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And so while the great ones depart to their dinner, the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner, racking his brain to record and report what he thinks that they think that they ought to have thought.
Arthur Bryant

Meaning of "secretary" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SECRETARY

From Medieval Latin sēcrētārius, from Latin sēcrētum something hidden.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SECRETARY

secretary  [ˈsɛkrətrɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SECRETARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Secretary 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 SECRETARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

secretary

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.

Definition of secretary in the English dictionary

The first definition of secretary in the dictionary is a person who handles correspondence, keeps records, and does general clerical work for an individual, organization, etc. Other definition of secretary is the official manager of the day-to-day business of a society or board. Secretary is also a senior civil servant who assists a government minister.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SECRETARY


barometry
bəˈrɒmətrɪ
barratry
ˈbærətrɪ
barretry
ˈbærətrɪ
bigotry
ˈbɪɡətrɪ
conservatory
kənˈsɜːvətrɪ
diffractometry
dɪˌfrækˈtɒmətrɪ
faggotry
ˈfæɡətrɪ
idolatry
aɪˈdɒlətrɪ
interferometry
ˌɪntəfɪəˈrɒmətrɪ
neuropsychiatry
ˌnjʊərəʊsaɪˈkaɪətrɪ
papeterie
ˈpæpətrɪ
parrotry
ˈpærətrɪ
podiatry
pɒˈdaiətrɪ
polarimetry
ˌpəʊləˈrɪmətrɪ
psychiatry
saɪˈkaɪətrɪ
reflectometry
ˌriːflɛkˈtɒmətrɪ
spirometry
spaɪˈrɒmətrɪ
undersecretary
ˌʌndəˈsɛkrətrɪ
viscometry
vɪsˈkɒmətrɪ
zealotry
ˈzɛlətrɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SECRETARY

secreta
secretage
secretagogic
secretagogue
secretaire
secretarial
secretarial agency
secretarial college
secretariat
secretariate
secretaries
secretaries-general
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 SECRETARY

assistant secretary
budgetary
Chief Secretary
cometary
company secretary
Deputy Secretary
dietary
elementary
executive secretary
foreign secretary
General Secretary
Home Secretary
interplanetary
monetary
nonproprietary
parliamentary private secretary
planetary
press secretary
proprietary
shadow Foreign Secretary
Treasury Secretary

Synonyms and antonyms of secretary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «secretary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SECRETARY

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

Translator English - Chinese

秘书
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

secretario
570 millions of speakers

English

secretary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सचिव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سِكْرِتير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

секретарь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

secretário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সম্পাদক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

secrétaire
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

செயலாளர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सचिव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sekreter
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

segretario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sekretarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

секретар
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

secretară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραμματέας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sekretaris
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sekreterare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sekretær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of secretary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRETARY»

The term «secretary» is very widely used and occupies the 4.695 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SECRETARY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «secretary» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «secretary» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SECRETARY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word secretary.
1
Elliott Abrams
Harry Truman, who was a Bible-believing Christian Zionist, defied the secretary of state he so admired, George C. Marshall, and won a place in Israel's history by recognizing the new state 11 minutes after it declared its independence in 1948.
2
Dean Acheson
The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president.
3
Brenda Blethyn
Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days.
4
David Blunkett
As home secretary, I gained a reputation for being 'tough'; less concerned with liberty than with public protection.
5
John Bolton
There's no such thing as the United Nations. If the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
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Arthur Bryant
And so while the great ones depart to their dinner, the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner, racking his brain to record and report what he thinks that they think that they ought to have thought.
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Dan Castellaneta
One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair. That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary, but that wasn't even the issue of the show-the issue was Homer's image changing because he had hair.
8
Hugo Chavez
I think the United States and the secretary of State should be concerned about the poverty in this country - people without health insurance. The United States should stop being the empire and be concerned about other countries. You've got to be more worried about your own people.
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Pearl Cleage
I didn't have a dream of being a press secretary, I had a dream of being a playwright; I had a dream of being a novelist and a poet.
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Yaya DaCosta
My parents were very active in the Civil Rights Movement. My father was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) worker; my mother was a secretary with the Panthers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SECRETARY»

