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sec·ond 1

 (sĕk′ənd)
n.
1.
a. A unit of time equal to one sixtieth of a minute.
b. The time needed for a cesium-133 atom to perform 9,192,631,770 complete oscillations. See Table at measurement.
2. A brief interval of time; a moment. See Synonyms at moment.
3. Mathematics A unit of angular measure equal to one sixtieth of a minute. In this sense, also called arcsecond, second of arc.

[Middle English seconde, from Old French, from Medieval Latin (pars minūta) secunda, second (small part), feminine of Latin secundus, second, following; see second2.]

sec·ond 2

 (sĕk′ənd)
adj.
1. Coming next after the first in order, place, rank, time, or quality.
2.
a. Repeating an initial instance: a second chance.
b. Reminiscent of one that is well known: a second George Washington; a second Waterloo.
c. Alternate; other: every second year.
3. Inferior to another; subordinate: second vice president at the bank; a leader second to none.
4. Music
a. Having a lower pitch.
b. Singing or playing a part having a lower range.
5. Having the second-highest ratio. Used of gears in a sequence.
n.
1.
a. The ordinal number matching the number 2 in a series.
b. One of two equal parts.
2. One that is next in order, place, time, or quality after the first.
3. often seconds An article of merchandise of inferior quality.
4. The official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match.
5. Music
a. The interval between consecutive tones on the diatonic scale.
b. A tone separated by this interval from another tone.
c. A combination of two such tones in notation or in harmony.
d. The second part, instrument, or voice in a harmonized composition.
6. An utterance of endorsement, as to a parliamentary motion.
7. The transmission gear or gear ratio used to produce forward speeds higher than those of first and lower than those of third in a motor vehicle.
8. or seconds Informal A second serving of food.
9. Baseball Second base.
tr.v. sec·ond·ed, sec·ond·ing, sec·onds
1.
a. To endorse (a motion or nomination) as a required preliminary to discussion or vote.
b. To support or promote: Her suggestion was seconded by several colleagues.
2. To attend (a duelist or a boxer) as an aide or assistant.
3. (sĭ-kŏnd′) Chiefly British To transfer (a military officer, for example) temporarily.
adv.
1. In the second order, place, or rank: finished second.
2. But for one other; save one: the second highest peak.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin secundus; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

second

(ˈsɛkənd)
adj (usually prenominal)
1. (Mathematics)
a. coming directly after the first in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc; being the ordinal number of two: often written 2nd
b. (as noun): the second in line.
2. rated, graded, or ranked between the first and third levels
3. alternate: every second Thursday.
4. additional; extra: a second opportunity.
5. resembling a person or event from an earlier period of history; unoriginal: a second Wagner.
6. of lower quality; inferior: belonging to the second class.
7. (Automotive Engineering) denoting the lowest but one forward ratio of a gearbox in a motor vehicle
8. (Music, other) music
a. relating to or denoting a musical part, voice, or instrument lower in pitch than another part, voice, or instrument (the first): the second tenors.
b. of or relating to a part, instrument, or instrumentalist regarded as subordinate to another (the first): the second flute.
9. at second hand by hearsay
n
10. (Education) education Brit an honours degree of the second class, usually further divided into an upper and lower designation. Full term: second-class honours degree
11. (Automotive Engineering) the lowest but one forward ratio of a gearbox in a motor vehicle: he changed into second on the bend.
12. (Boxing) (in boxing, duelling, etc) an attendant who looks after a competitor
13. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a speech seconding a motion or the person making it
14. (Music, other) music
a. the interval between one note and another lying next above or below it in the diatonic scale
b. one of two notes constituting such an interval in relation to the other. See also minor4, major14, interval5
15. (Commerce) (plural) goods of inferior quality
16. (plural) informal a second helping of food
17. (Cookery) (plural) the second course of a meal
vb (tr)
18. to give aid or backing to
19. (Boxing) (in boxing, etc) to act as second to (a competitor)
20. (Parliamentary Procedure) to make a speech or otherwise express formal support for (a motion already proposed)
adv
Also: secondly in the second place
sentence connector
Also: secondly as the second point: linking what follows with the previous statement
[C13: via Old French from Latin secundus coming next in order, from sequī to follow]
ˈseconder n

second

(ˈsɛkənd)
n
1. (Units)
a. of a minute of time
b. the basic SI unit of time: the duration of 9 192 631 770 periods of radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of the ground state of caesium-133. Symbol: s
2. (Mathematics) of a minute of angle. Symbol:
3. a very short period of time; moment
[C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin pars minūta secunda the second small part (a minute being the first small part of an hour); see second1]

