Definition of 'secretary'
Image of 'secretary'
© Valeriy Lebedev, shutterstock
Video: pronunciation of 'secretary'
Example sentences containing 'secretary'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The question was whether that would satisfy the foreign secretary. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He argued that the roles of general counsel and company secretary were too often merged at large corporations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The shadow home secretary said Government plans for a fresh look did not go far enough. The Sun (2014)That's why we are determined to strengthen the role of ministers in permanent secretary appointments. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Then the Stoke club secretary was diagnosed with cancer and died within two weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was the club 's temporary secretary earlier in the season and is media officer. The Sun (2015)The shadow business secretary mocked his leader's belief that allowances would encourage couples to tie the knot. The Sun (2009)All these departments have secretaries. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If you are fairly confident, it is worth looking at some letters from top secretaries in your company to see how they are presented. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)Is it right for the business secretary to be'at war' with any business? Times, Sunday Times (2010)It has restructured its board to meet the Combined Code and hired a head of investor relations and company secretary. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Or the permanent secretary at the department for the environment could slip a couple of badgers into his satchel when they are discussing TB. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I've seen or spoken to almost two dozen transport secretaries or ministers since the 1980s. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'secretary'
In Common Usage. secretary is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'secretary'
British English: secretary /ˈsɛkrətrɪ/ NOUN
A secretary is a person who is employed to do office work, such as typing letters or answering phone calls.
- American English: secretary
- Arabic: سِكْرِتير
- Brazilian Portuguese: secretário
- Chinese: 秘书
- Croatian: tajnica
- Czech: sekretářka
- Danish: sekretær
- Dutch: secretaresse
- European Spanish: secretario
- Finnish: sihteeri
- French: secrétaire
- German: Sekretär
- Greek: γραμματέας
- Italian: segretario
- Japanese: 秘書
- Korean: 비서
- Norwegian: sekretær
- Polish: sekretarz
- European Portuguese: secretário
- Romanian: secretară
- Russian: секретарь
- Spanish: secretario
- Swedish: sekreterare
- Thai: เลขานุการ
- Turkish: sekreter
- Ukrainian: секретар
- Vietnamese: thư ký
Nearby words of 'secretary'
Definition of secretary from the Collins English Dictionary
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.