Synonyms of second


1. second, sec, s, time unit, unit of time

usage: 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

2. moment, mo, minute, second, bit, time

usage: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"

3. second base, second, position

usage: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield

4. moment, minute, second, instant, point, point in time

usage: a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"

5. second, rank

usage: following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second"

6. second, arcsecond, angular unit

usage: a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"

7. second, attendant, attender, tender

usage: the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match

8. second, secondment, endorsement, indorsement, agreement

usage: a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?"

9. second gear, second, gear, gear mechanism

usage: 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"

10. irregular, second, merchandise, ware, product

usage: merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name


1. second, back, endorse, indorse, support, back up

usage: give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"

2. second, transfer, reassign

usage: transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"


1. second, 2nd, 2d, ordinal (vs. cardinal)

usage: coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude

2. second (vs. first)

usage: a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins"


1. second, secondly

usage: in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy"

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