Synonyms for second

Grammar : Adj, noun, verb
Spell : sek-uhnd
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɛk ənd

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Définition of second

Origin :
  • "next after first," c.1300, from Old French second, secont, and directly from Latin secundus "following, next in time or order," also "secondary, subordinate, inferior," from root of sequi "follow" (see sequel). Replaced native other in this sense because of the ambiguousness of the earlier word. Second sight is from 1610s; an etymologically perverse term, because it means in reality the sight of events before, not after, they occur. Second fiddle first attested 1809:
  • A metaphor borrowed from a musical performer who plays the second or counter to one who plays the first or the "air." [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]
  • adj next; subordinate
  • noun shortest interval of time
  • noun support; duplicate
  • verb support, advance a suggestion
Example sentences :
  • He's getting old, and he's come along into his second childhood.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • A second and a third time the Ethiopian touched him with his wand, and spoke in whispers.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • It was thus Billy Brue found him at the end of his second day's search.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Halbert's first emotion was surprise, his second was gratification.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • "If there were any use in wishing, I'd wish myself on shore," said the second.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Great credit is also due to the second in command, and to every member of the party.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Grace led the way and the trio ascended to the second story.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • And the generation born after the Second World War has come of age.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • He was just about to duck the little one a second time when Will arrived.
  • Extract from : « The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage » by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • I think I'm just a split second surer and faster than you are with a gun.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Antonyms for second

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