a.1.Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occurring again; another; other.
And he slept and dreamed the second time.
- Gen. xli. 5.
2.Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
3.Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a prototype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge.
A Daniel, still say I, a second Daniel!
- Shak.
Second Adventist
See Adventist.
Second cousin
the child of a cousin.
Second-cut file
See under File.
Second distance
(Art) that part of a picture between the foreground and the background; - called also middle ground, or middle distance.
Second estate
(Eng.) the House of Peers.
Second girl
a female house-servant who does the lighter work, as chamber work or waiting on table.
Second intention
See under Intention.
Second story
in America, the second range of rooms from the street level. This, in England, is called the first floor, the one beneath being the ground floor.
Second thought
consideration of a matter following a first impulse or impression; reconsideration.
n.1.One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power.
An angel's second, nor his second long.
- Young.
2.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.
3.Aid; assistance; help.
Give second, and my love
Is everlasting thine.
- J. Fletcher.
4.An article of merchandise of a grade inferior to the best; esp., a coarse or inferior kind of flour.
5.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.
6.In the duodecimal system of mensuration, the twelfth part of an inch or prime; a line. See Inch, and Prime, n., 8.
7.(Mus.) The interval between any tone and the tone which is represented on the degree of the staff next above it.
8.(Parliamentary Procedure) A motion in support of another motion which has been moved in a deliberative body; a motion without a second dies without discussion.
Second hand
the hand which marks the seconds on the dial of a watch or a clock.
v. t.1.To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate.
[imp. & p. p. Seconded; p. pr. & vb. n. Seconding.]
Sin is seconded with sin.
- South.
2.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.
We have supplies to second our attempt.
- Shak.
3.(Parliamentary Procedure) to support, as a motion{6} or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer.
Noun1.Secondsecond - 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
Synonyms: s, sec
2.second - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
Synonyms: minute, moment, bit
3.second - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 2nd base
Synonyms: second base
4.second - a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
Synonyms: moment, instant, minute
5.second - following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second"
6.second - a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
Synonyms: arcsecond
7.second - the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
8.second - a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?"
9.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"
Synonyms: second gear
10.second - merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
Synonyms: irregular
Verb1.second - give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
Synonyms: endorse, indorse, back
2.second - transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"
Adj.1.second - coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
Synonyms: 2d, 2nd
2.second - coming next after first; "a second chance"; "the second vice president"
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"
first - highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections; "first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn"
4.second - having the second highest gear ratio; "second gear"
Adv.1.second - in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy"
Synonyms: secondly

SECOND. A measure equal to one sixtieth part of a minute. Vide Measure.

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