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Definitions of second:

part of speech: verb transitive

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, 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 transitive

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

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: adjective

The next in order to the first; next in value, power, excellence, rank, or relationship; inferior.

part of speech: verb

To support or assist; to encourage; to promote.

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: adjective

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

part of speech: noun

One who accompanies another in a duel to direct or support him; a supporter; the sixtieth part of a minute of time or motion; in music, the interval between two succeeding sounds of a scale.

Usage examples for second:

  • One second only for this. "The Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and other impossibilities", Stephen Leacock
  • I asked, for the second time. "The Young Forester", Zane Grey
  • But it was all over in a second "The Mad King", Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Frank looked at him a second "None Other Gods", Robert Hugh Benson
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