- n 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
- n an indefinitely short time
- n the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
- n a particular point in time
- n following the first in an ordering or series
he came in a close second
- n a 60th part of a minute of arc
the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here
- n the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
- n a speech seconding a motion
do I hear a second?
- n 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
- n merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
- v give support or one's approval to
I'll second that motion
- v transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
The officer was seconded for duty overseas
- s coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
- a a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first
the second violins
- r in the second place
second, we must consider the economy
- A second outbreak of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease emerged in Britain on Monday night, thwarting early hopes that the highly contagious animal disease could be contained.
- Zap this! TV advertisers try the one-second sell.
- In the second quarter of 2009 alone, sales were down an eye-popping 30% across the company's three name outlets: the flagship Abercrombie brand, which has 567 stores; Hollister, a .
- Martha Coakley in BusinessWeek
It is unconstitutional "for the federal government to decide who is married and to create a system of first- and second-class marriages," state Attorney General Martha Coakley said in a statement.
- Bert van Marwijk in The Associated Press
We had a good first half hour. And we started well in the second half,coach Bert Van Marwijk said. "We should have scored 2-0, 3-0, maybe 4-0 there."
- Rahm Emanuel in Sydney Morning Herald
And I think we can all conclude that Tony Hayward is not going to have a second career in PR [public relations] consulting,Emanuel told ABC's This Week. "This has just been part of a long line of PR gaffes and mistakes."