Second meaning

sĕkənd
Second is defined as a repeat of something you’ve already done.

An example of second is the next trip taken to the buffet.

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A unit of angular measure equal to one sixtieth of a minute.
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The definition of second is the next in order after the first.

An example of someone who is second is the person who finished the race just after the winner.

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To second is to support someone’s nomination or idea.

An example of to second is to support someone’s suggestion and move on to a vote.

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Coming next after the first in order, place, rank, time, or quality.
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A brief interval of time; a moment.
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Inferior to another; subordinate.

Second vice president at the bank; a leader second to none.

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Having the second-highest ratio. Used of gears in a sequence.
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One that is next in order, place, time, or quality after the first.
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An article of merchandise of inferior quality.
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The official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match.
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An utterance of endorsement, as to a parliamentary motion.
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The transmission gear or gear ratio used to produce forward speeds higher than those of first and lower than those of third in a motor vehicle.
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A second serving of food.
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Second base.
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To attend (a duelist or a boxer) as an aide or assistant.
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To transfer (a military officer, for example) temporarily.
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In the second order, place, or rank.

Finished second.

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But for one other; save one.

The second highest peak.

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Coming next after the first in order of place or time; 2d or 2nd.
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Another; other; additional; supplementary.

To take a second helping.

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Being of the same kind as another; resembling a given original.

A second Shakespeare.

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Alternate; other.

Every second day.

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Next below the first in rank, power, value, merit, excellence, etc.
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Inferior; subordinate; secondary.
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The next after the first.
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Any person, thing, class, place, etc. that is second.
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An article of merchandise that falls below the standard set for first quality.
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An aide or official assistant, esp. to one of the principals in a duel or boxing match.
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The second forward gear of a transmission: it provides more speed but less torque than first.
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The act or an instance of seconding.
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A second helping of something to eat.
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To act as an aide or second to; aid; assist.
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To give support or encouragement to; further; reinforce.
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To indicate formally one's approval or support of (a motion, nomination, etc.) as a necessary preliminary to discussion of or a vote on it.
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In the second place, rank, group, etc.
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Just before or just short of the last thing in a series.

The second-last row.

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To transfer (a military officer) from regular service to special service, civil or military.
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To transfer (an official, employee, etc.) to a temporary assignment.
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160 of a minute of angular measurement.
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A very short period of time; moment; instant.
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A specific point in time.
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A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
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A unit of angular measurement, such as longitude or right ascension, equal to1 /60 of a minute of arc.
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One sixtieth ( 1 / 60 ) of a minute.
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In the International Systems of Units (SI), the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium-133 atom.This is the base unit of time for atomic clocks, which are the basis for the UTC time scale and the calibration of other clocks, frequency counters, and frequency standards.This refers to a cesium atom at rest, at sea level, at a temperature of 0 K (0 Kelvin, or absolute zero). This measurement is highly stable, unlike the natural frequency standards such as the rotation of the Earth on its axis, the rotation of the Earth around the sun, and electrical and mechanical vibrations such as pendulums, tuning forks, and vibrations of quartz crystals. See also SI and UTC.
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The ordinal number corresponding to the cardinal number two.
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Number-two; following after the first one with nothing between them.

He lives on Second Street.

The second volume in "The Lord of the Rings" series is called "The Two Towers".

You take the first one, and I'll have the second.

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Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
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Being of the same kind as one that has preceded; another.
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(with superlative) At the second rank.

Saturn is the second largest planet.

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After the first occurrence but before the third occurrence.

He is batting second today.

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One that is number two in a series.
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One that is next in rank, quality, precedence, position, status, or authority.
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The place that is next below first in a race or contest.
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(usually in the plural) A manufactured item that, though still usable, fails to meet quality control standards.

They were discounted because they contained blemishes, nicks or were otherwise factory seconds.

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(usually in the plural) An additional helping of food.

That was good barbecue. I hope I can get seconds.

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Another chance to achieve what should have been done the first time, usually indicating success this time around. (See second-guess.)
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(music) The interval between two adjacent notes in a diatonic scale (either or both of them may be raised or lowered from the basic scale via any type of accidental).
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The second gear of an engine.
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(baseball) Second base.
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The SI unit of time, defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of caesium-133 in a ground state at a temperature of absolute zero and at rest; one-sixtieth of a minute.
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A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a minute of arc or one part in 3600 of a degree.
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A short, indeterminate amount of time.

I'll be there in a second.

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(UK) To transfer temporarily to alternative employment.
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To assist or support; to back.
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To agree as a second person to (a proposal), usually to reach a necessary quorum of two.

I second the motion.

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To follow in the next place; to succeed.
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One who supports another in a contest or combat, such as a dueller's assistant.
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One who agrees in addition, or such a motion, as required in certain meetings to pass judgement etc.

If we want the motion to pass, we will need a second.

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The definition of a second is a small bit of time, with 60 seconds making up one minute.

An example of a second is the time it takes you to say Mississippi.

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Origin of second

  • Middle English seconde from Old French from Medieval Latin (pars minūta) secunda second (small part) feminine of Latin secundus second, following second2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin secundus sekw-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French second, from Latin secundus (“following, next in order"), from root of sequor (“I follow"), from Proto-Indo-European *sekÊ·- (“to follow").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French seconde, from Medieval Latin secunda, short for secunda pars minuta (“second diminished part (of the hour)")

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle French seconder, from Latin secundo (“assist, make favorable")

    From Wiktionary