alphabet

Second

Definition of second:

part of speech: adjective

Immediately following the first: the ordinal of two: next in position: inferior.

part of speech: adjective

Immediately following the first in order of place, or time; next to the first in value, excellence, merit, dignity, or importance; inferior; subordinate; as, a second lieutenant; being of the same kind as another that has gone before; as, a second Brutus; in music, lower in pitch than the main part.

part of speech: verb

To follow: to act as second: to assist: to encourage: to support the mover of a question or resolution.

part of speech: noun

One who or that which follows or is second: one who attends another in a duel or a prize- fight: a supporter: the 60th part of a minute of time, or of a degree.

part of speech: verb

To support; aid; support a motion.

part of speech: adjective

Next to the first; ordinal of two; inferior.

part of speech: noun

One who, or that which, is next to the first in place, rank, excellence, or power; one who attends a person who fights a duel; a backer; the one- sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a degree; in music, a part pitched below another.

part of speech: verb

To act as a supporter of; assist; in parliamentary practice, support, as a motion, etc., by giving formal approval to the proposal of the mover.

part of speech: noun

Next to the first; one who attends another in a duel; a supporter; the one- sixtieth of a minute.

Usage examples for second:

  • Give him a second try. "Ted and the Telephone", Sara Ware Bassett.
  • Why have you come a second time to my help? "The Hero of Garside School", J. Harwood Panting.
  • Come here a second "From the Housetops", George Barr McCutcheon.
  • He went on, but on second thought turned. "The Higher Court", Mary Stewart Daggett.

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