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Definitions of "second"

  • A unit of time equal to one sixtieth of a minute. noun
  • The time needed for a cesium-133 atom to perform 9,192,631,770 complete oscillations. See Table at measurement. noun
  • A brief interval of time; a moment. See Synonyms at moment. noun
  • Mathematics A unit of angular measure equal to one sixtieth of a minute. noun
  • Coming next after the first in order, place, rank, time, or quality. adjective
  • Repeating an initial instance: a second chance. adjective
  • Reminiscent of one that is well known: a second George Washington; a second Waterloo. adjective
  • Alternate; other: every second year. adjective
  • Inferior to another; subordinate: second vice president at the bank; a leader second to none. adjective
  • Music Having a lower pitch. adjective
  • Music Singing or playing a part having a lower range. adjective
  • Having the second-highest ratio. Used of gears in a sequence. adjective
  • The ordinal number matching the number 2 in a series. noun
  • One of two equal parts. noun
  • One that is next in order, place, time, or quality after the first. noun
  • An article of merchandise of inferior quality. Often used in the plural. noun
  • The official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match. See Synonyms at assistant. noun
  • Music The interval between consecutive tones on the diatonic scale. noun
  • Music A tone separated by this interval from another tone. noun

The word "second" in example sentences

The _first two glumes_ are membranous, ovate-oblong, glabrous, acuminate and shortly awned, the _first glume_ is shorter than the second, 1 - to 3-nerved, the _second glume_ is longer than the first,. [A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses]

And so with all other brave and rightly-trained men; their work is first, their fee second -- very important always, but still _second_.. [The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book]

To prepare the ribs for sale, they are usually cut into pieces that contain two ribs, the first and second ribs being known as the first cut, the third and fourth as _the second_ cut, etc.. [Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 3: Soup; Meat; Poultry and Game; Fish and Shell Fish]

[Footnote 15: The step-and-a-half (augmented second) is "unmelodic" because it is the same size as a _minor third_ and the mind finds it difficult to take in as a _second_ (notes representing it being on adjacent staff-degrees) an interval of the same size as a third.] 1 whole 2 half 3 whole 4 whole 5 whole 6 whole 7 half 8 step step step step step step step. [Music Notation and Terminology]

If "Sweet Bells" had come first, and "Illusion" second, you would have seen this sad falling off in the _second_ book.. [The Giant's Robe]

And so with all other brave and rightly trained men; their work is first, their fee second -- very important always, but still _second_.. [The Crown of Wild Olive also Munera Pulveris; Pre-Raphaelitism; Aratra Pentelici; The Ethics of the Dust; Fiction, Fair and Foul; The Elements of Drawing]

And as His _first_ coming was terminated by His Ascension, so will there be a second Ascension at His _second_. [Memories of Bethany]

Thus, if the tincture of the field should occur a second time, reference is made to it in the formula -- “_of the field_:” or, perhaps more frequently -- “_of the first_;” or, if the tincture that is named second in order in the blazoning be repeated, it is indicated by the expression -- “_of the second_;” and so on.. [The Handbook to English Heraldry]

Although Scripture speaks of a first resurrection and a second death, it makes no mention of a _second resurrection_.. [An Essay on the Scriptural Doctrine of Immortality]

Does anyone believe for a second that baidu, etc. won't mutate into ad-infested pay-for-ranking "services" the * second* that Google ceases to offer its clean, fast, technologically superior template?. [Imagethief]

(No. 13, p. 203.), with regard to the double second lessons for the Feast of St. Michael and All-Angels, is easily resolved by comparing the Table of Proper Lessons before and after the last review of the _Prayer Book_ in 1662; from which it will be seen, that the proper _second_ lessons were then appointed for the first time, while the old second lessons for Sept. 29. were retained, either from inadvertence, or to avoid the necessity of disarranging all the subsequent part of the calendar.. [Notes and Queries, Number 15, February 9, 1850]

And when these things are put in their proper order, prayer first, and the other things second; _second_, I say, not omitted, not slurred over; done with all the earnestness and power of brain and hand and heart possible; but done _after_ the victory has been won in secret, against the real foe, and done _while_ the winner is still claiming the victory already assured, -- then will come far greater achievements in this outer open service.. [Quiet Talks on Prayer]

The term "second best," is misleading, says Richard Laermer, marketing consultant and author of. [ News]

"Coming in second is a perfect start to creating a real sports culture in India," said Majumdar.. [India: 'Today the Commonwealth Games, tomorrow the Olympics']

"Coming in second is a perfect start to creating a real sports culture in India," said Mazumdar.. [Commonwealth Games 2010 finish with India triumphant]

If the term second-hand clothing turns you off, then you want to buy a new prom dress, not a vintage one.. [Figure Vintage | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles]

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ano po ung second chance para sai inyo?? — yung chance na dapat mo ng itama, ang nagawa mong mali nung una.


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