Definitions for secondˈsɛk ənd

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  1. second, sec, s(noun)

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

  2. moment, mo, minute, second, bit(noun)

    an indefinitely short time

    "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"

  3. second base, second(noun)

    the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield

  4. moment, minute, second, instant(noun)

    a particular point in time

    "the moment he arrived the party began"

  5. second(noun)

    following the first in an ordering or series

    "he came in a close second"

  6. second, arcsecond(noun)

    a 60th part of a minute of arc

    "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"

  7. second(noun)

    the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match

  8. second, secondment, endorsement, indorsement(noun)

    a speech seconding a motion

    "do I hear a second?"

  9. second gear, second(noun)

    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"

  10. irregular, second(adj)

    merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name

  11. second, 2nd, 2d(adj)

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

  12. second(verb)

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

    "second flute"; "the second violins"

  13. second, back, endorse, indorse(verb)

    give support or one's approval to

    "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"

  14. second(adverb)

    transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment

    "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"

  15. second, secondly(adverb)

    in the second place

    "second, we must consider the economy"

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  1. Second(n.)

    (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.

  2. Origin: [F. seconde. See Second, a.]

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Second(adj)

    immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other

  2. Second(adj)

    next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior

  3. Second(adj)

    being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a protype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge

  4. Second(noun)

    one who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power

  5. Second(noun)

    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

  6. Second(noun)

    aid; assistance; help

  7. Second(noun)

    an article of merchandise of a grade inferior to the best; esp., a coarse or inferior kind of flour

  8. Second(adj)

    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

  9. Second(adj)

    in the duodecimal system of mensuration, the twelfth part of an inch or prime; a line. See Inch, and Prime, n., 8

  10. Second(noun)

    the interval between any tone and the tone which is represented on the degree of the staff next above it

  11. Second(noun)

    the second part in a concerted piece; -- often popularly applied to the alto

  12. Second(adj)

    to follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate

  13. Second(adj)

    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

  14. Second(adj)

    specifically, to support, as a motion or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer

  15. Origin: [F., fr. L. secundus second, properly, following, fr. sequi to follow. See Sue to follow, and cf. Secund.]

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  1. Second

    The second is the base unit of time in the International System of Units and is also a unit of time in other systems of measurement it is the second division of the hour by sixty, the first division by 60 being the minute. Between 1000 and 1960 the second was defined as 1/86,400 of a mean solar day. Between 1960 and 1967, it was defined in terms of the period of the Earth's orbit around the Sun in 1900, but it is now defined more precisely in atomic terms. Seconds may be measured using mechanical, electric or atomic clocks. Astronomical observations of the 19th and 20th centuries revealed that the mean solar day is slowly but measurably lengthening and the length of a tropical year is not entirely predictable either; thus the sun–earth motion is no longer considered a suitable basis for definition. With the advent of atomic clocks, it became feasible to define the second based on fundamental properties of nature. Since 1967, the second has been defined to be: SI prefixes are frequently combined with the word second to denote subdivisions of the second, e.g., the millisecond, the microsecond, and the nanosecond. Though SI prefixes may also be used to form multiples of the second such as kilosecond, such units are rarely used in practice. The more common larger non-SI units of time are not formed by powers of ten; instead, the second is multiplied by 60 to form a minute, which is multiplied by 60 to form an hour, which is multiplied by 24 to form a day.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'second' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #228

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'second' in Written Corpus Frequency: #418

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'second' in Nouns Frequency: #459


