Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun second

10 senses of second

Sense 1
second, sec, s -- (1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites)
       => time unit, unit of time -- (a unit for measuring time periods)

Sense 2
moment, mo, minute, second, bit -- (an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit")
       => time -- (an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time")

Sense 3
second base, second -- (the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield)
       => position -- ((in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?")

Sense 4
moment, minute, second, instant -- (a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began")
       => point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

Sense 5
second -- (following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second")
       => rank -- (relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority")

Sense 6
second, arcsecond -- (a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here")
       => angular unit -- (a unit of measurement for angles)

Sense 7
second -- (the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match)
       => attendant, attender, tender -- (someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another)

Sense 8
second, secondment, endorsement, indorsement -- (a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?")
       => agreement -- (the verbal act of agreeing)

Sense 9
second gear, 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")
       => gear, gear mechanism -- (a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle))

Sense 10
irregular, second -- (merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name)
       => merchandise, ware, product -- (commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb second

2 senses of second

Sense 1
second, back, endorse, indorse -- (give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project")
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 2
second -- (transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas")
       => transfer, reassign -- (transfer somebody to a different position or location of work)

Antonyms of adj second

2 senses of second

Sense 1
second, 2nd, 2d -- (coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude)

INDIRECT (VIA ordinal) -> cardinal -- (being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers")

Sense 2
second (vs. first) -- (a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins")

first (vs. second) -- (highest in pitch or chief among parts or voices or instruments or orchestra sections; "first soprano"; "the first violin section"; "played first horn")

Similarity of adj second

2 senses of second

Sense 1
second, 2nd, 2d -- (coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude)
       => ordinal (vs. cardinal) -- (being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh")

Sense 2
second (vs. first) -- (a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins")

Synonyms of adv second

1 sense of second

Sense 1
second, secondly -- (in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy")

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