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1. second

adjective. ['ˈsɛkənd'] coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude.

Synonyms

  • ordinal
  • 2nd

Antonyms

  • beseeching
  • slow
  • future

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Second

  • reckon
  • beckon

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A common misspelling of second is secound

Example sentences of the word second


1. Adjective
Even if your key is locked inside the car, check if you have a second key.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The second is an estate tax.

Quotes containing the word second


1. To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

2. If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.
- John Clare

3. When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.
- Dalai Lama

2. second-rate

adjective. moderate to inferior in quality.

Synonyms

  • mediocre

Antonyms

  • best
  • dominant

3. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.

Synonyms

  • millisecond
  • minute
  • msec
  • sec
  • min
  • leap second
  • time unit
  • s

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

4. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] an indefinitely short time.

Synonyms

  • blink of an eye
  • bit
  • instant
  • split second
  • minute
  • mo
  • wink
  • moment
  • heartbeat
  • jiffy
  • trice
  • twinkling
  • time
  • flash

Antonyms

  • advance
  • front
  • fore
  • anterior

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

5. second

adverb. ['ˈsɛkənd'] in the second place.

Antonyms

  • big

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

6. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield.

Synonyms

  • second base
  • position

Antonyms

  • careless
  • insignificance
  • inconsequence

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

7. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] following the first in an ordering or series.

Synonyms

  • rank

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

8. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] a 60th part of a minute of arc.

Synonyms

  • arcsecond
  • minute of arc
  • minute
  • arcminute

Antonyms

  • begin
  • start
  • sweet
  • disapprove

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

9. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] a particular point in time.

Synonyms

  • point
  • last minute
  • pinpoint
  • instant
  • minute
  • point in time
  • moment of truth
  • moment
  • psychological moment
  • climax
  • culmination
  • time

Antonyms

  • take
  • inactivity
  • unclog
  • unstuff

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

10. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name.

Synonyms

  • merchandise
  • ware
  • product

Antonyms

  • dull
  • postmeridian
  • antemeridian
  • linger

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)
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