happening or coming next after the first in a series of similar things or people; 2nd
This is the second time it's happened.
Italy scored a second goal just after half-time.
the second of June/June 2nd
He was the second to arrive.
We have one child and are expecting our second in July.
next in order of importance, size, quality, etc. to one other person or thing
Osaka is Japan's second-largest city.
Birmingham, the UK's second city
The spreadsheet application is second only to word processing in terms of popularity.
As a dancer, he is second to none (= nobody is a better dancer than he is) .
another; in addition to one that you already own or use
They have a second home in Tuscany.
after one other person or thing in order or importance
She came second in the marathon.
One of the smaller parties came a close second (= nearly won) .
I agreed to speak second.
He is a writer first and a scientist second.
I came second (to) last (= the one before the last one) in the race.
used to introduce the second of a list of points you want to make in a speech or piece of writing
She did it first because she wanted to, and second because I asked her to.
a unit for measuring time. There are 60 seconds in one minute.
She can run 100 metres in just over 11 seconds.
For several seconds he did not reply.
The light flashes every 5 seconds .
The water flows at about 1.5 metres per second .
a very short time
I'll be with you in a second .
They had finished in/within seconds .
a unit for measuring angles. There are 60 seconds in one minute.
1˚ 6′ 10″ (= one degree, six minutes and ten seconds)
a second amount of the same food that you have just eaten
an item that is sold at a lower price than usual because it is not perfect
one of four or five positions of the gears in a vehicle
When it's icy, move off in second .
二级优等学位（英国大学学位等级，upper second为二级上，较好，lower second为二级下，一般）
a level of university degree at British universities. An upper second is a good degree and a lower second is average.
a person whose role is to help and support sb else, for example in a boxing match or in a formal duel in the past
used to ask sb to wait for a short time
‘Is Mr Burns available?’ ‘Just a second, please, I'll check.’
to wait for a short time
Can you wait a second while I make a call?
used when you have just noticed or remembered sth, or had a sudden idea
Wait a minute─this isn't the right key.
to state officially at a meeting that you support another person's idea, suggestion, etc. so that it can be discussed and/or voted on
Any proposal must be seconded by two other members of the committee.
‘Thank God that's finished.’ ‘I'll second that! (= I agree) ’
to send an employee to another department, office, etc. in order to do a different job for a short period of time
Each year two teachers are seconded to industry for six months.
They met while she was on secondment from the Foreign Office.
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
近义词: second base
merchandise that has imperfections;usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
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
近义词: second gear
a speech seconding a motion
- do I hear a second?
the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
a 60th part of a minute of arc
- the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here
following the first in an ordering or series
- he came in a close second
1/60 of a minute;the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
a particular point in time
- the moment he arrived the party began
an indefinitely short time
- wait just a moment
- in a mo
- it only takes a minute
- in just a bit
transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
- The officer was seconded for duty overseas
give support or one's approval to
- I'll second that motion
- I can't back this plan
- endorse a new project
a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first
- second flute
- the second violins
coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
in the second place
- second, we must consider the economy