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English adjective: second

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


Synonyms2d, 2nd


Similarordinal


Antonymscardinal

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


SamplesSecond flute.
The second violins.


Domain categorymusic


Antonymsfirst


English noun: second

1. second (time) 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites


Synonymss, sec


Broader (hypernym)time unit, unit of time


Narrower (hyponym)leap second


Part holonymmillisecond, msec


Part meronymmin, minute

2. second (time) an indefinitely short time


SamplesWait just a moment.
In a mo.
It only takes a minute.
In just a bit.


Synonymsbit, minute, mo, moment


Broader (hypernym)time


Narrower (hyponym)blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink

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


Synonymssecond base


Broader (hypernym)position


Member meronymbaseball team

4. second (time) a particular point in time


SamplesThe moment he arrived the party began.


Synonymsinstant, minute, moment


Broader (hypernym)point, point in time


Narrower (hyponym)climax, culmination, eleventh hour, last minute, moment of truth, moment of truth, pinpoint, psychological moment, time

5. second following the first in an ordering or series


SamplesHe came in a close second.


Broader (hypernym)rank


Narrower (hyponym)latter

6. second (quantity) a 60th part of a minute of arc


SamplesThe treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here.


Synonymsarcsecond


Broader (hypernym)angular unit


Part meronymarcminute, minute, minute of arc

7. second (person) the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match


Broader (hypernym)attendant, attender, tender

8. second (communication) a speech seconding a motion


SamplesDo I hear a second?.


Synonymsendorsement, indorsement, secondment


Broader (hypernym)agreement

9. second (artifact) the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle


SamplesHe had to shift down into second to make the hill.


Synonymssecond gear


Broader (hypernym)gear, gear mechanism


Part meronymautomotive vehicle, motor vehicle

10. second (artifact) merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name


Synonymsirregular


Broader (hypernym)merchandise, product, ware


English adverb: second

1. second in the second place


SamplesSecond, we must consider the economy.


Synonymssecondly


English verb: second

1. second (social) give support or one's approval to


SamplesI'll second that motion.
I can't back this plan.
Endorse a new project.


Synonymsback, endorse, indorse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)back up, support


Verb groupback, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support

2. second (social) transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment


SamplesThe officer was seconded for duty overseas.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)reassign, transfer









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