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Definition 1: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for second in the sense of this definition

(second is a kind of ...) (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

"what position does he play?"

(... is a member of second) a team that plays baseball

Definition 2: the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where second or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had to shift down into second to make the hill

Synonyms for second in the sense of this definition

(second is a kind of ...) a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

(... is part of second) a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails

Definition 3: merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for second in the sense of this definition

(second is a kind of ...) commodities offered for sale

"good business depends on having good merchandise" "that store offers a variety of products"

Definition 4: a speech seconding a motion - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where second or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • do I hear a second?

Synonyms for second in the sense of this definition

(second is a kind of ...) the verbal act of agreeing

Definition 5: the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match - [noun denoting person]

(second is a kind of ...) someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another

Definition 6: a 60th part of a minute of arc - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where second or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here

Synonyms for second in the sense of this definition

(second is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement for angles

(... is part of second) a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree

Definition 7: following the first in an ordering or series - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where second or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he came in a close second

(second is a kind of ...) relative status

"his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"

(... is a kind of second ) the second of two or the second mentioned of two

"Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today"

Definition 8: 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for second in the sense of this definition

(second is a kind of ...) a unit for measuring time periods

(... is a kind of second ) a second (as measured by an atomic clock) added to or subtracted from Greenwich Mean Time in order to compensate for slowing in the Earth's rotation

(second is a part of ...) one thousandth (10^-3) of a second

(... is part of second) a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour

"he ran a 4 minute mile"

Definition 9: an indefinitely short time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where second or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wait just a moment
  • in a mo
  • it only takes a minute
  • in just a bit

Synonyms for second in the sense of this definition

(second is a kind of ...) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

"the time of year for planting" "he was a great actor in his time"

(... is a kind of second ) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

"if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

Definition 10: a particular point in time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where second or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the moment he arrived the party began

Synonyms for second in the sense of this definition

(second is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of second ) the decisive moment in a novel or play

"the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"

(... is a kind of second ) the latest possible moment

"money became available at the eleventh hour" "at the last minute the government changed the rules"

(... is a kind of second ) a crucial moment on which much depends

(... is a kind of second ) the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull

(... is a kind of second ) a very brief moment

"they were strangers sharing a pinpoint of time together"

(... is a kind of second ) a suitable moment

"it is time to go"

(... is a kind of second ) the most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect

Samples where second or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll second that motion
  • I can't back this plan
  • endorse a new project

Synonyms for second in the sense of this definition

(second is a kind of ...) give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

"She supported him during the illness" "Her children always backed her up"

(second has a similar meaning as ...) be behind; approve of

"He plumped for the Labor Party" "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

Samples where second or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The officer was seconded for duty overseas

(second is a kind of ...) transfer somebody to a different position or location of work

Definition 13: a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where second or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • second flute
  • the second violins

(second belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 14: in the second place - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where second or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • second, we must consider the economy

Synonyms for second in the sense of this definition

Definition 15: coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for second in the sense of this definition

(second is similar to ...) being or denoting a numerical order in a series

"ordinal numbers" "held an ordinal rank of seventh"

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