second lieutenant

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second lieutenant

1. The lowest commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
2. One who holds this rank.
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second lieutenant

(Military) an officer holding the lowest commissioned rank in the armed forces of certain nations
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sec′ond lieuten′ant

an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marines of the lowest commissioned rank. Compare ensign (def. 4).
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Noun1.second lieutenant - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps holding the lowest ranksecond lieutenant - a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps holding the lowest rank
lieutenant - a commissioned military officer
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(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.
next after the first. He came second in the race.
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.
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.
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Two months after his graduation, from the US Military Academy, then 2nd Lt. Eclarin was welcomed to the Philippine Society of West Pointers.
Meanwhile, the variety show highlighted performances from the different Army musical bands and artists such as Ronnie Liang, Julian Trono, Katrina Velarde, The Juans, Shanne Dandan, Jean Kiley, Jem Cubil, Jinky Vidal, Janine Tenoso, Jeric Medina, and 2nd Lt. Matteo Guidicelli.
The Marikina Scene of the Crime Operatives team, led by 2nd Lt. Roy Guevarra recovered a spent cartridge case from the scene.
2nd Lt. Kimberly Jean Lappao, the civil-military operations officer of 25th IB, said six regular members and six partisans of the communist group surrendered to the 25IB headquarters early this month.
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Rita Municipal Police Station's buy-bust operation was conducted in Barangay San Matias and resulted in the arrest of Michael Calvin Lee Bantigui, alias "Mike," 2nd Lt. Chaplain Officer of a non-government organization Transnational Anti-Organized Crime-Intelligence Group (TAOC-IG) ,of Zone 4, Barangay Becuran, Sta.
University of Maryland announced that it had hired a program manager for hate/bias response, as part of a slew of initiatives following the killing of visiting student 2nd Lt. Richard Collins on UMD campus in 2017.
He also announced to attribute a project in Vehari to the name of Martyred 2nd Lt. Abdul Moeed.
Lahore -- Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has strongly condemned the incident of firing at the vehicle of security forces in North Waziristan and expressed a deep sense of grief over the death of 21 year old 2nd Lt. Abdul Moeed and Sepoy Basharat who embraced martyrdom due to the firing.
Other flight members with whom Birks would do much flying in the next few months were 19-year-old Lieutenant William Carroll Hilborn from Alexandria, British Columbia, and 2nd Lt. Gordon Frank Mason Apps from Kent, England.