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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
second (adjective)
1.
a) next to the first in place or time - was second in line
b) (1) next to the first in value, excellence, or degree - his second choice of schools
(2) - inferior subordinate was second to none
c) ranking next below the top of a grade or degree in authority or precedence - second mate
d) - alternate other elects a mayor every second year
e) resembling or suggesting a prototype - another a second Thoreau
f) being the forward gear or speed next higher than first in a motor vehicle
2.
relating to or having a part typically subordinate to and lower in pitch than the first part in concerted or ensemble music
second (noun)
1.
a) - see number table
b) one that is next after the first in rank, position, authority, or precedence - the second in line
2.
one that assists or supports another , especially the assistant of a duelist or boxer
3.
a) the musical interval embracing two diatonic degrees
b) a tone at this interval , specifically - supertonic
c) the harmonic combination of two tones a second apart
4.
a) merchandise that is usually slightly flawed and does not meet the manufacturer's standard for firsts or irregulars
b) an article of such merchandise
5.
the act or declaration by which a parliamentary motion is - seconded
6.
a place next below the first in a competition, examination, or contest
7.
- second base
8.
the second forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle
9.
a second helping of food
second (noun)
1.
a) the 60th part of a minute of angular measure
b) the 60th part of a minute of time 1/86,400 part of the mean solar day , specifically the base unit of time in the International System of Units that is equal to the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium-133 atom
2.
an instant of time - moment
second (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to give support or encouragement to - assist
b) to support (a fighting person or group) in combat bring up reinforcements for
2.
a) to support or assist in contention or debate
b) to endorse (a motion or a nomination) so that debate or voting may begin
3.
si-ˈkänd chiefly British to release (as a military officer) from a regularly assigned position for temporary duty with another unit or organization
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
second (noun)
a very small space of time
SYNONIMS:
beat, eyeblink, flash, heartbeat, jiff, jiffy, minute, moment, nanosecond, New York minute, second, shake, split second, trice, twinkle, twinkling, wink
RELATED WORDS:
microsecond; snatch, spurt
NEAR ANTONYMS:
aeon ( eon), age, eternity, forever; infinity, lifetime
second (noun)
something separated from a group or lot for not being as good as the others
SYNONIMS:
discard, reject, rejection, second
RELATED WORDS:
castaway, throwaway; hand-me-down, white elephant; rubbish, scrap, trash, waste
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