second

(sɪˈkɒnd)
vb (tr)
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to transfer (an employee) temporarily to another branch, etc
2. (Military) military to transfer (an officer) to another post, often retiring him to a staff or nonregimental position
[C19: from French en second in second rank (or position)]

sec•ond1

(ˈsɛk ənd)

adj.
1. next after the first; being the ordinal number for two.
2. being the latter of two equal parts.
3. next after the first in place, time, or value.
4. next after the first in rank: the second in command.
5. alternate: every second week.
6. inferior.
7. being the lower of two parts for the same instrument or voice: second alto.
8. other; another: a second Solomon.
9. pertaining to the gear transmission ratio at which drive shaft speed is greater than that of low gear but not so great as that of other gears for a given engine crankshaft speed.
n.
10. a second part.
11. the second member of a series.
12. a person who aids or supports another.
13. a person who advises a boxer between rounds or attends a duelist.
14. second gear.
15. Usu., seconds. an additional helping of food.
16. (in parliamentary procedure)
a. a person who expresses formal support of a motion so that it may be discussed or put to a vote.
b. an act or instance of expressing such support.
17. Usu., seconds. goods of less than the highest quality.
v.t.
18. to assist or support.
19. to further or advance, as aims.
20. (in parliamentary procedure) to express formal support of (a motion, proposal, etc.), as a necessary preliminary to further discussion or to voting.
adv.
21. in the second place; secondly: The catcher is batting second.
[1250–1300; Middle English (adj., n., and adv.) < Old French (adj.) < Latin secundus following, next, second, derivative of sec- (base of sequī to follow)]
sec′ond•er, n.
sec′ond•ly, adv.

sec•ond2

(ˈsɛk ənd)

n.
1.
a. the sixtieth part of a minute of time.
b. the base SI unit of time, equalling 9,192,631,770 cycles of radiation in a change in energy level of the cesium atom. Symbol: s; Abbr.: sec
2. a moment or instant: It takes only a second to phone.
3. the sixtieth part of a minute of angular measure, often represented by the sign 〃, as in 30〃, which is read as 30 seconds.
[1350–1400; Middle English seconde < Middle French < Medieval Latin secunda (minūta) second (minute)]

se•cond3

(sɪˈkɒnd)

v.t.
Brit. to transfer (an officer, official, or the like) temporarily to another post.
[1795–1805; < French second, n. use of the adj. in the phrase en second; see second1]

sec·ond

(sĕk′ənd)
1. A unit of time equal to 1/60 of a minute.
2. A unit of angular measurement equal to 1/60 of a minute of arc.
minute, second - Latin minutus, "small," came from minuere, "lessen," and the term pars minuta prima, "first small part," was applied to a 60th of a whole—a minute, originally of a circle and later of an hour; likewise, a second was originally a secunda minuta, a 60th of a 60th.
See also related terms for lessen.

second


Past participle: seconded
Gerund: seconding

Imperative
second
second
Present
I second
you second
he/she/it seconds
we second
you second
they second
Preterite
I seconded
you seconded
he/she/it seconded
we seconded
you seconded
they seconded
Present Continuous
I am seconding
you are seconding
he/she/it is seconding
we are seconding
you are seconding
they are seconding
Present Perfect
I have seconded
you have seconded
he/she/it has seconded
we have seconded
you have seconded
they have seconded
Past Continuous
I was seconding
you were seconding
he/she/it was seconding
we were seconding
you were seconding
they were seconding
Past Perfect
I had seconded
you had seconded
he/she/it had seconded
we had seconded
you had seconded
they had seconded
Future
I will second
you will second
he/she/it will second
we will second
you will second
they will second
Future Perfect
I will have seconded
you will have seconded
he/she/it will have seconded
we will have seconded
you will have seconded
they will have seconded
Future Continuous
I will be seconding
you will be seconding
he/she/it will be seconding
we will be seconding
you will be seconding
they will be seconding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been seconding
you have been seconding
he/she/it has been seconding
we have been seconding
you have been seconding
they have been seconding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been seconding
you will have been seconding
he/she/it will have been seconding
we will have been seconding
you will have been seconding
they will have been seconding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been seconding
you had been seconding
he/she/it had been seconding
we had been seconding
you had been seconding
they had been seconding
Conditional
I would second
you would second
he/she/it would second
we would second
you would second
they would second
Past Conditional
I would have seconded
you would have seconded
he/she/it would have seconded
we would have seconded
you would have seconded
they would have seconded

