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Secretary

Usage statistics for the noun secretary:

spoken English37.87%written English62.13% conversational speech10.06%task-oriented speech89.94% imaginative writing22.05%informational writing77.95%
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Secretary is sometimes a misspelling of secretary's.

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Definition of the noun secretary

What does secretary mean as a name of something?

Secretary is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural:

  • secretary: secretaries
  • Secretary: Secretaries

  1. a person who is head of an administrative department of government
  2. an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
  3. a person to whom a secret is entrusted
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of secretary: repository
    • more generic words: confidant / intimate = someone to whom private matters are confided
  4. a desk used for writing
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of secretary: escritoire / secretaire / writing table
    • more generic word: desk = a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments

Alternative definition of the noun secretary

noun

  1. [obsolete] Someone entrusted with a secret; a confidant.
  2. A person who keeps records, takes notes and handles general clerical work.
  3. [often, capitalized] The head of a department of government.
  4. A managerial or leading position in certain non-profit organizations, such as political parties, trade unions, international organizations.
  5. [US] A type of desk; a secretaire.
  6. A species of bird; Sagittarius serpentarius.

Specialised definition of the noun secretary

Glossary of sports

in several sport disciplines, the judge, required by the rules or the organiser of the event, with the task of keeping official minutes regarding goals, points, scores, etc. and recording the final result. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the verb secretary

What does secretary mean as a doing word?

verb

  1. [transitive] To serve as a secretary of.

Film

"Secretary" is a 2002 erotic romance film directed by Steven Shainberg and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway and James Spader as E. Edward Grey. The film is based on a short story from Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill, and explores the relationship between a sexually dominant man and his submissive secretary.

Characters

  1. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2012 film Lockout.
  2. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2005 film The Intimate.
  3. Secretary is a fictional film character.
  4. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1980 film The Shining.
  5. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2012 film My Brother The Devil.
  6. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2013 film Matei Child Miner.
  7. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1947 film Daisy Kenyon.
  8. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2003 short film A Trip to the City.
  9. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2008 film The Dust of Time.
  10. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2009 film 17 Again.
  11. Secretary is a fictional character from the TV program Mad Men.
  12. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2003 film Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon.
  13. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1973 film Andala Ramudu.
  14. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2010 film Saying good-bye, oneday.
  15. Secretary is a fictional character from 2006 biographical drama film Klimt.
  16. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2008 film The Investigator.
  17. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2009 film Loudspeaker.
  18. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1998 film "Apt Pupil".
  19. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2007 film God Only Knows.
  20. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1964 film Yes.
  21. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1999 film Presence of Mind.
  22. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2011 film W.E.
  23. The secretary is a fictional chracter from the 2006 Thai film Nong Theng Nakleng-pukhaothong.
  24. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1990 film The Guardian Angel.
  25. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1979 film Father to Be.
  26. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1990 film I Hired a Contract Killer.
  27. Secretary is a fictional character in the 2011 comedy drama film Carnage.
  28. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2000 film Billy Elliot.
  29. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1983 film Flashdance.
  30. Secretary is a fictional Character from the 1981 anime series GoShogun.
  31. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1987 animated horror film Wicked City.
  32. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1973 film Enter the Dragon.
  33. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2002 film Squint Your Eyes.
  34. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1929 film Kid's Clever.
  35. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2009 drama film Dogtooth.
  36. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1992 film Talking Head.
  37. Secretary is a fictional character in the film If You Are The One.
  38. Secretary is a fictional character in the 1970 film The Ear.
  39. Secretary a.k.a. Administrative official is a fictional character from the 2011 film Romantic Heaven.
  40. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1975 film Three for All.
  41. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1982 film The Impossible Kid.
  42. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2000 film Forklift Driver Klaus - The First Day on the Job.
  43. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2009 film Salve Geral.
  44. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1982 film Troyee.
  45. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1982 film Beyond the Door.
  46. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2001 film Killing Mad Dogs.
  47. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2012 film Back to 1942.
  48. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2009 film Tidal Wave.
  49. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1997 film Priya O Priya.
  50. Secretary is a fictional character from the film Starting Over.
  51. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1983 film Sexmission.
  52. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1981 film Montenegro.
  53. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1994 film Charlie Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen.
  54. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2010 film Fyodor.
  55. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2001 film Possible Loves.
  56. Secretary is a fictional character from Ego Trip.
  57. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1976 film The Scar.
  58. Secretary is a fictional character from the 2008 film Marley and Me.
  59. Secretary is a fictional character from the 1991 film The Frontier.

There are other characters with in their name, like Home Secretary, Secretary Bird, Chief Secretary, Under-Secretary, Secretary of War, Social Secretary, Company secretary, Defense Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Private Secretary, Secretary General, Personal Secretary, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of State, Treasury Secretary, Education Secretary, Executive Secretary, Recording Secretary, Secretary of Energy.

