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Meaning of SECRETARY

Pronunciation:  'sekri`teree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a desk used for writing
  2. [n]  a person to whom a secret is entrusted
  3. [n]  an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
  4. [n]  a person who is head of an administrative department of government

SECRETARY is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: escritoire, repository, secretaire, secretarial assistant, writing table
 See Also: Agriculture Secretary, amanuensis, assistant, Attorney General, chief, Commerce Secretary, confidant, Defense Secretary, desk, Education Secretary, Energy Secretary, executive secretary, head, help, helper, Interior Secretary, intimate, Labor Secretary, receptionist, 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, shorthand typist, social secretary, stenographer, supporter, top dog, Transportation Secretary, Treasury Secretary, undersecretary



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sec"re*ta*ry\, n.; pl. {Secretaries}. [F.
secr['e]taire (cf. Pr. secretari, Sp. & Pg. secretario, It.
secretario, segretario) LL. secretarius, originally, a
confidant, one intrusted with secrets, from L. secretum a
secret. See {Secret}, a. & n.]
1. One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets. [R.]

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.

         That which is most of all profitable is acquaintance
         with the secretaries, and employed men of
         ambassadors.                          --Bacon.

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. (Zo["o]l.) The secretary bird.

{Secretary Bird}. [So called in allusion to the tufts of
   feathers at the back of its head, which were fancifully
   thought to resemble pens stuck behind the ear.] (Zo["o]l.)
   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}.

Syn: See the Note under {Clerk}, n., 4.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are a secretary indicates that you need to be more order and organization in your life. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.