second


Past participle: seconded
Gerund: seconding

Imperative
second
second
Present
I second
you second
he/she/it seconds
we second
you second
they second
Preterite
I seconded
you seconded
he/she/it seconded
we seconded
you seconded
they seconded
Present Continuous
I am seconding
you are seconding
he/she/it is seconding
we are seconding
you are seconding
they are seconding
Present Perfect
I have seconded
you have seconded
he/she/it has seconded
we have seconded
you have seconded
they have seconded
Past Continuous
I was seconding
you were seconding
he/she/it was seconding
we were seconding
you were seconding
they were seconding
Past Perfect
I had seconded
you had seconded
he/she/it had seconded
we had seconded
you had seconded
they had seconded
Future
I will second
you will second
he/she/it will second
we will second
you will second
they will second
Future Perfect
I will have seconded
you will have seconded
he/she/it will have seconded
we will have seconded
you will have seconded
they will have seconded
Future Continuous
I will be seconding
you will be seconding
he/she/it will be seconding
we will be seconding
you will be seconding
they will be seconding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been seconding
you have been seconding
he/she/it has been seconding
we have been seconding
you have been seconding
they have been seconding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been seconding
you will have been seconding
he/she/it will have been seconding
we will have been seconding
you will have been seconding
they will have been seconding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been seconding
you had been seconding
he/she/it had been seconding
we had been seconding
you had been seconding
they had been seconding
Conditional
I would second
you would second
he/she/it would second
we would second
you would second
they would second
Past Conditional
I would have seconded
you would have seconded
he/she/it would have seconded
we would have seconded
you would have seconded
they would have seconded

second

A unit of time equal to 1⁄60 minute.

Second

One-twelfth of a prime, i.e., one square inch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.second - 1/60 of a minutesecond - 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
min, minute - a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour; "he ran a 4 minute mile"
leap second - a 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
millisecond, msec - one thousandth (10^-3) of a second
2.second - an indefinitely short timesecond - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"
instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, blink of an eye, heartbeat, flash - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
3.second - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball
4.second - a particular point in timesecond - a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
climax, culmination - the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"
eleventh hour, last minute - the latest possible moment; "money became available at the eleventh hour"; "at the last minute the government changed the rules"
moment of truth - a crucial moment on which much depends
moment of truth - the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
pinpoint - a very brief moment; "they were strangers sharing a pinpoint of time together"
time - a suitable moment; "it is time to go"
psychological moment - the most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect
5.second - following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second"
latter - the second of two or the second mentioned of two; "Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today"
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
6.second - a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
angular unit - a unit of measurement for angles
arcminute, minute of arc, minute - a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
7.second - the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
8.second - a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?"
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
9.second - the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehiclesecond - 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"
gear mechanism, gear - a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
10.second - merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
Verb1.second - give support or one's approval tosecond - give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support - be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
back up, support - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
2.second - transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"
reassign, transfer - transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
Adj.1.second - coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitudesecond - coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
2.second - a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
first - highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections; "first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn"
Adv.1.second - in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy"

second

1
adjective
1. next, following, succeeding, subsequent the second day of his visit to Delhi
2. additional, other, further, extra, alternative, repeated Her second attempt proved disastrous.
3. spare, duplicate, alternative, additional, relief, twin, substitute, back-up, reproduction The suitcase contained clean shirts and a second pair of shoes.
4. inferior, secondary, subordinate, supporting, lower, lesser They have to rely on their second string strikers.
plural noun
1. (Informal) more, second helpings, a second helping, a further helping There's seconds if you want them.
2. imperfect goods, rejects, faulty goods, inferior goods, defective goods, flawed goods A new shop selling seconds.
verb
1. support, back, endorse, forward, promote, approve, vote for, go along with, commend, give moral support to He seconded the motion against fox hunting.
second to none the best, the highest, perfect, outstanding, the finest, first-class, first-rate, superlative, pre-eminent, unsurpassed, the most excellent Our scientific research is second to none.

second

2
noun moment, minute, instant, flash, tick (Brit. informal), sec (informal), twinkling, split second, jiffy (informal), trice, twinkling of an eye, two shakes of a lamb's tail (informal), bat of an eye (informal), SEC (S.M.S.) For a few seconds nobody said anything.

second 1

noun
A very brief time:
Informal: jiff, jiffy.
Chiefly British: tick.

