Definitions of second:
  • noun:   a speech seconding a motion
    Example: "Do I hear a second?"
  • noun:   the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
  • noun:   a 60th part of a minute of arc
    Example: "The treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
  • noun:   following the first in an ordering or series
    Example: "He came in a close second"
  • noun:   1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • noun:   the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 2nd base
  • noun:   merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
  • noun:   the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
    Example: "He had to shift down into second to make the hill"
  • noun:   a particular point in time
  • noun:   an indefinitely short time
  • verb:   transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
    Example: "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"
  • verb:   give support or one's approval to
    Example: "I'll second that motion"
  • adjective:   coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
  • adjective:   having the second highest gear ratio
    Example: "Second gear"
  • adjective:   coming next after first
    Example: "A second chance"
  • adjective:   a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first
    Example: "Second flute"
  • adverb:   in the second place
    Example: "Second, we must consider the economy"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #78420)

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