|1.||[ adjective ] coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude|
|2.||[ noun ] 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the System International d'Unites|
|Related terms:||time_unit leap_second minute millisecond|
|3.||[ adjective ] coming next after first|
"a second chance" "the second vice president"
|4.||[ adverb ] in the second place|
"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|
|Related terms:||position baseball_team|
|7.||[ verb ] transfer somebody to a different position or location of work|
|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|
|12.||[ noun ] a speech seconding a motion|
|Synonyms:||indorsement secondment endorsement|
"do I hear a second?"
|13.||[ adjective ] having the second highest gear ratio|
|14.||[ noun ] a 60th part of a minute of arc|
"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|
"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|