second 2

noun
A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
Translations
ثانٍثانَوي الأهَمِيَّهثانيةثَانِيَةثانِيَه
instantmomentsegonsegona
druhýsekundasekundantvteřinavteřinka
sekundsekundantstøtteandenøjeblik
duasekundo
sekundteine
toinenkakkonenkakkoslaatukakkospesäkakkosvaihde
सैकण्ड
sekundadrugi
kettesmásodikmásodpercpillanat
detik
sekúndastyîjatvíundaîstoîarmaîurannar
セコンド二番目二番目の
두 번째의
antraantras
sekundevēl vienszemākas pakāpes-atbalstītbrītiņš
secundasusţine
druhýsekundasekundovať
drugisekundasekundant
andrasekundsekundantsekunderastödja
ที่สองวินาที
ikincisaniyeyardım eden kimseikinci gelen kişi/şeybir saniye
giâytán thànhthứ haiủng hộ

second

1 [ˈsekənd]
A. ADJ
1. (gen) → segundo
they have a second home in Oxfordtienen otra casa en Oxford, en Oxford tienen una segunda vivienda
will you have a second cup?¿quieres otra taza?
give him a second chancedale otra oportunidad
you won't get a second chanceno tendrás otra oportunidad
in second gear (Aut) → en segunda (velocidad)
it's second nature to herlo hace sin pensar
for some of us swimming is not second naturepara muchos de nosotros nadar no es algo que nos salga hacer de forma natural
violence was second nature to himla violencia era parte de su naturaleza
he had practised until it had become second naturehabía practicado hasta que le salía con naturalidad
to ask for a second opinionpedir una segunda opinión
to be/lie in second placeestar/encontrarse en segundo lugar or segunda posición
to have second sighttener clarividencia, ser clarividente
Charles the Second (spoken form) → Carlos Segundo; (written form) → Carlos II
without a or with hardly a second thoughtsin pensarlo dos veces
I didn't give it a second thoughtno volví a pensar en ello
to have second thoughts (about sth/about doing sth)tener sus dudas (sobre algo/si hacer algo)
I'm having second thoughts about hiring himtengo mis dudas sobre si contratarle
on second thoughtspensándolo bien ...
for the second timepor segunda vez
fatherhood second time around has not been easy for himvolver a ser padre no le ha resultado fácil
to be second to noneno tener rival, ser inigualable
Bath is second only to Glasgow as a tourist attractionBath es la atracción turística más popular aparte de Glasgow, sólo Glasgow gana en popularidad a Bath como atracción turística
to get one's second windconseguir recobrar fuerzas
see also floor A
2. (Mus) → segundo
I played second clarinetera segundo clarinete
see also fiddle A1
B. ADV
1. (in race, competition, election) → en segundo lugar
to come/finish secondquedar/llegar en segundo lugar or segunda posición
in popularity polls he came second only to Nelson Mandelaen los sondeos era el segundo más popular por detrás de Nelson Mandela
2. (= secondly) → segundo, en segundo lugar
3. (before superl adj) the second tallest building in the worldel segundo edificio más alto del mundo
the second largest fishel segundo pez en tamaño, el segundo mayor pez
this is the second largest city in Spainocupa la segunda posición entre las ciudades más grandes de España
C. N
1. (in race, competition)
he came a good/poor secondquedó segundo a poca/gran distancia del vencedor
studying for his exams comes a poor second to playing footballprepararse los exámenes no tiene ni de lejos la importancia que tiene jugar al fútbol
I feel I come a poor second in my husband's affections to our baby daughtertengo la sensación de que mi marido vuelca todo su cariño en la pequeña y a mí me tiene olvidada
see also close B1
2. (Aut) → segunda velocidad f
in seconden segunda (velocidad)
3. (= assistant) (in boxing) → segundo m, cuidador m; (in duel) → padrino m
seconds out!¡segundos fuera!
4. (Brit) (Univ)
Lower/Upper Second calificación que ocupa el tercer/segundo lugar en la escala de las que se otorgan con un título universitario DEGREE
5. seconds
5.1. (Comm) → artículos mpl con defecto de fábrica
these dresses are slight secondsestos vestidos tienen pequeños defectos de fábrica
5.2. (Culin) will you have seconds?¿quieres más?
I went back for secondsvolví a repetir
D. VT
1. [+ motion, speaker, nomination] → apoyar, secundar
I'll second thatlo mismo digo yo, estoy completamente de acuerdo
2. [sɪˈkɒnd] [+ employee] → trasladar temporalmente; [+ civil servant] → enviar en comisión de servicios (Sp)
E. CPD second childhood Nsegunda infancia f
he's in his second childhoodestá en su segunda infancia
the Second Coming N (Rel) → el segundo Advenimiento
second generation Nsegunda generación f
second half N (Sport) → segundo tiempo m, segunda parte f (Fin) → segundo semestre m (del año económico)
second house N (Theat) → segunda función f
second language Nsegunda lengua f
English as a second languageinglés como segunda lengua
second lieutenant N (in army) → alférez mf, subteniente mf
second mate, second officer N (in Merchant Navy) → segundo m de a bordo
second mortgage Nsegunda hipoteca f
second person N (Gram) → segunda persona f
the second person singular/pluralla segunda persona del singular/plural
the Second World War Nla Segunda Guerra Mundial
see also cousin

