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English noun: secretary

1. secretary (person) a person who is head of an administrative department of government


Broader (hypernym)chief, head, top dog


Narrower (hyponym)Agriculture Secretary, Attorney General, Commerce Secretary, Defense Secretary, Education Secretary, Energy Secretary, Interior Secretary, Labor Secretary, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of State, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Transportation Secretary, Treasury Secretary, undersecretary, United States Attorney General, US Attorney General

2. secretary (person) an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization


Synonymssecretarial assistant


Broader (hypernym)assistant, help, helper, supporter


Narrower (hyponym)amanuensis, executive secretary, receptionist, shorthand typist, social secretary, stenographer

3. secretary (person) a person to whom a secret is entrusted


Synonymsrepository


Broader (hypernym)confidant, intimate

4. secretary (artifact) a desk used for writing


Synonymsescritoire, secretaire, writing table


Broader (hypernym)desk









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