Definitions for second

Definitions for (noun) second

Main entry: second, second base

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

Main entry: irregular, second

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

Main entry: second, second gear

Definition: the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle

Usage: he had to shift down into second to make the hill

Main entry: indorsement, endorsement, second, secondment

Definition: a speech seconding a motion

Usage: do I hear a second?

Main entry: second

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

Main entry: arcsecond, second

Definition: a 60th part of a minute of arc

Usage: the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here

Main entry: second

Definition: following the first in an ordering or series

Usage: he came in a close second

Main entry: s, sec, second

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

Main entry: minute, moment, second, instant

Definition: a particular point in time

Usage: the moment he arrived the party began

Main entry: second, bit, minute, mo, moment

Definition: an indefinitely short time

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

Definitions for (verb) second

Main entry: second

Definition: transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment

Usage: The officer was seconded for duty overseas

Main entry: indorse, second, endorse, back

Definition: give support or one's approval to

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

Definitions for (adj) second

Main entry: second

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

Usage: second flute; the second violins

Main entry: 2d, 2nd, second

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

Definitions for (adv) second

Main entry: second, secondly

Definition: in the second place

Usage: second, we must consider the economy

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