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Words Described by "Second"

  1. time
  2. half
  3. edition
  4. part
  5. year
  6. place
  7. day
  8. stage
  9. group
  10. order

Commonly Paired Adjectives

  1. close
  2. first
  3. last
  4. next
  5. post
  6. single
  7. distant
  8. brief
  9. poor
  10. forty

What Google Knows

The second is the unit of time in the International System of Units, historically defined as 1⁄86400 of a day – this factor derived from the division of the day first into 24 hours, then to 60 minutes and finally to 60 seconds each.

Related Definition

  1. second:

    adj Number-two; following after the first one with nothing between them. The ordinal number corresponding to the cardinal number two.

    adj Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.

    adj Being of the same kind as one that has preceded; another.

    adv (with superlative) After the first; at the second rank.

    adv After the first occurrence but before the third.

    n Something that is number two in a series.

    n Something that is next in rank, quality, precedence, position, status, or authority.

    n The place that is next below or after first in a race or contest.

    n (usually in the plural) A manufactured item that, though still usable, fails to meet quality control standards.

    n (usually in the plural) An additional helping of food.

    n A chance or attempt to achieve what should have been done the first time, usually indicating success this time around. (See second-guess.)

    n (music) The interval between two adjacent notes in a diatonic scale (either or both of them may be raised or lowered from the basic scale via any type of accidental).

    n The second gear of an engine.

    n (baseball) Second base.

    n The agent of a party to an honour dispute whose role was to try to resolve the dispute or to make the necessary arrangements for a duel.

    n A Cub Scout appointed to assist the sixer.

    n (informal) A second-class honours degree.

    v (transitive) To agree as a second person to (a proposal), usually to reach a necessary quorum of two. (See under [[#Etymology 3]] for translations.)

    v To follow in the next place; to succeed.

    v (climbing) To climb after a lead climber.

    n One-sixtieth of a minute; the SI unit of time, defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of caesium-133 in a ground state at a temperature of absolute zero and at rest.

    n A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a minute of arc or one part in 3600 of a degree.

    n (informal) A short, indeterminate amount of time.

    v (transitive, UK) To transfer temporarily to alternative employment.

    v (transitive) To assist or support; to back.

    v (transitive) To agree as a second person to (a proposal), usually to reach a necessary quorum of two. (This may come from the English adjective above.)

    v (transitive, music) To accompany by singing as the second performer.

    n One who supports another in a contest or combat, such as a dueller's assistant.

    n One who supports or seconds a motion, or the act itself, as required in certain meetings to pass judgement etc.

    n (obsolete) Aid; assistance; help.