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Meaning of "secretaire" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SECRETAIRE

From French secrétaire.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SECRETAIRE

secretaire  [ˌsɛkrɪˈtɛə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SECRETAIRE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Secretaire 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 SECRETAIRE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Secretaire en portefeuille

The secretaire en portefeuille is an antique desk form which is usually mounted on rollers at the end of four jutting legs. The legs in turn support what looks like an oversize vertically mounted wooden pizza box. This is a cabinet a few inches thick, with barely enough space in it for the raised desktop surface and a few pens and sheets of paper disposed vertically. In short, the secretaire en portefeuille is much like a fall front desk which has been reduced in depth to a bare minimum. Like the fall front desk and the secretary desk the secretaire en portefeuille's desktop lifts up to cover internal areas and must thus be cleared of all work before closing up. By its mobile nature and its relatively light weight it was sometimes used as a fire screen desk. It was also sometimes known by that name. Its name comes from the French word for wallet: portefeuille. This is probably because it has the same proportions as many kinds of wallets and it opens up a bit like some of them. Modern day cabinet makers and furniture designers have sometimes created contemporary versions of the secretaire en portefeuille, eschewing the florid designs of the antique ones.

Definition of secretaire in the English dictionary

The definition of secretaire in the dictionary is an enclosed writing desk, usually having an upper cabinet section.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SECRETAIRE


Altair
ˈæltɛə
Astaire
əˈstɛə
astare
əˈstɛə
Basse-Terre
ˈbæsˈtɛə
Basseterre
bæsˈtɛə
communitaire
kəˌmjuːnɪˈtɛə
downstair
ˈdaʊnˌstɛə
Finisterre
ˌfɪnɪˈstɛə
memoriter
mɛˈmɔːrɪˌtɛə
mousquetaire
ˌmuːskəˈtɛə
notaire
ˌnəʊˈtɛə
overstare
ˌəʊvəˈstɛə
parterre
pɑːˈtɛə
protospataire
ˌprəʊtəʊspæˈtɛə
solitaire
ˈsɒlɪˌtɛə
stair
stɛə
stare
stɛə
tare
tɛə
uptear
ˈʌpˌtɛə
Voltaire
vɒlˈtɛə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SECRETAIRE

secret weapon
secreta
secretage
secretagogic
secretagogue
secretarial
secretarial agency
secretarial college
secretariat
secretariate
secretaries
secretaries-general
secretary
secretary bird
secretary of state
Secretary of State for Education and Employment
Secretary of State for Scotland
secretary to the board
secretary-general
secretaryship

WORDS THAT END LIKE SECRETAIRE

acquis communautaire
affaire
au contraire
Baudelaire
billionaire
Bonaire
commissaire
communautaire
concessionnaire
cordon sanitaire
extraordinaire
luminaire
maire
millionaire
minoritaire
ordinaire
questionnaire
savoir-faire
sepiostaire
zaire

Synonyms and antonyms of secretaire in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «secretaire» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SECRETAIRE

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

Translator English - Chinese

写字台
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

secreter
570 millions of speakers

English

secretaire
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लिखने की मेज़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

SECRETAIRE
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

секретер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

secretaire
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

secretaire
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

secretaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Secretaire
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sekretär
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

secretaire
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

secretaire
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Secretaire
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bàn viết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எழுதப் பயன்படும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुप्तचर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yazı masası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

secrétaire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sekretarzyk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

секретер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

secretaire
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σεκρετέρ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

secretaire
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

secretaire
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

secretaire
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of secretaire

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRETAIRE»

The term «secretaire» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.240 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRETAIRE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SECRETAIRE»

Discover the use of secretaire in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to secretaire and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Le Petit Secretaire Parisien: Or, the Art of Reading ...
Or, the Art of Reading Familiar English Letters Into French at Sight Louis Philippe R. Fenwick de Porquet. LE PETIT SECRETAIRE PARISIEN; OK, THE ART OF TRANSLATING ENGLISH LETTERS INTO FRENCH ...
Louis Philippe R. Fenwick de Porquet, 1849
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Traditional Furniture Projects
6: Secretaire frame and pull-out desk detail Walnut frame supports secretaire. Molding detail Tapered guide block centers secretaire. Glide, 1% in. square Maple frame supports pull-out desk. Guide for secretaire, in. by 1 in. Doorstop, .'e in. by ...
Fine Woodworking, 1991
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Official Catalogue of the British Section
Douai. jDunkcrque. j Valenciennes. j Arras. \ Boulogne-sur I Mer. [ St. Omer. \ Clermont- j Ferrand. President, 51. Secretaire, 51. President, 51. Secretaire, President, M. Secretaire, 51 President, M. Lesage- Secretaire, 51. President, Secretaire ...
Great Britain. Royal Commission for the Paris Exhibition (1878), 1878
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Discrimination in the Field of Employment and Occupation
Delegue des travailleurs MAHAN, Gahe Basile, M., Secretaire general, Centrale DIGNITE. Conseillers techniques NYAMIEN, Messou N'guessan, M., Secretaire general, Federation des syndicats autonomes de Cote d'lvoire (FESACI).
‎1957
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Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
Le Premier Secretaire a table et logement aupr£s le Ministre. Dans le cas ou le Secretaire serait marie, ou que le Ministre prefererait que son Secretaire ait une maison separee, il est tenu de lui allouer la somme de 500 drachmas (18/.) ...
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons, 1870
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Statement of Treaties and International Agreements
Reserves et declarations Albanie Depot de ('instrument aupres du Secretaire general du Conseil de ('Europe : 18 juillet 2005 Enregistrement aupres du Secretariat des Nations Unies : Conseil de l'Europe, 1er septembre 2005 No. 39481.
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Record of proceedings
NANG NANG, Samuel, M., Conseiller, Charge des Droits de l'Homme, Mission permanente, Geneve. ABOGHE, Saturnin, M., Conseiller, Mission permanente, Geneve. LOUZET, Adele Patricia, Mme, Premier Secretaire, Mission permanente,  ...
International Labour Office, 2008
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United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
ARTICLE 10 Secretariat g£n£ral 118 1. (1) Le Secretariat general est dirige par un secretaire general assiste d'un vice-secretaire general. 119 (2) Le secretaire general et le vice-secretaire general prennent leur service a la date fixee au ...
‎1961
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Statement of Treaties and International Agreements ...
Multilateral Convention des Nations Unies contre la criminalite transnationale organisee. New York, 15 novembre 2000 Adhesion Djibouti Depot de I' instrument aupres du Secretaire general de I'Organisation des Nations Unies : 20 avril 2005 ...
UN. Secretariat, UN. Office of Legal Affairs, 2005
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Statement of Treaties and International Agreements ...
Aarhus (Danemark), 25 juin 1998 Ratification (avec reserves) Suede Depot de l' instrument aupres du Secretaire general de l'Organi- sation des Nations Unies : 20 mai 2005 Date de prise d'effet : 18aout2005 Enregistrement aupres du ...
‎2005

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« EDUCALINGO. Secretaire [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/secretaire>. May 2020 ».
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