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  Definition of second
  1. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 2nd base
  2. merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
  3. 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"
  4. a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?"
  5. the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
  6. a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
  7. following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second"
  8. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d''Unites
  9. a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
  10. an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
  11. transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"
  12. give support or one''s approval to; "I''ll second that motion"; "I can''t back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
  13. having the second highest gear ratio; "second gear"
  14. coming next after first; "a second chance"; "the second vice president"
  15. a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins"
  16. coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
  17. in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy"
Similar Words: second base, irregular, second gear, secondment, endorsement, indorsement, arcsecond, sec, s, moment, minute, instant, bit, back, endorse, indorse, 2nd, 2d, secondly


Hyponyms: latter, leap second, climax, culmination, eleventh hour, last minute, moment of truth, pinpoint, time, psychological moment, blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute


Grouped Verbs: back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support


Part Meronyms: motor vehicle, automotive vehicle, minute, arcminute, minute of arc, min


Member Meronyms: baseball team


Derivational Morphology: back, endorse, indorse, secondment, subscriber, endorser, indorser, ratifier, endorsement, indorsement, blurb, backing, backup, championship, patronage, seconder


Language Translations:
Albanian: sekondë   Arabic: ثانية  
Bosnian: sekunda   Breton: eil  
Catalan: segon   Chinese:  
Croatian: sekunda   Danish: anden and nummer to and sekund and sekundant and sekundavare and støtte  
Dutch: bijvallen and secondant and seconde and tweede and tweede keus   Esperanto: dua and sekundo  
Estonian: sekund and teine and toetama   Finnish: hetki and kannattaa and kulmasekunti and sekunda and sekundantti and sekunti and toinen  
French: article and deuxième and seconde   Frisian: twadde  
German: Sekundant and Sekunde and zweite and zweite Wahl and zweiter   Greek: δευτερόλεπτο and δεύτερος and λεπτό  
Hebrew: שני and שניה   Hungarian: második and másodperc  
Icelandic: annar and sekúnda   Indonesian: detik and kedua  
Interlingua: secundar and secunde   Irish: dóú and soicind  
Italian: assecondare and padrino and seconda and secondo   Japanese: セコンド and and 二番目  
Korean:   Latvian: sekunde  
Malay: kedua and saat   Malayalam: രണ്ടാമത്തെ  
Maltese: it-tieni and sekonda and ta' sekonda   Norwegian: andre and feilvare and sekund and sekundant  
Polish: drugi and sekunda   Portuguese: apoiar and artigo de segunda and segundo  
Romanian: secund and susţine   Russian: второй and секунда and секундант  
Slovak: druhý and podporiť   Slovene: drugi and sekunda and sekundant  
Spanish: momento and secundar and segundo   Swedish: andra and andrahandsvara and ögonblick and bifalla and sekund and sekundant  
Telugu: క్షణం and రెండవ and రెండోరకం and సెకండు   Turkish: ikinci and saniye  
Vietnamese: (cái and (người and ủng hộ and giây and giây lát and thứ   Welsh: ail and amrantiad  
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