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Second meaning

second - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. 1/ 60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  2. 2. transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; " The officer was seconded for duty overseas"
  3. 3. give support or one's approval to; " I'll second that motion"; " I can't back this plan"; " endorse a new project"
  4. 4. having the second highest gear ratio; " second gear"
  5. 5. a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; " second flute"; " the second violins"
  6. 6. coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
  7. 7. Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other.
  8. 8. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
  9. 9. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a protype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge.
  10. 10. One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Aid; assistance; help.
  13. 13. An article of merchandise of a grade inferior to the best; esp., a coarse or inferior kind of flour.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. In the duodecimal system of mensuration, the twelfth part of an inch or prime; a line. See Inch, and Prime, n., 8.
  16. 16. The interval between any tone and the tone which is represented on the degree of the staff next above it.
  17. 17. To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Specifically, to support, as a motion or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer.
  20. 20. The second part in a concerted piece; - often popularly applied to the alto.
  21. 21. Next to the first; one who attends another in a duel; a supporter; the one- sixtieth of a minute.
  22. 22. Next to the first; ordinal of two; inferior.
  23. 23. To support; aid; support a motion.

second - examples of usage

  1. No need for a second look. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. It was the Second Mate's. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. " It's gone, Sir," said the Second. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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