Associations to the word «Second»

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SECOND, adjective. Number-two; following after the first one with nothing between them. The ordinal number corresponding to the cardinal number two.
SECOND, adjective. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
SECOND, adjective. Being of the same kind as one that has preceded; another.
SECOND, adverb. (with superlative) At the second rank.
SECOND, adverb. After the first occurrence but before the third occurrence.
SECOND, noun. One that is number two in a series.
SECOND, noun. One that is next in rank, quality, precedence, position, status, or authority.
SECOND, noun. The place that is next below first in a race or contest.
SECOND, noun. (usually in the plural) A manufactured item that, though still usable, fails to meet quality control standards.
SECOND, noun. (usually in the plural) An additional helping of food.
SECOND, noun. A chance or attempt to achieve what should have been done the first time, usually indicating success this time around. (See second-guess.)
SECOND, noun. (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).
SECOND, noun. The second gear of an engine.
SECOND, noun. (baseball) Second base.
SECOND, verb. (transitive) To agree as a second person to (a proposal), usually to reach a necessary quorum of two. (See under #Etymology 3 for translations.)
SECOND, verb. To follow in the next place; to succeed.
SECOND, verb. (climbing) To climb after a lead climber.
SECOND, noun. 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; one-sixtieth of a minute.
SECOND, noun. A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a minute of arc or one part in 3600 of a degree.
SECOND, noun. A short, indeterminate amount of time.
SECOND, verb. (transitive) (UK) To transfer temporarily to alternative employment.
SECOND, verb. (transitive) To assist or support; to back.
SECOND, verb. (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.)
SECOND, noun. One who supports another in a contest or combat, such as a dueller's assistant.
SECOND, noun. One who agrees in addition, or such a motion, as required in certain meetings to pass judgement etc.
SECOND, noun. (obsolete) Aid; assistance; help.
SECOND ACT, noun. Something a person devotes his life to later in life, after retiring or quitting his original occupation
SECOND AMENDMENT, proper noun. The amendment to the constitution of the United States pertaining to the right to keep and bear arms.
SECOND BANANA, noun. (idiomatic) A comedian who plays a secondary or supporting role, especially as straight man and traditionally in vaudeville or burlesque theatre.
SECOND BANANA, noun. (idiomatic) A person who serves in a supporting, secondary, or subsidiary capacity; an assistant.
SECOND BANANAS, noun. Plural of second banana
SECOND BASE, noun. (baseball) The base opposite home plate in a baseball infield.
SECOND BASE, noun. (colloquial) Touching a woman's breast.
SECOND BASEMAN, noun. (baseball) The infield defensive player that stands between the first baseman and the shortstop, normally on the right field side of second base.
SECOND BASEMEN, noun. Plural of second baseman
SECOND BASES, noun. (rare) plural of second base
SECOND CHILDHOOD, noun. (idiomatic) The period or state of cognitive decline of an elderly person, characterized by childlike judgment and behavior.
SECOND CHILDHOOD, noun. (idiomatic) A childlike state in any adult, resulting from mental illness, trauma, or other conditions.
SECOND CLASS, adjective. Alternative spelling of second-class
SECOND CLASS, proper noun. The second-lowest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, between tenderfoot and first class
SECOND COMING, noun. (Christianity) The prophesied return of Jesus Christ.
SECOND COMING, proper noun. Alternative letter-case form of second coming
SECOND CONDITIONAL, noun. (grammar) A structure used to talk about improbable or impossible events in the present or future, containing and "if" clause and a main clause.
SECOND COUNTABLE, adjective. (of a topological space) Having a countable base for its topology.
SECOND COUSIN, noun. A grandchild of a grandparent's sibling. A grandnephew or grandniece of a grandparent.
SECOND COUSIN, noun. A child of a parent's first cousin.
SECOND COUSIN, noun. A person who shares common great-grandparents, but grandparents and parents are different.
SECOND COUSIN ONCE REMOVED, noun. Son or daughter of a second cousin.
SECOND COUSIN ONCE REMOVED, noun. Second cousin of a father or mother.
SECOND COUSINS, noun. Plural of second cousin
SECOND DISTANCE, noun. (fine art) That part of a picture between the foreground and the background; the middle distance.
SECOND DOWN, noun. (American football) The second down in a series that has a maximum of four downs.
SECOND FIDDLE, noun. (music) A fiddle part in harmony to the first fiddle.
SECOND FIDDLE, noun. (music) The person playing second fiddle.
SECOND FIDDLE, noun. (idiomatic) A sidekick or subordinate, or the role of such a person.
