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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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  • .period
  • myriad

2. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] an amount of time.

Synonyms

  • incubation period
  • fundamental measure
  • schooltime
  • clotting time
  • fortnight
  • term
  • reign
  • usance
  • hebdomad
  • morning
  • daytime
  • night
  • canicule
  • rainy day
  • time frame
  • time of life
  • time
  • youth
  • dog days
  • Olympiad
  • millenary
  • prehistoric culture
  • mid-April
  • calendar month
  • overtime
  • drouth
  • forenoon
  • Indian summer
  • decade
  • quarter-century
  • hours
  • phase of the moon
  • midwinter
  • weekend
  • life
  • Platonic year
  • indiction
  • sleep
  • bimillennium
  • efflorescence
  • mid-February
  • lunar time period
  • twelvemonth
  • continuance
  • dark
  • tide
  • morn
  • wartime
  • downtime
  • work time
  • week
  • quarter
  • duty tour
  • nighttime
  • peak
  • run
  • life-time
  • prehistory
  • years
  • epoch
  • mid-May
  • mid-January
  • stage
  • term of enlistment
  • hitch
  • year
  • quadrennium
  • flush
  • civil day
  • noviciate
  • enlistment
  • eve
  • bimillenary
  • yr
  • millennium
  • time period
  • honeymoon
  • lustrum
  • blossom
  • evening
  • running time
  • mid-October
  • question time
  • time of year
  • lifespan
  • occupation
  • period of time
  • day
  • semester
  • air alert
  • lease
  • Saint Martin's summer
  • prohibition
  • dawn
  • time limit
  • bimester
  • tour
  • decennium
  • mid-March
  • half-century
  • generation
  • regulation time
  • duration
  • mid-December
  • study hall
  • daylight
  • bronze age
  • test period
  • tour of duty
  • long haul
  • multistage
  • silly season
  • long time
  • puerperium
  • prime
  • mid-November
  • watch
  • mid-August
  • drought
  • midweek
  • two weeks
  • trimester
  • mid-September
  • heyday
  • time off
  • calendar week
  • lifetime
  • era
  • month
  • uptime
  • past
  • bloom
  • great year
  • century
  • phase
  • quinquennium
  • nap
  • lactation
  • window
  • age
  • season
  • hour
  • calendar day
  • canicular days
  • shelf life
  • festival
  • real time
  • hospitalization
  • morning time
  • term of a contract
  • flower
  • prohibition era
  • early days
  • iron age
  • fundamental quantity
  • elapsed time
  • school
  • silver age
  • bout
  • half-life
  • travel time
  • long run
  • novitiate
  • field day
  • half life
  • mid-July
  • Golden Age
  • extra time
  • peacetime
  • trial period
  • times
  • school day
  • decennary

Antonyms

  • work time
  • time off
  • downtime
  • overtime
  • uptime
  • day
  • night

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon.

Synonyms

  • time interval
  • interval

Antonyms

  • estivate
  • wake
  • aestivate

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. 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)

8. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations.

Synonyms

  • full stop
  • punctuation mark
  • suspension point
  • stop
  • punctuation
  • full point

Antonyms

  • syncategoreme
  • supply
  • sunset
  • light

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

9. period

noun. ['ˈpɪriːəd'] (ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games.

Synonyms

  • part
  • play
  • playing period
  • division
  • section

Antonyms

  • nonbeing
  • dead
  • nonexistence
  • alive

Etymology

  • periode (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • periode (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

10. 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)
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