1/120 of a minute of time
a second added to or removed from a scale for reckoning time on one particular occasion, to synchronize it with another scale
the base located behind the pitcher, the second of the four bases that a base runner attempts to reach safely
Second best is used to describe something that is not as good as the best thing of its kind but is better than all the other things of that kind.
Chicago, Ill .
→ the second form
→ another word for second 1 (sense 11 )
happening in the second half of a game
Second-hand things are not new and have been owned by someone else.
another house ; an additional house; a holiday house
a jaunty, syncopated rhythm in 2/4 time, often used in the rhythm and blues and jazz of New Orleans
a person who assists the driver in crewing a locomotive
the next in command of a merchant vessel after the first mate
Someone's second name is their family name, or the name that comes after their first name and before their family name.
If you describe something as second-rate, you mean that it is of poor quality.
the forwards in the second row of a scrum
designating or of:
a person so intimately associated with another as to have taken on many of that person's personality traits, attitudes, beliefs, etc.
not in the first rank
an additional crew on a film production, usually used at a second location for filming crowd scenes, exteriors, and other shots that do not require the principal actors
Someone's wife is the woman they are married to.
When you get your second wind, you become able to continue doing something difficult or energetic after you have been tired or out of breath .
the prophesied return of Christ to earth at the Last Judgment
an electoral procedure in which, if no candidate emerges as a clear winner in a first ballot, candidates at the bottom of the poll are eliminated and another ballot is held among the remaining candidates
a performer in show business, esp. burlesque, who plays a subordinate role, as straight man, to the top banana, or star comedian
If someone treats you as a second-class citizen, they treat you as if you are less valuable and less important than other people.
When Christians refer to the second coming, they mean the expected return to Earth of Jesus Christ.
Your second cousins are the children of your parents' first cousins. Compare → first cousin .
In the United States, second-degree is used to describe crimes that are considered to be less serious than first-degree crimes.
the imperial government of France under Napoleon III
the nobility collectively
the second violin in a string quartet or one of the second violins in an orchestra
the storey of a building immediately above the first and two floors up from the ground
(in the US) the second year of school, when children are seven or eight years old
a pupil who is in the second grade
natural regrowth of a forest after fire, cutting, or some other disturbance
If you try to second-guess something, you try to guess in advance what someone will do or what will happen .
a person who owns another house in addition to their main home, often in an area where they are not native and used as a holiday home
→ the second house
If a way of behaving is second nature to you, you do it almost without thinking because it is easy for you or obvious to you.
the documents by which an alien formerly made application for U.S. citizenship after having earlier filed a declaration of intention
A statement in the second person is a statement about the person or people you are talking to. The subject of a statement like this is 'you'.
the Holy Roman Empire ( First Reich )
If you say that someone has second sight, you mean that they seem to have the ability to know or see things that are going to happen in the future, or are happening in a different place.
of or pertaining to a cooperative arrangement whereby the products, as electronic parts, of one company are also manufactured by another company
(of a nuclear weapon) intended to be used in a counterattack in response to a nuclear attack
If you describe a person or thing as someone's second string, you mean that they are only used if another person or thing is not available .
the teeth which replace the milk teeth
being between sixty-one and sixty-three in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc: often written 62nd
A split second is an extremely short period of time.