SECOND FIDDLES, noun. Plural of second fiddle
SECOND FREEDOM RIGHTS, noun. The right of an airliner of one country to land in another country for technical reasons such as refueling and maintenance.
SECOND FRENCH EMPIRE, proper noun. French empire ruled by Napoleon III from 1852 to 1870.
SECOND FROM LAST, adjective. (uncommon) Alternative form of second to last
SECOND GEAR, noun. The second lowest gearing available from a gearbox.
SECOND GEAR, noun. (idiomatic) (figuratively) Mediocre, sluggish performance.
SECOND GEARS, noun. Plural of second gear
SECOND GIRL, noun. (historical) A female house-servant responsible for relatively light work, such as chamber-work or waiting at table.
SECOND GRADE, noun. (US) (education) The period in school that comes after first grade and before third grade.
SECOND GRADES, noun. Plural of second grade
SECOND GUESS, verb. Alternative spelling of second-guess
SECOND GUESSED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of second guess
SECOND GUESSER, noun. A person who second guesses.
SECOND GUESSERS, noun. Plural of second guesser
SECOND GUESSES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of second guess
SECOND GUESSING, verb. Present participle of second guess
SECOND HALF, noun. (sports) The period of play after half time, as opposed to the first half
SECOND HALVES, noun. Plural of second half
SECOND HAND, adjective. Alternative form of secondhand
SECOND HAND, noun. On a clock or watch, the hand or pointer that shows the number of seconds that have passed.
SECOND HANDS, noun. Plural of second hand
SECOND HELPING, noun. A second portion of the same thing. Usually of food.
SECOND HELPINGS, noun. Plural of second helping
SECOND HOME, noun. Vacation home
SECOND HOME, noun. Pied-à-terre
SECOND HOME, noun. A home of a close relative or friend where one spends a great deal of time or feels welcome.
SECOND HOME, noun. Any place where one spends a great deal of time away from one's primary home, such as an office, a remote town or a foreign country.
SECOND HOMES, noun. Plural of second home
SECOND IMPACT SYNDROME, noun. A rapid and severe brain swelling caused by a second concussion before a first has sufficiently healed, such as may occur after suffering two concussions during the same sports match, which has catastrophic results and may cause death or permanent disability
SECOND IMPACT SYNDROMES, noun. Plural of second impact syndrome
SECOND IMPERATIVE, noun. (Latin grammar) (uncountable) The future imperative mood (second- and third-person forms possible); indicating a command that is to be carried out both now and in future.
SECOND IMPERATIVE, noun. (grammar) (countable) A verb form in the second imperative.
SECOND IMPERATIVES, noun. Plural of second imperative
SECOND IN COMMAND, noun. Alternative spelling of second-in-command
SECOND INVERSION, noun. (music) a position of a chord when the fifth of the chord is the lowest note
SECOND INVERSIONS, noun. Plural of second inversion
SECOND ISLAND CHAIN, proper noun. (politics) The next chain of archipelagos out from the East Asian continental mainland coast, beyond the first island chain. Principally composed of the Bonin Islands, Marianas Islands, Caroline Islands; from Honshu to New Guinea.
SECOND JOINT, noun. The upper joint of the leg of a fowl, especially when used as food
SECOND JOINTS, noun. Plural of second joint
SECOND LANGUAGE, noun. A language that is spoken by someone but is not their mother tongue.
SECOND LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of second language
SECOND LAST, adjective. (dated) Penultimate, next to last, immediately preceding the end of a sequence, list, etc.
SECOND LIEUTENANT, noun. The lowest rank of a commissioned army officer, below a lieutenant.
SECOND LIEUTENANT, noun. The lowest rank of a commissioned officer in the United States Army, United States Air Force, or United States Marine Corps, below a first lieutenant. The rank of second lieutenant is equivalent to the naval rank of ensign.
SECOND LIEUTENANTS, noun. Plural of second lieutenant
SECOND LINE, noun. (New Orleans) The group of dancers, musicians and performers who are the second part of a traditional New Orleans parade (after the main group passes by), originally only for funerals but more recently as part of any celebration; the style of music associated with these parades, a direct ancestor of jazz.
SECOND MESSENGER, noun. (biochemistry) Any substance used to transmit a signal within a cell, especially one which triggers a cascade of events by activating cellular components
SECOND MOMENT OF AREA, noun. (engineering) A measure of a body's resistance to bending; second moment of inertia.
SECOND MOMENT OF INERTIA, noun. (engineering) A measure of a body's resistance to bending; second moment of area.
