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Verb
/ˈsekənd/,
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seconds, plural;
  1. Transfer (a military officer or other official or worker) temporarily to other employment or another position
    • - I was seconded to a public relations unit
Noun
  1. A sixtieth of a minute of time, which as the SI unit of time is defined in terms of the natural periodicity of the radiation of a cesium-133 atom

  2. A very short time
    • - his eyes met Charlotte's for a second
  3. A sixtieth of a minute of angular distance

Number (ordinal)
  1. Constituting number two in a sequence; coming after the first in time or order; 2nd
    • - he married for a second time
    • - Herbie was the second of their six children
  2. Secondly (used to introduce a second point or reason)
    • - second, they are lightly regulated; and third, they do business with nonresident clients
  3. Alternating; other
    • - auctions are held every second week
  4. An interval spanning two consecutive notes in a diatonic scale

  5. The note that is higher by this interval than the tonic of a diatonic scale or root of a chord

  6. The second in a sequence of a vehicle's gears
    • - he took the corner in second
  7. Second base

  8. The second grade of a school

  9. A second course or second helping of food at a meal

  10. Denoting someone or something regarded as comparable to or reminiscent of a better-known predecessor
    • - a fear that the conflict would turn into a second Vietnam
  11. An act or instance of seconding

  12. Subordinate or inferior in position, rank, or importance
    • - it was second only to Copenhagen among Baltic ports
    • - he is a writer first and a scientist second
  13. Additional to that already existing, used, or possessed
    • - a second home
    • - French as a second language
  14. The second finisher or position in a race or competition
    • - he finished second
  15. A place in the second-highest grade in an examination, esp. for a degree
    • - she got a first in moral sciences and a second in history
  16. Performing a lower or subordinate of two or more parts for the same instrument or voice
    • - the second violins
  17. Goods of an inferior quality

  18. Coarse flour, or bread made from it

  19. An assistant, in particular

  20. An attendant assisting a combatant in a duel or boxing match


  1. in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy"
  2. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  3. coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
  4. give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
  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. moment: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
  7. The second (SI symbol: s), sometimes abbreviated sec., is the name of a unit of time, and is the International System of Units (SI) base unit of time. It may be measured using a clock.
  8. A minute of arc, or arcminute or minute of angle (MOA), is a unit of angular measurement, equal to one sixtieth (1/60) of one degree. This conversion is recognised for calculations involving SI Units. ...
  9. Second is the second official recording by the metal band Baroness . It was recorded in one session, with the exception of the vocals. The art work was done by Baroness singer John Baizley .
  10. In music, a ninth is a compound interval consisting of an octave plus a second.
  11. As practiced from the 11th to 20th centuries in Western societies, a duel is an engagement in combat between two individuals, with matched weapons in accordance with their combat doctrines. In the modern application, the term is applied to aerial warfare between fighter pilots. ...
  12. In deliberative bodies a second to a proposed motion is an indication that there is at least one person besides the mover that is interested in seeing the motion come before the meeting. It does not necessarily indicate that the seconder favors the motion.
  13. A manufactured item that, though still usable, fails to meet quality control standards; An additional helping of food; The interval between two adjacent notes in a diatonic scale (either or both of them may be raised or lowered from the basic scale via any type of accidental); The second gear ...
  14. (second; s) The fundamental SI unit of time, defined as the period of time equal to the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium-133 atom.
  15. (Seconded) An officer retired upon half-pay (inactive duty). Typically, this happened because a regiment had more officers than were necessary to command the number of soldiers then serving in it.
  16. (Seconded) In British English, this is pronounced SEKonded, not “second-ed”. It’s originally a military term that meant “to be transferred to another department or unit for a period of time”. ...
  17. (SECONDLY) Don't be led astray by what you are told about prices.  Many programs tell you a base price and then add the other items later.  We include all lab services such as ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) and hatching in our quoted price.  We will tell you everything upfront. ...
  18. (Secondly) and somewhat independently, the issue of cp-laws achieved some importance in the philosophy of mind as well. Davidson argued for his anomalous monism on the basis of a stark contrast between homonomic and heteronomic generalizations. ...
  19. (seconds) {CHS}. A cheating technique where the top card of the deck is not dealt. Seconds generally refers to the dealing of the second card from the top of the deck, however, expert cheats, magicians, and dealers can also deal thirds and bottoms. See peeking. ...
  20. (3 seconds) A violation in which an offensive player remains within the key for more than three seconds at a time.
  21. (SECONDS) What you didn't get when your hungry partners got there first.
  22. (Seconds) Crabs that have just turned from a white sign to a pink sign. Pink sign crabs.
  23. (Seconds) Paper that is damaged or has imperfections.
  24. (Seconds) Poor sods who have to go and play cricket against 16-year-olds or the nearly retired in front of three people on council parks, pretending to the coach that they care desperately about it in a bid to be allowed back into the land of the living. ...
  25. (Seconds) Second inhalation of crack from a pipe