second

2 [ˈsekənd]
A. N (in time, Geog, Math) → segundo m
just a second!, half a second!¡un momento!, ¡momentito! (esp LAm)
I'll be with you in (just) a secondun momento y estoy contigo
in a split seconden un instante, en un abrir y cerrar de ojos
the operation is timed to a split secondla operación está concebida con la mayor precisión en cuanto al tiempo
it won't take a secondes cosa de un segundo, es un segundo nada más
at that very seconden ese mismo instante
B. CPD second hand N [of clock] → segundero m

second

1 [ˈsɛkənd]
adj
(in order, series)deuxième; (of two things)second(e)
on the second page → à la deuxième page
It's his second marriage → C'est son second mariage.
on the second day → le deuxième jour
Cork, Ireland's second city → Cork, la deuxième ville d'Irlande
the second floor (British)le deuxième (étage) (US)le premier (étage)
every second weekend → un week-end sur deux
every second shop → un magasin sur deux
Charles the Second → Charles II
to be in second place (in league table, race)se classer deuxième
to finish in second place (in contest, race)finir à la deuxième place
to take second place (= be less important) → passer après
to take second place to sth (= be less important) → passer après qch
Religion has always taken second place to commerce → La religion est toujours passée après le commerce.
in the second place, ... (= secondly) → en second lieu, ...
to be second to none → être à nul(e) autre pareil(le)
at second hand → par ouï-dire second-hand
(= another) → second(e)
She's like a second mother to him → Elle est comme une seconde mère pour lui.
second home
It's like a second home to me → C'est comme une seconde maison pour moi.
They have a second home in Connecticut
BUT Ils ont une résidence secondaire dans le Connecticut.
to give sb a second chance → donner à qn une seconde chance
to have a second helping → se resservir
a second opinion (gen)un deuxième avis; (from doctor, lawyer)un deuxième avis
to ask for a second opinion (from doctor, specialist)demander un deuxième avis
without a second thought → sans y réfléchir à deux fois
to have second thoughts → hésiter
to have second thoughts about doing sth → hésiter à faire qch
on second thoughts (British) on second thought (US)à la réflexion
adv
(= in second place) → deuxième, en deuxième position
to finish second (in race, contest)terminer deuxième
to arrive second (at party)arriver deuxième
to come second (in race, contest, poll)arriver deuxième, arriver en deuxième position (= be less important) → passer après
(with superlatives)
the second largest city in the United States → la deuxième plus grande ville des États-Unis
the second tallest building in the world → la deuxième plus haute construction au monde
the second most visited region in the country → la deuxième région touristique du pays
(= secondly) → deuxièmement
n
(= unit of time) → seconde f
(= instant) → seconde f
It'll only take a second → Ça va prendre juste une seconde.
just a second! (asking sb to wait)une seconde!
Just a second! I'll come and help you → Une seconde! Je vais venir t'aider.; (stopping sb)
Now, just a second! → Pas si vite!
(= date) the second of March → le deux mars
(in series, position)deuxième mf, second(e) m/f
to finish a close second → être battu de justesse pour la première place
(British) (UNIVERSITY)licence f avec mention
an upper second → une licence avec mention bien
a lower second → une licence avec mention assez bien
(also second gear) → seconde f
(in boxing match)soigneur m; (in duel)second m
(MUSIC) (= interval) → seconde f
vt
[+ motion] → appuyer; [+ proposal, idea] → appuyer
I'll second that! (= I agree) → je suis pour!
seconds npl
(COMMERCE) (= defective articles) → articles mpl de second choix
(= second helping) → rab m
There's seconds if you want them → Il y a du rab si tu en veux.

