HyperDic: second

English > 15 senses of the word second:
ADJECTIVEallsecond, 2nd, 2dcoming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude / magnitude
allseconda part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first
NOUNtimesecond, sec, s1/60 of a minute
timesecond, moment, mo, minute, bitan indefinitely short time
actsecond, second basethe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
timesecond, moment, minute, instanta particular point in time
relationsecondfollowing the first in an ordering or series
quantitysecond, arcseconda 60th part of a minute of arc
person secondthe official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
communicationsecond, secondment, endorsement, indorsementa speech seconding a motion
artifactsecond, second gearthe gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
artifactsecond, irregularmerchandise that has imperfections
ADVERBallsecond, secondlyin the second place
VERBsocialsecond, back, endorse, indorsegive support or one's approval to
socialsecondtransfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
second > pronunciation
Soundsseh'kahn; seh'kahnd
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
abandoned ... Zealand: 132 rhymes with ahnd...
English > second: 15 senses > adjective 1
MeaningComing next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude / magnitude.
Synonyms2nd, 2d
BroaderordinalBeing or denoting a numerical order in a series
Spanishsegundo
Catalansegon
Nounssecondfollowing the first in an ordering or series
English > second: 15 senses > adjective 2
MeaningA part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first.
Examples
  • "second flute"
  • "the second violins"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
OppositefirstHighest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections
Spanishsegundo
Catalansegon
English > second: 15 senses > noun 1, time
Meaning1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.
Synonymssec, s
Part ofminute, minA unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
Partsmillisecond, msecOne thousandth (10^-3) of a second
Narrowerleap secondA second (as measured by an atomic clock) added to or subtracted from Greenwich Mean Time in order to compensate for slowing in the Earth's rotation
Broadertime unit, unit of timeA unit for measuring time periods
Spanishsegundo, s
Catalansegon, s
English > second: 15 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningAn indefinitely short time.
Synonymsmoment, mo, minute, bit
Narrowerblink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minuteA very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
BroadertimeAn indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
Spanishinstante, minuto, momento, segundo
Catalaninstant, minut, moment, segon
English > second: 15 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield.
Synonymsecond base
Member ofbaseball teamA team that plays baseball
Broaderposition(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
Spanishsegunda base, segundo
Catalansegona base
English > second: 15 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningA particular point in time.
Synonymsmoment, minute, instant
Narrowerclimax, culminationThe decisive moment in a novel or play
eleventh hour, last minuteThe latest possible moment
moment of truthA crucial moment on which much depends
moment of truthThe moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
pinpointA very brief moment
psychological momentThe most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect
timeA suitable moment
Broaderpoint, point in timeAn instant of time
Spanishinstante, minuto, momento
Catalaninstant, moment
English > second: 15 senses > noun 5, relation
MeaningFollowing the first in an ordering or series.
Example"he came in a close second"
NarrowerlatterThe second of two or the second mentioned of two
Broaderrankrelative status
Spanishsegundo
Catalansegon
Adjectivessecondcoming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude / magnitude
English > second: 15 senses > noun 6, quantity
MeaningA 60th part of a minute of arc.
Example"the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
Synonymarcsecond
Part ofminute, arcminute, minute of arcA unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
Broaderangular unitA unit of measurement for angles
Spanishsegundo de arco, segundo
Catalansegon
English > second: 15 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningThe official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match.
Broaderattendant, attender, tendersomeone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
Spanishpadrino
English > second: 15 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningA speech seconding a motion.
Example"do I hear a second?"
Synonymssecondment, endorsement, indorsement
BroaderagreementThe verbal / verbal / verbal act of agreeing / agreeing / agreeing
Spanishaprobación, endoso
Verbssecondgive support or one's approval to
English > second: 15 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningThe gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle.
Example"he had to shift down into second to make the hill"
Synonymsecond gear
Part ofmotor vehicle, automotive vehicleA self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
Broadergear, gear mechanismA mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
Spanishsegunda
Catalansegona
English > second: 15 senses > noun 10, artifact
Meaningmerchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name.
Synonymirregular
Broadermerchandise, ware, productcommodities offered for sale
English > second: 15 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn the second place.
Example"second, we must consider the economy"
Synonymsecondly
Spanishen segundo lugar, segundamente
Catalanen segon lloc, segon
English > second: 15 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningGive support or one's approval to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I'll second that motion"
Synonymsback, endorse, indorse
Broadersupport, back upGive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
Similar toback, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, supportBe behind
Spanishapoyar, aprobar, endosar, respaldar, secundar
Nounssecond, secondmenta speech seconding a motion
secondersomeone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote
English > second: 15 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningtransfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The officer was seconded for duty overseas"
Broadertransfer, reassigntransfer somebody to a different position or location of work
Nounssecondmentthe detachment of a person from their regular organization for temporary assignment elsewhere

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