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Definition of Second

Second

  1. Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other.
  2. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
  3. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a protype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge.
  4. One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power.
  5. One who follows or attends another for his support and aid; a backer; an assistant; specifically, one who acts as another's aid in a duel.
  6. Aid; assistance; help.
  7. An article of merchandise of a grade inferior to the best; esp., a coarse or inferior kind of flour.
  8. The sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a minute of space, that is, the second regular subdivision of the degree; as, sound moves about 1,140 English feet in a second; five minutes and ten seconds north of this place.
  9. In the duodecimal system of mensuration, the twelfth part of an inch or prime; a line. See Inch, and Prime, n., 8.
  10. The interval between any tone and the tone which is represented on the degree of the staff next above it.
  11. The second part in a concerted piece; -- often popularly applied to the alto.
  12. To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate.
  13. To follow or attend for the purpose of assisting; to support; to back; to act as the second of; to assist; to forward; to encourage.
  14. Specifically, to support, as a motion or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer.

Second Quotations

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
Nathaniel Branden

It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
John Steinbeck
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Second Translations

second in Afrikaans is tweede
second in Danish is anden, sekund
second in Dutch is tweede
second in Finnish is sekunti, toinen
second in German is zweiten, zweite, zweite, zweiter, zweites
second in Italian is secondo
second in Latin is secundus
second in Norwegian is andre
second in Portuguese is em segundo
second in Spanish is segundo
second in Swedish is sekund, andra
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