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SE'CRET, a. [L. secretus. This is given as the participle of secerno, but is radically a different word. The radical sense of seg is to separate, as in L. seco, to cut off; and not improbably this word is contracted into the Latin se, a prefix in segrego, separo, &c.]

1. Properly, separate; hence, hid; concealed from the notice or knowledge of all persons except the individual or individuals concerned.

I have a secret errand to thee, O king. Judges 3.

2. Unseen; private; secluded; being in retirement.

There secret in her sapphire cell,

He with the Nais wont to dwell. Fenton.

3. Removed from sight; private; unknown.

Abide in a secret place, and hide thyself. I Sam. 19.

4. Keeping secrets; faithful to secrets entrusted; as secret Romans. [Unusual.]

5. Private; affording privacy.

6. Occult; not seen; not apparent; as the secret operations of physical causes.

7. Known to God only.




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SE'CRET, a. [L. secretus. This is given as the participle of secerno, but is radically a different word. The radical sense of seg is to separate, as in L. seco, to cut off; and not improbably this word is contracted into the Latin se, a prefix in segrego, separo, &c.]

1. Properly, separate; hence, hid; concealed from the notice or knowledge of all persons except the individual or individuals concerned.

I have a secret errand to thee, O king. Judges 3.

2. Unseen; private; secluded; being in retirement.

There secret in her sapphire cell,

He with the Nais wont to dwell. Fenton.

3. Removed from sight; private; unknown.

Abide in a secret place, and hide thyself. I Sam. 19.

4. Keeping secrets; faithful to secrets entrusted; as secret Romans. [Unusual.]

5. Private; affording privacy.

6. Occult; not seen; not apparent; as the secret operations of physical causes.

7. Known to God only.


SE'CRET, a. [Fr. secret; It. Sp. and Port. secreto; L. secretus. This is given as the participle of secerno, but it is radically a different word; W. segyr, that is apart, inclosed or sacred; segru, to secrete or put apart; sêg, that is without access. The radical sense of sêg is to separate, as in L. seco, to cut off; and not improbably this word is contracted into the Latin se, a prefix in segrego, separo, &c.]

  1. Properly, separate; hence, hid; concealed from the notice or knowledge of all persons except the individual or individuals concerned. I have a secret errand to thee, O king. – Judges iii.
  2. Unseen; private; secluded; being in retirement. There secret in her sapphire cell, / He with the Nais wont to dwell. – Fenton.
  3. Removed from sight; private; unknown. Abide in a secret place, and hide thyself. – 1 Sam. xix.
  4. Keeping secrets; faithful to secrets intrusted; as, secret Romans. [Unusual.] – Shak.
  5. Private; affording privacy. – Milton.
  6. Occult; not seen; not apparent; as, the secret operations of physical causes.
  7. Known to God only. Secret things belong to the Lord our God. – Deut. xxix.
  8. Not proper to be seen; kept or such as ought to be kept from observation.

SE'CRET, n. [Fr. from L. secretum.]

  1. Something studiously concealed. A man who can not keep his own secrets, will hardly keep the secrets of others. To tell our own secrets is often folly; to communicate those of others is treachery. – Rambler. A talebearer revealeth secrets. – Prov. xi.
  2. A thing not discovered and therefore unknown. All secrets of the deep, at nature's works. – Milton. Hast thou heard the secret of God? – Job xv.
  3. Secrets, plur., the parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed. In secret, in a private place; in privacy or secrecy; in a state or place not seen; privately. Bread eaten in secret is pleasant. – Prov. ix.

SE'CRET, v.t.

To keep private. [Not used.] – Bacon.


Se"cret
  1. Hidden] concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow.

    Shak.

    The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us. Deut. xxix. 29.

  2. 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. Rambler.

  3. To keep secret.

    [Obs.] Bacon.
  4. Withdrawn from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.

    There, secret in her sapphire cell,
    He with the Naïs wont to dwell.
    Fenton.

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

    All secrets of the deep, all nature's works. Milton.

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

    [R.]

    Secret Romans, that have spoke the word,
    And will not palter.
    Shak.

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

    In secret, in a private place; in privacy or secrecy; in a state or place not seen; privately.

    Bread eaten in secret is pleasant. Prov. ix. 17.

  8. Separate; distinct.

    [Obs.]

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

    Syn. -- Hidden; concealed; secluded; retired; unseen; unknown; private; obscure; recondite; latent; covert; clandestine; privy. See Hidden.

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Secret

SE'CRET, adjective. [Latin secretus. This is given as the participle of secerno, but is radically a different word. The radical sense of seg is to separate, as in Latin seco, to cut off; and not improbably this word is contracted into the Latin se, a prefix in segrego, separo, etc.]

1. Properly, separate; hence, hid; concealed from the notice or knowledge of all persons except the individual or individuals concerned.

I have a secret errand to thee, O king. Judges 3:19.

2. Unseen; private; secluded; being in retirement.

There secret in her sapphire cell,

He with the Nais wont to dwell. Fenton.

3. Removed from sight; private; unknown.

Abide in a secret place, and hide thyself. I Sam. 19.

4. Keeping secrets; faithful to secrets entrusted; as secret Romans. [Unusual.]

5. Private; affording privacy.

6. Occult; not seen; not apparent; as the secret operations of physical causes.

7. Known to God only.

Secret things belong to the Lord our God. Deuteronomy 29:29.

Not proper to be seen; kept or such as ought to be kept from observation.

SE'CRET, noun. [Latin secretum]

1. Something studiously concealed. A man who cannot keep his own secrets, will hardly keep the secrets of others.

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

Rambler.

A talebearer revealeth secrets. Proverbs 11:13

2. A thing not discovered and therefore not known.

All secrets of the deep, all nature's works. Milton.

Hast thou heard the secret of God? Job 15:8.

3. Secrets, plural , The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed. In secret, in a private place; in privacy or secrecy; in a state or place not seen; privately.

Bread eaten in secret is pleasant. Proverbs 9:17.

SE'CRET, v. t. To keep private. [Little used.]

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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physical

PHYS'ICAL, a. Pertaining to nature or natural productions, or to material things, as opposed to things moral or imaginary. We speak of physical force or power, with reference to material things; as, muscular strength is physical force; armies and navies are the physical force of a nation; whereas wisdom, knowledge, skill, &c. constitute moral force. A physical point is a real point, in distinction from a mathematical or imaginary point. A physical body or substance is a material body or substance,in distinction from spirit or metaphysical substance.

1. External; perceptible to the senses; as the physical characters of a mineral; opposed to chimical.

2. Relating to the art of healing; as a physical treatise.

3. Having the property of evacuating the bowels; as physical herbs.

4. Medicinal; promoting the cure of diseases.

5. Resembling physic; as a physical taste.

[In the three latter senses, nearly obsolete among professional men.]

Physical education, the education which is directed to the object of giving strength, health and vigor to the bodily organs and powers.

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