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Definition of secretary:

  1. A piece of furniture, with conveniences for writing and for the arrangement of papers; an escritoire.
  2. 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.
  3. One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets.
  4. The secretary bird.


secretaire, manager, depositary, correspondent, recorder, superintendent, repository, director, stenographer, depository, secretarial assistant, clerk, scribe, escritoire, copyist, typist, monument, deposit, writing table.

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