1. [ adjective ] coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
Synonyms: 2d 2nd
Related terms: ordinal
2. [ noun ] 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the System International d'Unites
Synonyms: sec s
Related terms: time_unit leap_second minute millisecond
3. [ adjective ] coming next after first

"a second chance" "the second vice president"

Related terms: intermediate
4. [ adverb ] in the second place
Synonyms: secondly

"second, we must consider the economy"

5. [ noun ] an indefinitely short time
Synonyms: moment minute bit

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

Related terms: time blink_of_an_eye
6. [ noun ] (baseball,sport) the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 2nd base
Synonyms: second_base
Related terms: position baseball_team
7. [ verb ] transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
Synonyms: transfer reassign
Related terms: delegate exchange reassignment
8. [ verb ] transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment

"The officer was seconded for duty overseas"

Related terms: transfer secondment
9. [ noun ] a particular point in time
Synonyms: moment instant minute

"the moment he arrived the party began"

Related terms: point time climax pinpoint eleventh_hour moment_of_truth moment_of_truth psychological_moment
10. [ verb ] give support or one's blessing to
Synonyms: back indorse endorse

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

Related terms: support back backing endorsement subscriber seconder
11. [ noun ] (work,boxing) the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
Related terms: attendant
12. [ noun ] a speech seconding a motion
Synonyms: indorsement secondment endorsement

"do I hear a second?"

Related terms: agreement
13. [ adjective ] having the second highest gear ratio

"second gear"

Related terms: forward
14. [ noun ] a 60th part of a minute of arc
Synonyms: arcsecond

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

Related terms: angular_unit minute
15. [ adjective ] (music) a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first

"second flute" "the second violins"

Related terms: first music
16. [ noun ] following the first in an ordering or series

: "he came in a close second"

Related terms: rank latter
17. [ noun ] the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
Synonyms: second_gear

"he had to shift down into second to make the hill"

Related terms: gear car motor_vehicle
18. [ noun ] (business) merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
Synonyms: irregular
Related terms: merchandise
Similar spelling:   secondo