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
: 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
What made you want to look up second? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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