second


second
second
second1 [sek′ənd]
adj.
[ME secunde < OFr < L secundus, following, second < sequi, to follow: see SEQUENT]
1. coming next after the first in order of place or time; 2d or 2nd
2. another; other; additional; supplementary [to take a second helping]
3. being of the same kind as another; resembling a given original [a second Shakespeare]
4. alternate; other [every second day]
5. next below the first in rank, power, value, merit, excellence, etc.
6. inferior; subordinate; secondary
7. Music
a) lower in pitch
b) playing or singing a part that is lower in pitch
n.
1. the next after the first
2. any person, thing, class, place, etc. that is second
3. an article of merchandise that falls below the standard set for first quality
4. [pl.]
a) a kind of coarse flour
b) bread made from this
5. an aide or official assistant, esp. to one of the principals in a duel or boxing match
6. the second forward gear of a transmission: it provides more speed but less torque than first
7. the act or an instance of seconding
8. [pl.] a second helping of something to eat
9. Baseball short for SECOND BASE
10. Music
a) the second tone of an ascending diatonic scale, or a tone one degree above or below any given tone in such a scale
b) the interval between two such tones, or a combination of them
c) the second part in a harmonized composition, esp. the alto
d) an instrument or voice taking this part
vt.
1. to act as an aide or second to; aid; assist
2. to give support or encouragement to; further; reinforce
3. 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
adv.
1. in the second place, rank, group, etc.
2. next to or next after [the second last row]
seconder
n.
second2 [si känd′]
vt.
[< Fr en second, in second position] Brit.
1. to transfer (a military officer) from regular service to special service, civil or military
2. to transfer (an official, employee, etc.) to a temporary assignment
secondment
n.
second3 [sek′ənd]
n.
[ME seconde < ML ( pars minuta) secunda, second (small part): from being a further division (i.e., beyond the minute) < L secundus: see SECOND1]
1.
a) 1/ 60 of a minute of time
b) the basic unit of time in the SI, MKS, CGS, or FPS systems: redefined in 1967 so that it is now based on the periodic oscillations of an atomic clock which uses cesium atoms and has a resonance frequency of 9,192,631,770 hertz: abbrev. s
2. of a minute of angular measurement: symbol, ″
3. a very short period of time; moment; instant
4. a specific point in time

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  • second — second, onde (se gon, gon d ; au XVIIe siècle, Marg. Buffet, Observ. p. 131, regarde comme une faute de prononcer le c comme un g ; au contraire, Chifflet, Gramm. p. 225, dit que le c se prononce comme un g ; le d se lie : un se gon t avis ;… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • second — SECOND, [sec]onde. adj. numeral. Qui est immediatement aprés premier. Dans ce mot & dans ses derivez le C. se prononce comme un G. Il n est pas le premier, il n est que le second. le second livre. le second President. le second Capitaine. la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Second — Sec ond, a. [F., fr. L. secundus second, properly, following, fr. sequi to follow. See {Sue} to follow, and cf. {Secund}.] 1. Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occurring again; another; other.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • second — Ⅰ. second [1] ► ORDINAL NUMBER 1) constituting number two in a sequence; 2nd. 2) subordinate or inferior in position, rank, or importance. 3) (seconds) goods of an inferior quality. 4) (seconds) informal a second course or second helping of food… …   English terms dictionary

  • Second — Sec ond, n. 1. One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power. [1913 Webster] Man An angel s second, nor his second long. Young. [1913 Webster] 2. One who follows or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • SECOND (J.) — SECOND JEAN (1511 1536) Né à La Haye, ce grand poète néo latin de son vrai nom Jean Everaerts est européen par ses voyages, dont ses propres relations nous transmettent l’itinéraire daté. Sa première jeunesse a pour cadre Malines, mais dès 1532… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Second — Sec ond, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seconded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seconding}.] [Cf. F. seconder, L. secundare, from secundus. See {Second}, a.] 1. To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate. [R.] [1913 Webster] In the method of nature, a low… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • second — [adj] next; subordinate additional, alternative, another, double, duplicate, extra, following, further, inferior, lesser, lower, next in order, other, place, repeated, reproduction, runner up, secondary, subsequent, succeeding, supporting, twin,… …   New thesaurus

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