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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.

Synonyms:

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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