Artwork

"Secretary" a.k.a. "Sekretärin" is an artwork (oil paint) by Gerhard Richter, completed in (51 years ago).

Music

  1. "Secretary" is a musical album of Angelo Badalamenti, soundtrack.
    • also known as Secretary Soundtrack
    • released on (12 years ago)
  2. "Secretary" is a musical single of Ostyn.
    • released on

Person

Who is Secretary?

Secretary a.k.a. Luciana Carvalho appeared in the Bus 174 documentary film.

Place

Secretary is a town in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. The population was 535 at the 2010 census.

Miscellanea

Secretary: A secretary, personal assistant, or administrative assistant is a person whose work consists of supporting management, including executives, using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills. These functions may be entirely carried out to assist one other employee or may be for the benefit of more than one. In other situations a secretary is an officer of a society or organization who deals with correspondence, admits new members, and organizes official meetings and events.

  • also known as Private Secretary

Phrases with Secretary

Phrases starting with the word Secretary:

  1. secretary bird
  2. Secretary Blenny
  3. secretary of war
  4. secretary general
  5. secretary of labor
  6. secretary of state

Phrases ending with the word Secretary:

  1. war secretary
  2. home secretary
  3. navy secretary
  4. chief secretary
  5. Class Secretary
  6. labor secretary
  7. energy secretary
  8. social secretary
  9. defense secretary
  10. commerce secretary
  11. interior secretary
  12. treasury secretary
  13. education secretary
  14. executive secretary

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Secretary

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Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (2003)

by Office of the Federal Register (U.S.)

Secretary. Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture of the United ...

Google previewPolitical Communication (2013)

Politics, Press, and Public in America by Richard M. Perloff

PRESS SECRETARY The presidential press secretary is the major conduit of news and informa tion from the president to the news media. Frequently at the president's side, the press secretary represents the president before the international ...

Google previewL.S.A., List of C.F.R. Sections Affected (2004)

Secretary means the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. SLIAG administrative costs means the direct and indirect costs related to administration of funds provided under this part, including: planning and conferring with ...

Google previewPolitics and Administration: Oral and written evidence (2007)

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Public Administration Select Committee

secretary is the one who is called upon to do this investigation.

Google previewThe Polity & Governance Compendium for IAS Prelims General Studies CSAT Paper 1, UPSC & State PSC 2nd Edition (2017)

by Disha Experts

Cabinet Secretary is the highest civil servant of the Union Government. The Cabinet Secretary is the senior-most civil servant in the Government of India. The Cabinet Secretary is the ex-officio head of the Civil Services Board. The Cabinet ...

Google previewThe First-[third] Trial of William Hone on an Ex-officio Information ... (1817)

by William Hone

For the Privy Seal is a Minister, the Secretary is a Minister, and the Treasurer is a Minister. Yet there are not three Ministers, but one Minister; for the Privy Seal, the Secretary, and the Treasurer are all one. - Such as the Privy Seal is, such is the ...

Google previewThe Routledge Companion to Leadership (2016)

by John Storey, Jean Hartley, Jean-Louis Denis, Paul 't Hart, David Ulrich

After all, the company secretary is the invisible power behind the throne!

Google previewThe Reformists' Register, and Weekly Commentary (1817)

For the Privy Seal is a Minister, the Secretary is a Minister, and the Treasurer is a Minister. Yet there are not three Ministers, but one Minister; for the Privy Seal, the Secretary, and the Treasurer are all one. Such as the Privy Seal is, such is the ...

Google previewDepartment of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2011)

As Amended Through April 2010 by Barry Leonard

Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence) ASD(FM&P) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management and Personnel) ASD(FMP) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management ...

Google previewThe Presidential-Congressional Political Dictionary (2007)

by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Sheikh R. Ali

They are assisted by a deputy press secretary and a staff of fifty. They prepare daily summaries of important news events for the president and top White House aides. Ever since President Ronald Reagan's White House Press Secretary James ...

Google previewHistorical Encyclopedia of U.S. Independent Counsel Investigations (2000)

by Gerald S. Greenberg

former Assistant Secretary of State, 1981-1989. Elliott Abrams was the first State Department official to face criminal charges in the Iran/ Contra investigation. Shortly before the five-year statute of limitations would have ...

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Usage statistics about secretary

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun secretary:

spoken English37.87%written English62.13% conversational speech10.06%task-oriented speech89.94% imaginative writing22.05%informational writing77.95%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun secretary:

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Quotes about Secretary

The secretary of education does not work for the education establishment. The secretary works for the American people. (William John Bennett)
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Scrabble value of S1E1C3R1E1T1A1R1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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