second

2 [sɪˈkɒnd] vt [+ employee] → détacher

second

:
second ballot
n (Pol) → Stichwahl f
second best
nZweitbeste(r, s); (the) second isn’t good enough for himdas Beste ist gerade gut genug für ihn; I won’t settle for secondich gebe mich nicht mit dem Zweitbesten zufrieden
adv to come off secondes nicht so gut haben; (= come off badly)den kürzeren ziehen
second-best
adjzweitbeste(r, s); she always felt she was secondsie hatte immer das Gefühl, zweite Wahl zu sein; he was always second to his older brotherer stand immer im Schatten seines älteren Bruders; that job was second for himdiese Stelle war eine Ausweichlösung für ihn
second chamber
nzweite Kammer
second childhood
nzweite Kindheit
second class
n (Rail, Post etc) → zweite Klasse
second-class
adj
travel, ticket, carriage, mailzweiter Klasse pred; status, education, treatmentzweitklassig; second degree (Brit Univ) = second1 N e; second stamp Briefmarke für nicht bevorzugt beförderte Briefsendungen; second letter nicht bevorzugt beförderter Brief
adv travelzweiter Klasse; to send something secondetw mit nicht bevorzugter Post schicken
second-class citizen
nBürger(in) m(f)zweiter Klasse
Second Coming
nWiederkunft f
second cousin
nCousin m/Cousine for Kusine fzweiten Grades
second-degree
adj attrzweiten Grades
second-degree burn
nVerbrennung fzweiten Grades

second

:
second-guess
vt
(= predict)vorhersagen, prophezeien; to second somebodyvorhersagen, was jd machen/sagen wird
(US: = criticize) → nachträglich or im Nachhinein kritisieren
second-guesser
n (US) jd, der nachträglich kritisiert, → Besserwisser(in) m(f)
second-guessing
n
(= predicting)Voraus- or Vorhersagen nt
second hand
n (of watch)Sekundenzeiger m
second-hand
adjgebraucht; clothesgetragen, secondhand (esp Comm); (fig) information, knowledgeaus zweiter Hand; a second carein Gebrauchtwagen m; second dealerGebrauchtwarenhändler(in) m(f); (for cars) → Gebrauchtwagenhändler(in) m(f); second valueGebrauchtwert m; second shopSecondhandshop ntor -laden m; second bookshopAntiquariat nt; second market (for cars) → Gebrauchtwagenmarkt m; second smokingpassives Rauchen; there is a thriving second market for thisdas ist auch gebraucht sehr gefragt
advgebraucht, aus zweiter Hand; I only heard it secondich habe es nur aus zweiter Hand
second home
nZweitwohnung f
second language
nZweitsprache f
second lieutenant
nLeutnant m

second

:
second mortgage
nzweite Hypothek; to take out a secondeine zweite Hypothek aufnehmen
second name
nFamilienname m, → Nachname m, → Zuname m
second nature
nzweite Natur; to become second (to somebody)(jdm) in Fleisch und Blut übergehen
second officer
n (Mil) → zweiter Offizier
second person
n (Gram) → zweite Person; the second singular/pluraldie zweite Person Einzahl/Mehrzahl
second-rate
adj (pej)zweitklassig, zweitrangig
second sight
ndas Zweite Gesicht; you must have seconddu musst hellsehen können
second string
n
(= second possibility)zweite Möglichkeit; history/translation is my secondich kann jederzeit auf Geschichte/Übersetzungen als zweite Möglichkeit zurückgreifen; to have a second to one’s bowzwei Eisen im Feuer haben
(esp US Sport) (= player)Ersatzspieler(in) m(f), → Reservespieler(in) m(f); (= team)Ersatzmannschaft f, → Reservemannschaft f
second-string
adj (esp US Sport) → Ersatz-, Reserve-; second teamErsatzmannschaft f, → Reservemannschaft f
second thought
n with hardly or without a secondohne einen weiteren Gedanken, ohne lange or weiter darüber nachzudenken; I didn’t give him/it a secondich habe an ihn/daran überhaupt keinen Gedanken verschwendet; to have seconds about somethingsich (dat)etw anders überlegen; on seconds I decided not todann habe ich mich doch dagegen entschieden; on seconds maybe I’d better do it myselfvielleicht mache ich es, genau besehen, doch lieber selbst
Second World War
n the secondder Zweite Weltkrieg

