Meaning of “secret” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈsiːkrət/

B1 something that you tell no one about or only a few people:

I'm having a party for him but it's a secret.
Can you keep a secret?

More examples

the secret

B2 the best way of achieving something:

That's the secret to making a good cocktail.
So what's the secret of your success?
in secret

B2 without telling other people:

For years they met in secret.

(Definition of “secret noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)