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Meaning of "secret service" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SECRET SERVICE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SECRET SERVICE

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Secret service is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SECRET SERVICE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Secret service

A secret service describes a government agency, intelligence agency, or the activities of a government agency, concerned with the gathering of intelligence data. The tasks and powers of a secret service can vary greatly from one country to another. For instance, a country may establish a secret service which has some policing powers but not others. The powers and duties of a government organization may be partly secret and partly not. The organization may be said to operate openly at home and secretly abroad, or vice versa. Secret police and intelligence agencies can usually be considered secret services. The French police officer Joseph Fouché is sometimes regarded as the primary pioneer within secret intelligence. Among other things, he is alleged to have prevented several murder attempts on Napoleon during his time as First Consul Bonaparte through a large and tight net of various informers.

Definition of secret service in the English dictionary

The definition of secret service in the dictionary is a government agency or department that conducts intelligence or counterintelligence operations. Other definition of secret service is such operations.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SECRET SERVICE

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secretaire
secretarial
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secretarial college
secretariat
secretariate
secretaries
secretaries-general

WORDS THAT END LIKE SECRET SERVICE

advice
civil service
community service
customer service
dating service
express delivery service
funeral service
health service
in-service
information service
memorial service
military service
news service
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public service
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room service
self-service
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social service

Synonyms and antonyms of secret service in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «secret service» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SECRET SERVICE

Find out the translation of secret service to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of secret service from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «secret service» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

特勤局
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

servicio secreto
570 millions of speakers

English

secret service
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सीक्रेट सर्विस
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

خِدْمَةٌ سِرِّيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

секретная служба
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

serviço secreto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গোপন সেবা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

services secrets
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perkhidmatan rahsia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geheimdienst
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

諜報機関
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

첩보부
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Layanan rahasia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cục tình báo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இரகசிய சேவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुप्त सेवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gizli servis
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

servizi segreti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wywiad
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розвідувальне управління
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

serviciu secret
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μυστική υπηρεσία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geheime diens
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

underrättelsetjänst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sikkerhetstjeneste
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of secret service

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRET SERVICE»

The term «secret service» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.296 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRET SERVICE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about secret service

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SECRET SERVICE»

Discover the use of secret service in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to secret service and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Secret Service: Hidden Systems That Deliver Unforgettable ...
WhatOCOs the big secret to giving great customer service?"
John R. DiJulius, 2003
2
In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with ...
Only tight-lipped Secret Service agents know the real story, and Ronald Kessler is the only journalist to have won their trust. From the Hardcover edition.
Ronald Kessler, 2009
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Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service
The Mossad is widely recognized today as the best intelligence service in the world.
Michael Bar-Zohar, Nissim Mishal, 2012
4
To Be a U.S. Secret Service Agent
To Be a U.S. Secret Service Agent lifts the curtain for a look inside this secretive law enforcement agency, including the highly selective recruiting, the intense training, and the specialized weapons and equipment used to protect current ...
Henry Holden, 2006
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Within Arm's Length: The Extraordinary Life and Career of A ...
"Within Arm's Length" narrates the story of Emmett's journey in this coveted job-from the application process to his retirement as assistant to the special agent in charge on the elite Presidential Protective Division (PPD).
Dan Emmett, 2012
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Secret Service: Political Policing in Canada from the ...
Drawing on previously classified government records, the authors reveal that for over 150 years, Canada has run spy operations largely hidden from public or parliamentary scrutiny - complete with undercover agents, secret sources, agent ...
Reginald Whitaker, Gregory S. Kealey, Andrew Parnaby, 2012
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Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir
Mrs. Kennedy’s strength, class, and dignity over those tragic four days in November 1963 held the country together. This is the story, told for the first time, of the man who perhaps held her together.
Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin, 2012
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service: James Bond 007
Bond must rediscover his passion for what he does best, in Fleming's eleventh 007 novel. When Ian Fleming quit Naval Intelligence in 1945 he had a plan - to write the spy story to beat all spy stories.
Ian Fleming, 2012
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Secret Service
The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved? It's a must-be-seen-to-be-believed action spectacle! COLLECTING: SECRET SERVICE 1-6
‎2014
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In Stalin's Secret Service
CONTENTS Introduction vii I. Stalin Appeases Hitler 1 II. The End of the Communist International 26 III.
W.G. Krivitsky, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SECRET SERVICE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term secret service is used in the context of the following news items.
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Secret Service officers at White House lacked security clearances …
A rush to recruit additional Secret Service officers in the wake of numerous White House security lapses has led to a new problem: Several dozen of the fresh ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
2
Secret Service agent retiring amid probe into conduct at White House
A top member of President Obama's Secret Service detail under investigation for his conduct during a White House bomb threat probe notified the agency this ... «Washington Post, May 15»
3
Friend alerted Secret Service after fearing gryocopter would be shot …
Shanahan said he feared law enforcement would shoot down the small aircraft emblazoned with the Postal Service logo, so he alerted the US Secret Service. «New York Post, Apr 15»
4
Secret Service Wants a Fake White House to Help Protect the Real …
WASHINGTON — Stung by accusations that it cannot adequately protect the White House, the Secret Service wants to spend $8 million to build another White ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
5
Secret Service agents disrupted bomb investigation at White House
Two Secret Service agents suspected of being under the influence while striking a White House security barricade drove through an active bomb investigation ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»
6
Secret Service agents investigated after car hits White House …
The Obama administration is investigating allegations that two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of the president's protective detail, drove a ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»
7
US intel worker blamed for White House drone crash
Washington (CNN) The man operating the drone that crashed on the White House grounds called the U.S. Secret Service on Monday morning to "self-report" his ... «CNN, Jan 15»
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Secret Service investigating gunshots outside Biden's Delaware home
Multiple gunshots were fired outside Vice President Joe Biden's home in Delaware and a vehicle fled the area Saturday night, Secret Service officials said. «Washington Post, Jan 15»
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Interim Secret Service testifies on agency's failures
Joe Clancy, the interim director of the U.S. Secret Service, said that the agency has been "severely damaged in recent years by failures" and explained some key ... «CNN, Nov 14»
10
Secret Service Blunders Eased White House Intruder's Way, Review …
The review found that the Secret Service's alarm systems and radios failed to function properly, and that many of the responding officers did not see the intruder ... «New York Times, Nov 14»

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