second

1
adjzweite(r, s); the second floor (Brit) → der zweite Stock; (US) → der erste Stock; a second Goetheein zweiter Goethe; every second housejedes zweite Haus; every second day/Thursdayjeden zweiten Tag/Donnerstag; to be secondZweite(r, s) sein; to be second to noneunübertroffen or unerreicht sein; to be second only to somebody/somethingnur von jdm/etw übertroffen werden; in second place (Sport etc) → an zweiter Stelle; to be or lie in second placeauf dem zweiten Platz sein or liegen; to finish in second placeden zweiten Platz belegen; in the second place (= secondly)zweitens; to be second in the queue (Brit) or line (US) → der/die Zweite in der Schlange sein; to be second in command (Mil) → stellvertretender Kommandeur sein; (fig)der zweite Mann sein; second violinzweite Geige; second tenorzweiter Tenor; the second teethdie zweiten or bleibenden Zähne, das bleibende Gebiss; the Müllers’ second carder Zweitwagen der Müllers; England’s second citydie zweitwichtigste Stadt Englands; she’s like a second mother to mesie ist wie eine Mutter zu mir; will you have a second cup?möchten Sie noch eine Tasse?; I won’t tell you a second timeich sage dir das kein zweites Mal; second time aroundbeim zweiten Mal; to give somebody a second chancejdm eine zweite or noch eine Chance geben; you won’t get a second chancedie Möglichkeit kriegst du so schnell nicht wieder (inf); the second thing he did was (to) get himself a drinkals Zweites holte er sich etwas zu trinken ? fiddle, wind1
adv
(+adj) → zweit-; (+vb) → an zweiter Stelle; the second largest housedas zweitgrößte Haus; the second most common questiondie zweithäufigste Frage, die am zweithäufigsten gestellte Frage; the speaker against a motion always speaks secondder Gegenredner spricht immer als Zweiter; to come/lie second (in race, competition) → Zweite(r) werden/sein; to go or travel second (by rail, bus etc) → zweiter Klasse fahren or reisen
(= secondly)zweitens
vt motion, proposalunterstützen; I’ll second that! (at meeting) → ich unterstütze das; (in general) → (genau) meine Meinung
n
(of time, Math, Sci) → Sekunde f; (inf: = short time) → Augenblick m; just a second!(einen) Augenblick!; it won’t take a secondes dauert nicht lange; I’ll only be a second (or two)ich komme gleich; (= back soon)ich bin gleich wieder da; at that very secondgenau in dem Augenblick
the second (in order) → der/die/das Zweite; (in race, class etc) → der/die Zweite; to come a poor/good secondeinen schlechten/guten zweiten Platz belegen; to come a poor second to somebody/somethingerst an zweiter Stelle nach jdm/etw kommen; Elizabeth the SecondElizabeth die Zweite
(Aut) second (gear)der zweite Gang; to put a/the car into secondden zweiten Gang einlegen; to drive in secondim zweiten Gang or im Zweiten fahren
(Mus: = interval) → Sekunde f
(Brit Univ: = degree) mittlere Noten bei Abschlussprüfungen; he got an upper/a lower second˜ er hat mit Eins bis Zwei/Zwei bis Drei abgeschnitten
(Sport, in duel) → Sekundant m; seconds out!Ring frei!
seconds pl (inf: = second helping) → Nachschlag m (inf); there aren’t any secondses ist nichts mehr da; can I have seconds?kann ich noch etwas nachbekommen?
(Comm) this is a seconddas ist zweite Wahl; seconds are much cheaperWaren zweiter Wahl sind viel billiger

second

2
vt (Brit) → abordnen, abstellen

second

1 [adj, adv, n, vt a ˈsɛknd; vt b sɪˈkɒnd]
1. adjsecondo/a
he's a second Beethoven → è un nuovo Beethoven
give him a second chance → dagli un'altra opportunità
second floor (Brit) → secondo piano (Am) → primo piano
in second gear (Aut) → in seconda
to ask for a second opinion (Med) → chiedere un altro consulto
second person (Gram) → seconda persona
Charles the Second → Carlo II
every second day/week → ogni due giorni/settimane
to be second to none → non essere inferiore a nessuno
to have second thoughts (about doing sth) → avere dei ripensamenti (quanto a fare qc)
we had second thoughts about it → ci abbiamo ripensato
on second thoughts ... → ripensandoci meglio...
2. adv
a. (in race, competition) → al secondo posto
to come second → arrivare secondo/a, piazzarsi al secondo posto
it's the second largest fish I've ever caught → ho preso soltanto un pesce più grosso di questo, finora
b. (secondly) → in secondo luogo, secondo
3. n
a. (Boxing) (in duel) → secondo
b. in second (Aut) → in seconda
c. he came a good second (in race) → è arrivato secondo con un buon tempo
he came a poor second → è arrivato secondo ma con notevole scarto
d. (Brit) (Univ) → laurea con punteggio discreto
e. (Comm) (imperfect goods) seconds nplmerce fsg di seconda scelta
f. (fam) (second helping) seconds nplbis m inv
4. vt
a. (motion, statement) → appoggiare
I'll second that (fig) → l'appoggio, sono a favore
b. (Brit) (employee) → distaccare

second

2 [ˈsɛknd] n (in time) (Geog, Math) → (minuto) secondo
at that very second → (proprio) in quell'istante
just a second! → un attimo!
it won't take a second → ci vuole un attimo

