the Secret Service

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Secret Service

: a U.S. government department in charge of protecting elected leaders of the U.S. and visiting leaders

Word by Word Definitions

secret play
  1. : kept from knowledge or view : hidden

  2. : marked by the habit of discretion : closemouthed

  3. : working with hidden aims or methods : undercover

  1. : something kept hidden or unexplained : mystery

  2. : something kept from the knowledge of others or shared only confidentially with a few

  3. : a method, formula, or process used in an art or operation and divulged only to those of one's own company or craft : trade secret

service play
  1. : the occupation or function of serving

  2. : employment as a servant

  3. : the work performed by one that serves

  1. : to perform services for: such as

  2. : to repair or provide maintenance for

  3. : to meet interest and sinking fund payments on

  1. : of or relating to the armed services

  2. : used in serving or supplying

  3. : intended for hard or everyday use

  1. : an Old World tree (Sorbus domestica) resembling the related mountain ashes but having larger flowers and larger edible fruit


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