SECOND MOMENTS OF AREA, noun. Plural of second moment of area
SECOND MOMENTS OF INERTIA, noun. Plural of second moment of inertia
SECOND NAME, noun. Surname
SECOND NAME, noun. Middle name, second forename
SECOND NAMES, noun. Plural of second name
SECOND NATURE, noun. (idiomatic) A mindset, skill, or type of behavior so ingrained through habit or practice that it seems natural, automatic, or without a basis in conscious thought.
SECOND NEW BALL, noun. (cricket) The first replacement new ball in an innings; in Test cricket, usually taken after 80 overs.
SECOND NORMAL FORM, noun. (databases) A stage in the normalization of a relational database in which it is in first normal form and every non-key attribute is dependent upon the entire primary key.
SECOND OF ARC, noun. An angle, one sixtieth (1/60th) of a minute of arc or one 3600th of a degree.
SECOND OFFICER, noun. The flight engineer of an aircraft.
SECOND OPINION, noun. An appraisal or diagnosis by a knowledgeable professional, such as a lawyer or physician, who has been consulted in order to confirm or disconfirm the advice or view of another person previously consulted.
SECOND OPINIONS, noun. Plural of second opinion
SECOND ORDER STREAM, noun. A stream formed by the confluence of two first order streams, or of a first order stream and a second order stream
SECOND PALATALIZATION, noun. (Slavic linguistics) A sound change occurring in Proto-Slavic, which caused palatalization of velar consonants under certain circumstances, resulting in the hushing sounds c , s or š , and (d)z .
SECOND PERSON, noun. In grammar, the form of a verb used when the subject of a sentence is the audience. In English, the second person is used with the pronouns thou and you. In many languages the singular, applying to one person, and plural, applying to several people, are distinct.
SECOND PERSON, noun. A form of narrative writing using verbs in the second person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to the reader.
SECOND RATE, noun. Alternative spelling of second-rate
SECOND RATE, adjective. Alternative spelling of second-rate
SECOND REICH, proper noun. The German Empire from its consolidation in 1871 until the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1918.
SECOND SCREEN, noun. The screen of a mobile device, used to supply additional related content to its user while they are watching television.
SECOND SERVE, noun. (tennis) Another attempt at a service, after a faulty first service.
SECOND SERVES, noun. Plural of second serve
SECOND SERVICE, noun. (tennis) second serve
SECOND SESSION, noun. (cricket) the session of a day's play between lunch and tea
SECOND SHEET, noun. A sheet of paper on which a carbon copy is typically made.
SECOND SIGHT, noun. ESP, an additional sense beyond the five normal ones, clairvoyance.
SECOND SLIP, noun. (cricket) the fielding position between first slip and third slip
SECOND SLIPS, noun. Plural of second slip
SECOND SOUND, noun. (physics) A wave of fluctuating temperature or entropy propagated in the superfluid phase of liquid helium
SECOND STRING, noun. (sport) A unit of players which is considered to have a secondary level of talent and which usually plays after the first string.
SECOND STRING, adjective. (idiomatic) Not as good; of a lower quality or condition.
SECOND THOUGHT, noun. Singular of second thoughts
SECOND THOUGHTS, noun. The process of raising doubt or coming to a different conclusion through further consideration; the doubts or new conclusion resulting from this process.
SECOND TO LAST, adjective. Penultimate, next to last, immediately preceding the end of a sequence or list.
SECOND TO NONE, adjective. As good as the best, as in quality or reputation; inferior to no one else or to nothing else of the same kind.
SECOND TO NONE, noun. (slang) (sometimes capitalized) Heroin.
SECOND UNIT, noun. (cinematography) A separate team that shoots footage that is of secondary importance for the final cut of the motion picture, as opposed to first unit.
SECOND VIOLIN, noun. The second violin part in an orchestral score, generally a harmony to the first violin's melody and generally less technically demanding.
SECOND VIOLINIST, noun. A violinist who is assigned to play the second violin part.
SECOND VIOLINISTS, noun. Plural of second violinist
SECOND WIND, noun. A renewed feeling of energy after a period of activity.
SECOND WORLD, proper noun. Those countries aligned with the East during the Cold War, particularly in contrast to those aligned with the West (First World).
SECOND WORLD WAR, proper noun. World War II.

Dictionary definition

SECOND, noun. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.
SECOND, noun. An indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit".
SECOND, noun. The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield.
SECOND, noun. A particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began".
SECOND, noun. Following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second".
SECOND, noun. A 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here".
SECOND, noun. The official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match.
SECOND, noun. A speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?".
SECOND, noun. 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".
SECOND, noun. Merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name.
SECOND, verb. Give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project".
SECOND, verb. Transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas".
SECOND, adverb. In the second place; "second, we must consider the economy".
SECOND, adjective. Coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude.
SECOND, adjective. A part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins".

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