second1

(ˈsekənd) adjective
1. next after, or following, the first in time, place etc. February is the second month of the year; She finished the race in second place.
2. additional or extra. a second house in the country.
3. lesser in importance, quality etc. She's a member of the school's second swimming team.
adverb
next after the first. He came second in the race.
noun
1. a second person, thing etc. You're the second to arrive.
2. a person who supports and helps a person who is fighting in a boxing match etc.
verb
to agree with (something said by a previous speaker), especially to do so formally. He proposed the motion and I seconded it.
ˈsecondary adjective
1. coming after, and at a more advanced level than, primary. secondary education.
2. lesser in importance. a matter of secondary importance.
nounplural ˈsecondaries
a secondary school.
ˈseconder noun
a person who seconds.
ˈsecondly adverb
in the second place. I have two reasons for not buying the house – firstly, it's too big, and secondly it's too far from town.
secondary colours
colours got by mixing primary colours. Orange and purple are secondary colours.
secondary school
a school where subjects are taught at a more advanced level than at primary school.
ˌsecond-ˈbest noun, adjective
next after the best; not the best. She wore her second-best hat; I want your best work – your second-best is not good enough.
ˌsecond-ˈclass adjective
1. of or in the class next after or below the first; not of the very best quality. a second-class restaurant; He gained a second-class honours degree in French.
2. (for) travelling in a part of a train etc that is not as comfortable or luxurious as some other part. a second-class passenger; His ticket is second-class; (also adverb) I'll be travelling second-class.
ˌsecond-ˈhand adjective
previously used by someone else. second-hand clothes.
second lieutenant
a person of the rank below lieutenant. Second Lieutenant Jones.
ˌsecond-ˈrate adjective
inferior. The play was pretty second-rate.
second sight
the power of seeing into the future or into other mysteries. They asked a woman with second sight where the dead body was.
second thoughts
a change of opinion, decision etc. I'm having second thoughts about selling the piano.
at second hand
through or from another person. I heard the news at second hand.
come off second best
to be the loser in a struggle. That cat always comes off second best in a fight.
every second week/month etc
(on or during) alternate weeks, months etc. He comes in every second day.
second to none
better than every other of the same type. As a portrait painter, he is second to none.

second2

(ˈsekənd) noun
1. the sixtieth part of a minute. He ran the race in three minutes and forty-two seconds.
2. a short time. I'll be there in a second.

second

ثانٍ, ثَانِيَة druhý, vteřina anden, sekund Sekunde, zweiter δευτερόλεπτο, δεύτερος segundo kakkonen, toinen deuxième, seconde drugi, sekunda secondo 二番目, 二番目の 두 번째의, 초 seconde, tweede andre, sekund drugi, sekunda segundo второй andra, sekund ที่สอง, วินาที ikinci, saniye giây, thứ hai 第二, 第二的

second

n. segundo;
a. segundo-a;
___ hand smokeinhalación por los no fumadores;
___ smokerfumador ___;
que aunque no fuma absorbe el humo de un fumador cercano;
___ heart sound___ ruido cardíaco.

second

adj segundo; n segundo
References in classic literature ?
Jo led the way, and as if used to waiting on ladies, Laurie drew up a little table, brought a second installment of coffee and ice for Jo, and was so obliging that even particular Meg pronounced him a `nice boy'.
When she had reached a safe distance and was about to turn a corner into a second hallway she stopped and bracing herself with her hands waited, thinking to shake off a trembling fit of weakness that had come upon her.
As for inside baseball, or outside, for that matter, I hardly believe I'd be able to tell third base from the second base, it's so long since I went to a game," proceeded Tom.
Edna Pontellier could not have told why, wishing to go to the beach with Robert, she should in the first place have declined, and in the second place have followed in obedience to one of the two contradictory impulses which impelled her.
The less zealous English thought they conferred a sufficient honor on its unsullied fountains, when they bestowed the name of their reigning prince, the second of the house of Hanover.
Soon after, I returned home to my family with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucke, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.
Carr, so as to leave the second building entirely to the occupation of his daughters as bedroom and boudoir.
It is customary to have two harpoons reposing in the crotch, respectively called the first and second irons.
Oh, come to think of it, you may save yourself the trouble; that other second has informed M.
The second clause of the second section of the second article empowers the President of the United States "to nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other OFFICERS of United States whose appointments are NOT in the Constitution OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, and WHICH SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY LAW.
At the fifty-seventh second the door of the saloon opened; and the pendulum had not beat the sixtieth second when Phileas Fogg appeared, followed by an excited crowd who had forced their way through the club doors, and in his calm voice, said, "Here I am, gentlemen
The secret of it lies in a fallacy, For, assuming that if one thing is or becomes, a second is or becomes, men imagine that, if the second is, the first likewise is or becomes.