what is difference between escritoire and secretary
- scrutoire, scrutore (obsolete)
From French, from escrire, obsolete form of écrire + -oire, indicating a tool or object. Doublet of scriptorium.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɛskɹiˈtwɑː/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌɛskɹɪˈtwɑːɹ/
escritoire (plural escritoires)
- A writing desk with a hinged door that provides the writing surface.
- bureau, secretary
- secretarie (obsolete)
From Medieval Latin secrētārius (“one entrusted with secrets”), from Latin secrētus (“private, secret”), past participle of secernere (“to separate, set apart”), from se- (“apart”) + cernere (“to separate”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɛk.ɹəˌtə.ɹi/, /ˈsɛk.ɹə.tɹi/
- (General American) enPR: sĕk’rətĕrē, IPA(key): /ˈsɛkɹəˌtɛɹi/, [ˈsɛkɹəˌtʰɛɹi]
secretary (plural secretaries)
- (obsolete) Someone entrusted with a secret; a confidant.
- A person who keeps records, takes notes and handles general clerical work.
- (often capitalized) The head of a department of government.
- A managerial or leading position in certain non-profit organizations, such as political parties, trade unions, international organizations.
- (US) A type of desk, secretary desk; a secretaire.
- A secretary bird, a bird of the species Sagittarius serpentarius.
- secretary bird
- secretary desk
secretary (third-person singular simple present secretaries, present participle secretarying, simple past and past participle secretaried)
- (transitive) To serve as a secretary of.
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:secretary.
- secretary in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- secretary in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- secretary at OneLook Dictionary Search