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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


Broader (hypernym)confidant, intimate

4. secretary (artifact) a desk used for writing

Synonymsescritoire, secretaire, writing table

Broader (hypernym)desk

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