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Definitions of second

  1. a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. give support or one's blessing to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the System International d'Unites Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 2nd base Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; "he had to shift down into second to make the hill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. coming next after first; "a second chance"; "the second vice president" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. having the second highest gear ratio; "second gear" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a protype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. One who follows or attends another for his support and aid; a backer; an assistant; specifically, one who acts as another's aid in a duel. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Aid; assistance; help. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. An article of merchandise of a grade inferior to the best; esp., a coarse or inferior kind of flour. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a minute of space, that is, the second regular subdivision of the degree; as, sound moves about 1,140 English feet in a second; five minutes and ten seconds north of this place. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. In the duodecimal system of mensuration, the twelfth part of an inch or prime; a line. See Inch, and Prime, n., 8. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. The interval between any tone and the tone which is represented on the degree of the staff next above it. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To follow or attend for the purpose of assisting; to support; to back; to act as the second of; to assist; to forward; to encourage. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Specifically, to support, as a motion or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The second part in a concerted piece; - often popularly applied to the alto. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Immediately following the first in order of place, or time; next to the first in value, excellence, merit, dignity, or importance; inferior; subordinate; as, a second lieutenant; being of the same kind as another that has gone before; as, a second Brutus; in music, lower in pitch than the main part. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. One who, or that which, is next to the first in place, rank, excellence, or power; one who attends a person who fights a duel; a backer; the one-sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a degree; in music, a part pitched below another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. To act as a supporter of; assist; in parliamentary practice, support, as a motion, etc., by giving formal approval to the proposal of the mover. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Following the first in any order or series. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  38. Immediately following the first: the ordinal of two: next in position: inferior. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. One who or that which follows or is second: one who attends another in a duel or a prize-fight: a supporter: the 60th part of a minute of time, or of a degree. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. To follow: to act as second: to assist: to encourage: to support the mover of a question or resolution. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. Inferior: subordinate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. Next to the first; one who attends another in a duel; a supporter; the one-sixtieth of a minute. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. Next to the first; ordinal of two; inferior. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  44. To support; aid; support a motion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  45. To support; promote. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. Seconder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Next in order after the first. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. Another; other. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Lower in pitch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. The one next after the first. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. An attendant, as in a duel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. The 1/60 of a minute either of time or of angular measure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. The interval between any note and the next above or below on the diatonic scale. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. The second note above the key note. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. The next following the first in order of place or time; next in value, power, dignity, &c.; inferior. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  56. Coarse flour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  57. One or that next the first; one who attends another in a duel; a supporter; the sixtieth part of a minute, or a degree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  58. To follow; to support; to encourage; to support, as a motion or the mover. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  59. The next in order to the first; next in value, power, excellence, rank, or relationship; inferior. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  60. One who accompanies another in a duel to direct or support him; a supporter; the sixtieth part of a minute of time or motion; in music, the interval between two succeeding sounds of a scale. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  61. To support or assist; to encourage; to promote. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  62. The second part in a concerted piece; -- often popularly applied to the alto. mso.anu.edu.au
  63. Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occurring again; another; other. dictgcide_fs
  64. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a prototype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge. dictgcide_fs
  65. A motion in support of another motion which has been moved in a deliberative body; a motion without a second dies without discussion. dictgcide_fs
