Definition of second
- was second in line
- second mate
- a second Thoreau
We sat in the second row.
the second house on the left
B is the second letter in the alphabet.
That's the second time I've seen him today.
Chocolate is my first choice; vanilla is my second choice.
The chair needs a second coat of paint.
She plays second violin in the city orchestra.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
I would like to second the motion to adjourn.
“Let's call it a day.” “I'll second that.”
First Known Use: circa 1586See Words from the same year
: occupying the number two position in a series
: next to the first in importance or rank
: another of the same kind
: to approve (something, such as a motion) during a meeting so that discussion or voting can begin
: to agree with (a suggestion or statement)
: to move (someone) from a regular job to a different place, department, etc., for a short period of time
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