Meaning of second

Definition of second

(adj) coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins"
(adv) in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy"
(noun) 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second"
a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?"
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"
merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
(verb) give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"

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