top secret


Definition of top secret

1 : protected by a high degree of secrecy a top secret weapon a top secret meeting
2a : containing or being information whose unauthorized disclosure could result in exceptionally grave danger to the nation top secret messages — compare confidential, secret
b : of or relating to top secret documents a top secret clearance

Examples of top secret in a Sentence

The mission is top secret.

Recent Examples on the Web

For those familiar with the comic book equivalent of the Marvel Universe, this suggests that another top secret organization is about to make its debut: S.W.O.R.D., which stands for Sentient World Observation and Response Department. Scott Huver, CNN, "'Spider-Man' end credits suggest a cosmic Marvel future really far from home," 3 July 2019 There is also a product partnership with Lively, a progressive lingerie company that is devoted to women and community, and the announcement of a top secret Rag & Bone product collaboration, to be sold at R&B and Nordstrom exclusively this fall. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "Inside Nordstrom Live—The Nation’s Top Sellers on Style, Service, and Seeing Beyond the Sale," 27 Aug. 2018 In an interview with Refinery 29, former Riverdale makeup artist Erin Mackenzie revealed that the logo has a top secret meaning. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "“Riverdale” Makeup Artist Shared How the Southside Serpents Tattoos Are Made," 31 Aug. 2018 Visit the link in my bio for the top secret Cheese Mound recipe and more easy recipes/hosting hacks. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Everything Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Rachel Brosnahan Learned From Hosting Her First Holiday Party," 7 Dec. 2018 The new directives have curtailed access to top secret material and meetings for the more than 30 people affected, including Kushner. Justin Sink,, "Trump Loses Key Loyalist Hope Hicks as Russia Probe, Midterms Loom," 1 Mar. 2018 Proving their impressive undercover skills once again, the night out for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex somehow remained top secret for the duration of their time spent in London's West End. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Took a Secret Date Night to the Theatre," 4 Mar. 2019 The guest list remains top secret, but members of Jonas' family, including his brothers Joe and Kevin and Joe's fiancée Sophie Turner, have already arrived or are currently en route to India. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Miss Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Wedding," 29 Nov. 2018 The July meeting of 30 Northern Virginia officials, Crystal City developers and Amazon’s team at the Stomping Ground was top secret. Shayndi Raice, WSJ, "How Amazon Picked HQ2 and Jilted 236 Cities," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of top secret

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of top secret was in 1944

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English Language Learners Definition of top secret

: kept completely secret by high government officials

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