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  1. sec·re·tar·y
    IPA[ˈsekrəˌterē]
  2. noun

    • 1. a person employed by an individual or in an office to assist with correspondence, keep records, make appointments, and carry out similar tasks.

    • 2. an official of a society or other organization who conducts its correspondence and keeps its records.

    • 3. an official in charge of a government department:

      Secretary of the Treasury
    • 4. a writing desk with shelves on top of it.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: secretary, plural noun: secretaries

    • noun

      a person employed by an individual or in an office to assist with correspondence, make appointments, and carry out administrative tasks:

      an official of a society or other organization who conducts its correspondence and keeps its records:

    • abbreviation

      secretary.
    • noun

      a secretary who deals with the personal and confidential concerns of a business person or public figure.

      a civil servant acting as an aide to a senior government official.

    • noun

      (in the UK) a foreign minister:
    • noun

      a secretary with administrative responsibilities, especially one managing the business affairs and activities of an executive or an organization.
    • noun

      a slender long-legged African bird of prey that feeds on snakes, having a crest likened to a quill pen stuck behind the ear.
    • noun

      a title given to the principal administrator of some organizations.
    • noun

      a person who arranges the social activities of a person or organization.
    • noun

      (in the UK) the Secretary of State in charge of the Home Office.
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