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Definition 1: a desk used for writing - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for secretary in the sense of this definition

(secretary is a kind of ...) a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments

Definition 2: an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for secretary in the sense of this definition

(secretary is a kind of ...) a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"my invaluable assistant" "they hired additional help to finish the work"

(... is a kind of secretary ) a secretary having administrative duties and responsibilities

(... is a kind of secretary ) a secretary whose main duty is to answer the telephone and receive visitors

(... is a kind of secretary ) a personal secretary who handles your social correspondence and appointments

(... is a kind of secretary ) someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)

Definition 3: a person who is head of an administrative department of government - [noun denoting person]

(secretary is a kind of ...) a person who is in charge

"the head of the whole operation"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Veterans Affairs

"Bush appointed Edward J. Derwinski as the first Secretary of Veterans Affairs"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Transportation

"Johnson appointed Alan S. Boyd as the first Transportation Secretary"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Treasury Department

"Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Interior Department

"President Taylor appointed Thomas Ewing as the first Secretary of the Interior"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of State

"the first Secretary of State was Thomas Jefferson"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Labor

"the first Labor Secretary was William B. Wilson who was appointed by President Wilson"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

"the first Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was Robert C. Weaver who was appointed by Johnson"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Health and Human Services

"the first Secretary of Health and Human Services was Patricia Roberts Harris who was appointed by Carter"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Energy

"the first Secretary of Energy was James R. Schlesinger who was appointed by Carter"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Education

"Carter appointed Shirley Hufstedler as the first Secretary of Education"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Defense Department

"the first Defense Secretary was James V. Forrestal who was appointed by Truman"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Commerce

"the first Commerce Secretary was William C. Redfield who was appointed by Wilson"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Agriculture

"the first Secretary of Agriculture was Norman J. Colman, who was appointed by Cleveland"

(... is a kind of secretary ) the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department

"Edmund Randolph was the first Attorney General, appointed by President Washington"

(... is a kind of secretary ) a secretary immediately subordinate to the head of a department of government

Definition 4: a person to whom a secret is entrusted - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for secretary in the sense of this definition

(secretary is a kind of ...) someone to whom private matters are confided

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