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    second - Dictionary definition and meaning for word second

    Definition
    (noun) 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    Synonyms : s , sec
    Definition
    (noun) an indefinitely short time
    Synonyms : bit , minute , mo , moment
    Example Sentence
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit
    Definition
    (noun) the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
    Synonyms : second base
    Definition
    (noun) a particular point in time
    Synonyms : instant , minute , moment
    Example Sentence
    • the moment he arrived the party began
    Definition
    (noun) following the first in an ordering or series
    Example Sentence
    • he came in a close second
    Definition
    (noun) a 60th part of a minute of arc
    Synonyms : arcsecond
    Example Sentence
    • the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here
    Definition
    (noun) the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match Definition
    (noun) a speech seconding a motion
    Example Sentence
    • do I hear a second?
    Definition
    (noun) the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
    Synonyms : second gear
    Example Sentence
    • he had to shift down into second to make the hill
    Definition
    (noun) merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
    Synonyms : irregular
    Definition
    (verb) give support or one's approval to
    Synonyms : back , endorse , indorse
    Example Sentence
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project
    Definition
    (verb) transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
    Example Sentence
    • The officer was seconded for duty overseas
    Definition
    (adj) coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
    Synonyms : 2d , 2nd
    Definition
    (adj) a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first
    Example Sentence
    • second flute
    • the second violins
    Definition
    (adv) in the second place
    Synonyms : secondly
    Example Sentence
    • second, we must consider the economy
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