code
Secret Intelligence Service
secret plan
secret police
Secret service
secret society
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secretarial assistant
secretarial school
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secretary bird
Secretary for the department of war
Secretary General
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Commerce and Labor
Secretary of Defense
Secretary of Education
Secretary of embassy or of legation
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Health Education and Welfare
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of legation
Secretary of State
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