  66. to support, as a motion{6} or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer. dictgcide_fs
  67. sek'und, adj. immediately following the first: the ordinal of two: next in position: inferior: other: another: favourable.--n. one who, or that which, follows or is second: one who attends another in a duel or a prize-fight: a supporter: the 60th part of a minute of time, or of a degree.--v.t. to follow: to act as second: to assist: to encourage: to support the mover of a question or resolution: (mus.) to sing second to: to put into temporary retirement in the army, as an officer when holding civil office (usually s[=e]cond').--n. SEC'OND-AD'VENTIST, one who lives in expectation of a second coming of Christ to establish a personal kingdom on earth, a premillenarian.--adv. SEC'ONDARILY, in a secondary manner or degree: (B.) secondly.--n. SEC'ONDARINESS.--adj. SEC'ONDARY, following or coming after the first: second in position: inferior: subordinate: deputed.--n. a subordinate: a delegate or deputy.--adjs. SEC'OND-BEST, next to the best: best except one-- (COME OFF SECOND-BEST, to get the worst of a contest); SEC'OND-CLASS, inferior to the first, as a second-class carriage.--ns. SEC'ONDER, one who seconds or supports; SEC'OND-FLOUR, flour of a coarser quality, seconds.--adj. SEC'OND-HAND, received as it were from the hand of a second person: not new: that has been used by another.--n. a hand for marking seconds on a clock or watch.--adv. SEC'ONDLY, in the second place.--ns. SEC'OND-MARK, the character " as the mark in mathematics for a second of arc, in architecture for inches, and as a sign for a second of time; SECON'DO, the lower part in a duet.--adj. SEC'OND-RATE, being second in power, size, rank, quality, or value.--ns. SEC'OND-SIGHT (see SIGHT); SEC'ONDS-PEN'DULUM, a pendulum which makes one oscillation per second of mean time.--SECONDARY EDUCATION, that which is higher than primary or elementary; SECONDARY FORMATION, ROCKS, STRATA, the Mesozoic strata; SECONDARY PLANET, a moon or satellite; SECONDARY SCHOOL, a school for higher education; SECOND CHILDHOOD, a condition of mental weakness often accompanying old age; SECOND COMING, the second coming of Christ, or Second Advent; SECOND COUSIN, the child of a cousin; SECOND ESTATE, the House of Lords; SECOND GUARD, an additional guard to a sword; SECOND STORY, in America, the second range of rooms from the first level, called in England the first floor; SECOND THOUGHTS, reconsideration. [Fr.,--L. secundus--sequi, secutus, to follow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  68. Next after first (the, a, s., often as n. with ellipse of n., esp. = s. day of month; often further defined, as the s. man you meet, was the s. to come; in the s. place, secondly; s.class; s.cabin, s.-class accommodation in passenger-ship; come in, finish, s., be s. in race; s.floor, that two floors above ground floor; s. distance, space in landscape between foreground& background); other besides one or the first, additional, supplementary, (s. advent, return of Christ esp. as preliminary to His expected personal reign on earth, whence second-adventist n.; s. chamber, upper House in bicameral parliament; s. coming, s. advent; s. nature, acquired tendency that has become instinctive, as habit is s. n., self-sacrifice is now s. n. with him; s.self; s.teeth, those of adults, cf. milk-teeth; s.thoughts, opinion or resolution formed on reconsideration; s. wind); of secondary kind, subordinate, derived, unoriginal, imitative, metaphorical, (s. cause, that is itself caused; s. childhood, cousin; s. Daniel, Solomon, &c., person comparable to these; s. fiddle, taking s. part, esp. fig. in play s. fiddle, be of only secondary importance, often to other person; at s. hand, by hearsay, not actual observation &c.; s. intention, sight); s.-best, of s. quality (come off s.-b., get the worst of it); s.-class, of s. or of inferior position or quality (s.-c. passenger, ticket, using, entitling to use of, s.-c. railway-carriage &c.); s.-hand, (of clothes, books, furniture, &c.) bought after use by a previous owner, (of information &c.) taken on another\'s authority& not got by original observation or research; s.-pair back, front, room on s. floor in back, front, of house (up two pairs or flights of stairs); s.-rate, not of superior quality, (of ship, also as n.) rated in s. class. (N.) s. person &c. in race &c. (a good s., close up); s. class in examination for honours, person who takes this; another person or thing besides the previously mentioned or principal, whether regarded as next, inferior, or equal; (Mus.) next tone to given one in diatonic series, interval between or combination of these two, second tone in scale, s. voice or instrument or part in harmony with the air; (pl.) goods of s. quality, esp. coarse flour or bread made from it; supporter chosen by principal in duel or pugilism to see fair play &c.; sixtieth part of a minute of time or angular measurement (see etym.), (loosely) short time (wait a s.); s. of exchange; s.-hand, extra hand in some watches& clocks recording ss.; s.-mark, mark (\") used with s.-figures in statements of angular measurement or time (1 6\' 40\"; 1 h. 37\' 15\"). (Vb) supplement, support, back up, (s. words with deeds; will you s. me if I ask him?); (of member of debating body) give the necessary formal support to (motion &c. or its proposer) by rising with or without speech to show that mover is not isolated, whence seconder n.; (Mil.; usu. second) put (officer) into temporary retirement with a view to staff or other extra-regimental appointment. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  69. s. ballot, electoral met hod by which, if the winner on the first ballot has not polled more than half the votes cast, a second is taken in which only he& the next candidate are eligible; s. division, lower grade of Government clerks. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  70. n. One who follows or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, or the like one who attends another for his support and aid; specifically, one who acts as another's aid in a duel, prize fight, &c.;—the sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a degree;—the interval between any tone and the tone represented on the staff next above it;-the second part in a concerted piece ;—pi. A coarse kind of flour. Cabinet Dictionary

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