Discover the use of secretary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to secretary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Administrative Assistant's and Secretary's Handbook
Administrative jobs are constantly changing, but with the latest edition of this best-selling guide, professionals everywhere can stay ahead of the curve.
James STROMAN, Kevin WILSON, Jennifer WAUSON, 2011
2
The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to ...
Populated with a cast of real-life characters, The Secretary tells the story of Clinton’s transformation from popular but polarizing politician to America’s envoy to the world in compelling detail and with all the tension of high stakes ...
Kim Ghattas, 2013
3
Mr. Churchill's Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Susan Elia MacNeal, 2012
4
Corporate Secretary's Answer Book
The Corporate Secretary's Answer Book is the only comprehensive, single-volume reference to address the specific tasks corporate secretaries face on a daily basis in a Q&A format.
Cynthia M. Krus, 2004
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Madam Secretary
A national bestseller on its original publication in 2003, Madam Secretary is a riveting account of the life of America's first woman Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.
Madeleine Albright, 2013
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Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary
Offering an insider's perspective on the final days of the Third Reich, the recollections of a woman who became Hitler's secretary in 1942 sheds new light on his day-to-day life, character, and habits.
Gertraud Junge, Melissa Müller, 2003
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Innocent Secretary...Accidentally Pregnant
Plain and prim Emma Stephenson might not look like a tycoon's assistant, but for Luca D'Amato--a playboy who likes to play--breaking through her no-nonsense exterior is his favorite new game!
Carol Marinelli, 2010
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The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
"Intriguing!" --Booklist "The Italian Secretary captivates." --Publishers Weekly
Caleb Carr, 2006
9
Rapidex Professional Secretary Course
This course book is an excellent guide, as well as a service manual, for all interested in `office secretary` as a career, or for those who are in service already.
Pustal Mahal group, 2004
10
Secretary of the Invisible: The Idea of Hospitality in the ...
In readings of the novels of the apartheid era, he traces this writer's rueful, ironic awareness of the limited, even incidental, form of political engagement that may emanate from such an aesthetic.
Mike Marais, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SECRETARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term secretary is used in the context of the following news items.
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John Kerry Cuts Europe Trip Short After Breaking Leg in Bicycle …
GENEVA — Secretary of State John Kerry plans to cut short his trip to Europe after breaking a leg while bicycling on Sunday and will return to Boston for medical ... «New York Times, May 15»
2
Kejriwal govt transfers Principal secretary who issued Shakuntala …
New Delhi: Delhi government on Saturday transfered Principal Secretary (Services) Anindo Majumdar who issued the order of posting of Shakuntala Gamlin as ... «Firstpost, May 15»
3
George Osborne made first secretary of state in cabinet reshuffle
In addition to the announcement on the chancellor, the prime minister confirmed that Theresa May will remain as home secretary, Philip Hammond will remain ... «The Guardian, May 15»
4
Secretary of State Colin Powell Also Used Personal Email Account
Republicans have been jumping all over a report from The New York Times that claims Hillary Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct ... «Mediaite, Mar 15»
5
VA secretary sorry for false special forces claim
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has apologized for making false claims about having served in the the U.S. military 's elite special operations forces ... «USA TODAY, Feb 15»
6
New Defense Secretary Carter sworn in
Ash Carter, sworn in Tuesday as President Obama's fourth secretary of defense, pledged to offer his most candid strategic advice and carefully consider ... «Fox News, Feb 15»
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Senate confirms Carter as Defense secretary
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 93-5 Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, installing a long-time Pentagon insider at the top of the ... «USA TODAY, Feb 15»
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Obama's defense secretary nominee faces Congress
Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama's pick to become the next Defense secretary said Wednesday that he's likely to support a push to provide arms to ... «CNN, Feb 15»
9
Obama Announces Ash Carter as Next Defense Secretary
President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Ashton Carter as his next Secretary of Defense Friday, to replace current Pentagon chief Chuck ... «TIME, Dec 14»
10
Pool Of Defense Secretary Contenders Dwindles
The job conditions for President Barack Obama's next defense secretary have already spurred some top contenders to bow out, leaving the White House with a ... «Huffington Post, Dec 14»

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