Translations for second

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  • tweede, sekondeAfrikaans
  • ثانٍ, ثانية, ثانArabic
  • ikinci, saniyəAzerbaijani
  • другі, секундаBelarusian
  • секунда, вториBulgarian
  • দ্বিতীয়, সেকেন্ডBengali
  • daouvet, eil, eilennBreton
  • segona, segon, moment, instantCatalan, Valencian
  • vteřina, druhý, druhá jakost, sekundant, druhák, chvilka, sekunda, úhlová vteřina, okamžikCzech
  • ail, amrantiad, eiliadWelsh
  • anden, sekundavare, sekund, sekundant, støtte, næst-, nummer to, sekundere, bakke op, øjeblikDanish
  • Augenblick, zweiter, Moment, zweite Wahl, Sekundant, SekundeGerman
  • δεύτερη, δευτερόλεπτο, δεύτερος, μάρτυρας, υποστηρίζω, αποσπώ, λεπτό, στιγμήGreek
  • sekundo, duaEsperanto
  • momento, segundo, segunda, secundarSpanish
  • teine, sekund, toetamaEstonian
  • bigarren, segundoBasque
  • ثانیه, دومPersian
  • [[uusi]] mahdollisuus, [[toinen]] [[sija]], hetki, kakkonen, sekunti, toisena, sekunda, [[toinen]] [[mahdollisuus]], toiseksi, kakkossija, kannattaja, kakkospesä, toinen, sekundantti, lisää, kakkoslaatu, avustaja, kakkosvaihde, tukea, komentaa, kannattaa, seurata, kulmasekuntiFinnish
  • sekundFaroese
  • seconde, deux, deuxième, second, soutenir, instant, seconde d'angleFrench
  • twadde, 2e, sekonde, efkesWestern Frisian
  • dara, dóú, cuidigh, soicindIrish
  • dara, dàrna, diog, soiceandScottish Gaelic
  • segundoGalician
  • aravo'iveGuaraní
  • derreyManx
  • שני, דקה, דקות, שניהHebrew
  • दूसरा, सैकण्ड, सैकंडHindi
  • segonnHaitian Creole
  • második, másodperc, segéd, kettes, pillanatHungarian
  • երկրորդ, վայրկյան, երկվայրկյան, պահArmenian
  • secunde, secundarInterlingua
  • kedua, detik, sekonIndonesian
  • duesmaIdo
  • tvíund, annar, sekúndaIcelandic
  • secondo, padrino, appoggiare, sostenere, comandare, distaccare, attimo, momento, assecondare, secondareItalian
  • 二番目, セコンド, 第二, B級品, 秒Japanese
  • მეორე, წამი, სეკუნდიGeorgian
  • секунд, екіншіKazakh
  • ទីពីរ, វិនាទីKhmer
  • 초, 둘째Korean
  • دوه‌م, چرکه‌, سانیهKurdish
  • секунда, экинчиKyrgyz
  • secundum, altrum, momentumLatin
  • zweetLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ທີ່ສອງ, ວິນາທີLao
  • antra, antrasLithuanian
  • otrā, otrais, sekundeLatvian
  • tuarua, hēkenaMāori
  • второстепена стока, секунда, секундант, втор, втора, миг, моментMacedonian
  • രണ്ടാമത്തെMalayalam
  • хоёрдугаар, секунд, хоромMongolian
  • kedua, saat, detikMalay
  • it-tieni, ta' sekonda, sekonda, dalwaqtMaltese
  • ဒုတိယ, စက္ကန့်Burmese
  • tweede, seconde, secondant, secunde, ondersteuner, herkansing, ondersteunen, moment, bijvallenDutch
  • andre, feilvare, sekundant, støtte, sekund, øyeblikkNorwegian
  • naaki góneʼ, tsį́įłgo yilkiłígíí, áłtsʼíísígoNavajo, Navaho
  • sekunda, sekundant, drugiPolish
  • دوهمPashto, Pushto
  • segundo, [[artigo]] [[de segunda]], segunda, instante, momento, apoiar, secundarPortuguese
  • secundaRomansh
  • al doilea, secund, susține, secundăRomanian
  • секунда, второй, секундант, момент, поддерживать, поддержать, командировать, откомандировать, откомандировывать, мигRussian
  • ٻِيو, ٻِي, ٻِيون, سيڪنڊSindhi
  • секунда, други, drugi, sekunda, sekund, секундSerbo-Croatian
  • දෙවැනි, තත්පරයSinhala, Sinhalese
  • sekunda, druhý, vyjadriť súhlas, podporiťSlovak
  • drúgi, sekunda, sekundantSlovene
  • ilbiriqsiSomali
  • dytë, sekondëAlbanian
  • detikSundanese
  • andra, andrahandsvara, sekund, sekond, tvåan, stödjande, utskottsvara, sekundant, bågsekund, sekundera, stödja, bifalla, instämma, ögonblickSwedish
  • sekunde, ya piliSwahili
  • நொடி, வினாடிTamil
  • సెకను, రెండోరకం, రెండవ, క్షణం, సెకండుTelugu
  • дуюм, сонияTajik
  • ที่สอง, วินาทีThai
  • ikinji, sekuntTurkmen
  • ikalawaTagalog
  • ikinci, saniyeTurkish
  • икенче, секундTatar
  • ئىككىنچى, سېكۇنتUyghur, Uighur
  • другий, секундаUkrainian
  • دوسرا, سیکنڈUrdu
  • sekund, ikkinchi, soniyaUzbek
  • giây, thứ, hai, thứ nhì, tán thành, ủng hộVietnamese
  • telid, sekunVolapük
  • saaWolof
  • צווייט, סעקונדעYiddish

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