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Definitions of second

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To support; aid; support a motion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To support; promote. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. 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.
  6. To support or assist; to encourage; to promote. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Coarse flour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 2nd base Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. Aid; assistance; help. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. An article of merchandise of a grade inferior to the best; esp., a coarse or inferior kind of flour. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The interval between any tone and the tone which is represented on the degree of the staff next above it. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The second part in a concerted piece; - often popularly applied to the alto. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Seconder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The one next after the first. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. An attendant, as in a duel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. The second note above the key note. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. coming next after first; "a second chance"; "the second vice president" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. 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
  35. having the second highest gear ratio; "second gear" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. 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
  37. Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. 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
  44. Specifically, to support, as a motion or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. 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.
  46. Immediately following the first: the ordinal of two: next in position: inferior. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. Next to the first; ordinal of two; inferior. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. Next in order after the first. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. Another; other. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. Lower in pitch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.

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Usage examples for second

  1. Thought the engine was going off for a second – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  2. I am sorry for the poor party of the second part, though. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
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