top secret

adjective
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of top secret

1 : protected by a high degree of secrecy
  • a top secret weapon
  • a top secret meeting
2 a : 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

  1. The mission is top secret.

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First Known Use of top secret

1944

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of top secret for English Language Learners

  • : kept completely secret by high government officials


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of top secret


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