Definitions of second

  1. 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.
  2. To follow: to act as second: to assist: to encourage: to support the mover of a question or resolution.
  3. To support; aid; support a motion.
  4. To support; promote.
  5. To follow; to support; to encourage; to support, as a motion or the mover.
  6. To support or assist; to encourage; to promote.
  7. Coarse flour.
  8. merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
  9. the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near 2nd base
  10. 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"
  11. the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
  12. following the first in an ordering or series; " he came in a close second"
  13. One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power.
  14. 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.
  15. Aid; assistance; help.
  16. An article of merchandise of a grade inferior to the best; esp., a coarse or inferior kind of flour.
  17. The interval between any tone and the tone which is represented on the degree of the staff next above it.
  18. The second part in a concerted piece; - often popularly applied to the alto.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Next to the first; one who attends another in a duel; a supporter; the one- sixtieth of a minute.
  22. Seconder.
  23. The one next after the first.
  24. An attendant, as in a duel.
  25. The 1/ 60 of a minute either of time or of angular measure.
  26. The interval between any note and the next above or below on the diatonic scale.
  27. The second note above the key note.
  28. One or that next the first; one who attends another in a duel; a supporter; the sixtieth part of a minute, or a degree.
  29. 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.
  30. coming next after first; " a second chance"; " the second vice president"
  31. transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; " The officer was seconded for duty overseas"
  32. give support or one's approval to; " I'll second that motion"; " I can't back this plan"; " endorse a new project"
  33. having the second highest gear ratio; " second gear"
  34. a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; " second flute"; " the second violins"
  35. Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other.
  36. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
  37. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a protype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge.
  38. 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.
  39. In the duodecimal system of mensuration, the twelfth part of an inch or prime; a line. See Inch, and Prime, n., 8.
  40. To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate.
  41. 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.
  42. Specifically, to support, as a motion or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer.
  43. 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.
  44. Immediately following the first: the ordinal of two: next in position: inferior.
  45. Next to the first; ordinal of two; inferior.
  46. Next in order after the first.
  47. Another; other.
  48. Lower in pitch.
  49. The next following the first in order of place or time; next in value, power, dignity, & c.; inferior.
  50. The next in order to the first; next in value, power, excellence, rank, or relationship; inferior.