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I don't have any assistants, I do it all myself, I don't have any secretaries.
Billy Sherwood

Meaning of "secretaries" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SECRETARIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SECRETARIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Secretaries 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 SECRETARIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

secretaries

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. A secretary has many administrative duties. Traditionally, these duties were mostly related to correspondence, such as the typing out of letters, maintaining files of paper documents, etc. The advent of word processing has significantly reduced the time that such duties require, with the result that many new tasks have come under the purview of the secretary. These might include managing budgets and doing bookkeeping, maintaining websites, and making travel arrangements. Secretaries might manage all the administrative details of running a high-level conference or arrange the catering for a typical lunch meeting.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SECRETARIES

secreta
secretage
secretagogic
secretagogue
secretaire
secretarial
secretarial agency
secretarial college
secretariat
secretariate
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
secrete

WORDS THAT END LIKE SECRETARIES

accessories
anniversaries
beneficiaries
binaries
boundaries
canaries
commentaries
diaries
dictionaries
documentaries
glossaries
itineraries
libraries
mercenaries
missionaries
obituaries
ovaries
salaries
subsidiaries
summaries
varies

Synonyms and antonyms of secretaries in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «secretaries» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SECRETARIES

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

Translator English - Chinese

秘书
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

secretarios
570 millions of speakers

English

secretaries
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सचिवों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأمناء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

секретари
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

secretários
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সচিব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

secrétaires
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Setiausaha
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sekretär
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

秘書
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sekretaris
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thư ký
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செயலர்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सचिव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sekreterler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

segretari
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sekretarze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

секретарі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

secretari
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραμματείς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sekretarisse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sekreterare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sekretærer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of secretaries

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRETARIES»

The term «secretaries» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.319 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRETARIES» OVER TIME

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

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7 QUOTES WITH «SECRETARIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word secretaries.
1
Melonie Diaz
What's odd is that nobody in my family is an artist. My cousins are, like, secretaries at law firms or nurses or just more blue collar. And I was in a baseball team. I used to be, like, a really big tomboy.
2
Michael Gove
Unfortunately, the real achievements of children on the ground became debased and devalued because Labor education secretaries sounded like Soviet commissars praising the tractor production figures when we know that those exams were not the rock-solid measures of achievement that children deserve.
3
John F. Kerry
Republican secretaries of state from Kissinger to Baker, Powell to Rice, President Bush, 71 United States Senators all supported President Obama's new START treaty, but not Mitt Romney.
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Bill Kristol
All defense secretaries in wartime have, needless to say, made misjudgments.
5
Doris Lilly
Millionaires are marrying their secretaries because they are so busy making money they haven't time to see other girls.
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Thomas Mallon
American secretaries of state have typically been more buttoned up than bon vivant, but John Quincy Adams's diplomatic successes - bigger than anything presidential or legislative that he achieved - still surprise a student of his personality.
7
Billy Sherwood
I don't have any assistants, I do it all myself, I don't have any secretaries.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SECRETARIES»

Discover the use of secretaries in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to secretaries and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
God's Secretaries
It drips with potency and sensitivity. The age, with all its conflicts, explains the book. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Adam Nicolson, 2009
2
Medical Receptionists and Secretaries Handbook
This book encourages an understanding of the importance of administrative staff in providing high standards of patient care and promotes teamwork in the healthcare environment.
Mari Robbins, 2006
3
Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries: Humanism and Professions ...
With detailed analyses of writings by familiar and lesser-known figures, from Petrarch, Machiavelli, and Tasso to Maggi, Fracastoro, and Barbaro, this book will especially interest students of Renaissance Italy, but also anyone concerned ...
Douglas Biow, 2002
4
Secretaries of God: Women Prophets in Late Medieval and ...
Watt argues that prophecy provided women with opportunities, normally denied to them, of speaking out on the religious and political events of their time, and that there was a surprising continuity of experience between all these women.
Diane Watt, 2001
5
State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process
The book provides the first in-depth study of the history of the position and the Secretary's role in registering voters, enforcing voting laws, overseeing elections, and certifying results.
Ms Jocelyn F Benson, 2013
6
British Foreign Secretaries Since 1974
This book analyses the changing role of the British Foreign Secretary and presents biographical case studies of all the individual holders of that post, the policies they persued and the issues they faced, since 1974.
Kevin Theakston, 2004
7
The Intelligence of the Secretaries of State: And Their ...
This is a 1956 study of the Secretaries of State in Restoration England.
Peter Fraser, 2011
8
Paul and First-Century Letter Writing: Secretaries, ...
Informed by the historical evidence and with a sharp eye for telltale clues in the Apostle Paul's letters, E. Randolph Richards takes us into his world and places us on the scene with Paul the letter writer offering a glimpse that ...
E. Randolph Richards, 2004
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Nixon's Super-Secretaries: The Last Grand Presidential ...
Ehrlichman thought Howard's idea was “first rate.” He wanted the super- secretaries to play a central and public role in implementing Howard's proposal. As presidential appointees, they were already coordinating large swaths of federal policy ...
Mordecai Lee, 2012
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Merriam-Webster's Legal Secretaries Handbook
Provides reference information on handling mail and telephone calls, keeping records, taking dictation, preparing correspondence, using legal forms, and maintaining a law library
Austin G. Anderson, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SECRETARIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term secretaries is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Secretary of State John Kerry, right, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, second from right, and Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, third ... «Toledo News Now, Jul 15»
2
Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal _ this time …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's vigorous effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress continues — this time in the House where three ... «Newser, Jul 15»
3
Gov El-Rufai Retires 20 Permanent Secretaries
Nasir-El-Rufai-Kaduna-Governor The Kaduna State Government has announced the retirement of 20 Permanent Secretaries from the State Civil Service, in line ... «CHANNELS TELEVISION, Jul 15»
4
Amit Shah appoints three new VPs, as many general secretaries in …
BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday appointed three new vice presidents, as many general secretaries, and four secretaries, bringing Madhya Pradesh ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jun 15»
5
HC strikes down law for appointing secretaries
As of now there are 23 Parliamentary Secretaries. The Act ... should revoke the appointment and the salaries paid to Parliamentary Secretaries must be returned. «The Hindu, Jun 15»
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AAP government's response sought on appointment of secretaries
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the response from the Arvind Kejriwal government on a plea against its move to appoint 21 AAP legislators as ... «The Hindu, May 15»
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HC Stays Appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries
Advocate general K Ramakrishna Reddy said the government will give an undertaking for recovery of allowances given to the Parliamentary Secretaries in case ... «The New Indian Express, May 15»
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The 'curse' on secretaries of state who run for U.S. Senate
Like any challenger looking to unseat a U.S. senator, Jason Kander faces long odds. But the 33-year-old Afghanistan War veteran, who serves as Missouri's ... «McClatchy Washington Bureau, Apr 15»
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3 Former Treasury Secretaries Sing a Song of Woe
Three former secretaries of the Treasury — like their operatic counterparts the Three Tenors — were singing the same tune at a gathering in Beverly Hills, and it ... «ThinkAdvisor, Apr 15»
10
A Brief History of Secretaries
According to the International Association of Administrative Professionals — formerly the National Secretaries Association — the day started as a 1952 ... «TIME, Apr 15»

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