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Meaning & Definition of Second in English

English

Second

/sɛkənd/

noun

1. 1/60 of a minute

  • The basic unit of time adopted under the systeme international d'unites
    synonym:
  • second
  • ,
  • sec
  • ,
  • s

2. An indefinitely short time

  • "Wait just a moment"
  • "In a mo"
  • "It only takes a minute"
  • "In just a bit"
    synonym:
  • moment
  • ,
  • mo
  • ,
  • minute
  • ,
  • second
  • ,
  • bit

3. The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield

    synonym:
  • second base
  • ,
  • second

4. A particular point in time

  • "The moment he arrived the party began"
    synonym:
  • moment
  • ,
  • minute
  • ,
  • second
  • ,
  • instant

5. Following the first in an ordering or series

  • "He came in a close second"
    synonym:
  • second

6. A 60th part of a minute of arc

  • "The treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
    synonym:
  • second
  • ,
  • arcsecond

7. The official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match

    synonym:
  • second

8. A speech seconding a motion

  • "Do i hear a second?"
    synonym:
  • second
  • ,
  • secondment
  • ,
  • endorsement
  • ,
  • indorsement

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"
    synonym:
  • second gear
  • ,
  • second

10. Merchandise that has imperfections

  • Usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
    synonym:
  • irregular
  • ,
  • second

verb

1. Give support or one's approval to

  • "I'll second that motion"
  • "I can't back this plan"
  • "Endorse a new project"
    synonym:
  • second
  • ,
  • back
  • ,
  • endorse
  • ,
  • indorse

2. Transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment

  • "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"
    synonym:
  • second

adjective

1. Coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude

    synonym:
  • second
  • ,
  • 2nd
  • ,
  • 2d

2. A part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first

  • "Second flute"
  • "The second violins"
    synonym:
  • second

adverb

1. In the second place

  • "Second, we must consider the economy"
    synonym:
  • second
  • ,
  • secondly

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