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second

 
Adjective second has 4 senses
  1. second, 2nd, 2d - coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
    Antonym: cardinal (indirect, via ordinal)
  2. second - coming next after first; "a second chance"; "the second vice president"
    Antonym:
    first (indirect, via last, intermediate)
    Antonym: last (indirect, via intermediate, first)
  3. second - a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins"
    Antonym:
    first
  4. second - having the second highest gear ratio; "second gear"
    Antonym:
    reverse (indirect, via forward)
Adverbial second has 1 sense
  1. second, secondly - in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy"
Noun second has 10 senses
  1. second, sec, s - 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    --1 is a kind of time unit, unit of time
    --1 is a part of minute, min
    --1 has parts: millisecond, msec
    --1 has particulars: leap second
  2. moment, minute, second, bit - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
    --2 is a kind of time
    --2 has particulars:
     blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute
  3. second base, second - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 2nd base
    --3 is a kind of position
    --3 is a member of baseball team
  4. moment, minute, second, instant - a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
    --4 is a kind of point, point in time
    --4 has particulars:
     climax, culmination; eleventh hour, last minute; moment of truth; moment of truth; pinpoint; time; psychological moment
  5. second - following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second"
    --5 is a kind of
    rank
    --5 has particulars: latter
  6. second, arcsecond - a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
    --6 is a kind of angular unit
    --6 is a part of minute, arcminute, minute of arc
  7. second - the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
    --7 is a kind of
    attendant, attender, tender
  8. second, secondment, endorsement, indorsement - a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?"
    --8 is a kind of agreement
    Derived form: verb second1
  9. second gear, second - 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"
    --9 is a kind of gear, gear mechanism
    --9 is a part of motor vehicle, automotive vehicle
  10. irregular, second - merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
    --10 is a kind of merchandise, wares, product
Verb second has 2 senses
  1. second, back, endorse, indorse - give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
    --1 is one way to support, back up
    Derived forms: noun second8, noun secondment1, noun seconder1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. second - transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"
    --2 is one way to
    transfer, reassign
    Derived form: noun secondment2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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