second person or thing mentioned or occurring
the second person or thing in a particular grade or rank
second helping of food
60th part of a minute of time or of angular measurement
short time; moment
a person who helps another in a job or piece of work
next after first in size, importance, time, order, etc.
of an inferior or a less important kind
in second place; after any-thing else; after the others
rise or speak formally in support of a motion to show that the proposer is not the only person in favour of it
"wait just a moment"
"in a mo"
"it only takes a minute"
"in just a bit"
"the moment he arrived the party began"
"he came in a close second"
"the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
"do I hear a second?"
"he had to shift down into second to make the hill"
"the second violins"
"second, we must consider the economy"
"I'll second that motion"
"I can't back this plan"
"endorse a new project"
"The officer was seconded for duty overseas"
Come in, I'll be down in a second.
She was the second Mrs Melbury, the first having died.
出自： T. Hardy
Henry Heathfield had taken second prize for tomatoes at the County Horticultural Show.
出自： P. Moyes
We had thought..of having a second child.
出自： J. Simms
His efforts were seconded by a somewhat subservient parliament.
出自： W. Stubbs
British and Indian Army officers seconded for attachment to Japanese military units.
The Cabinet Office Unit consists of regular civil servants, mostly seconded from their own departments.
出自： H. Wilson
A colonel..seconded to special duty with..the Ministry of Defence.
出自： A. Price
Jacelin was seconded to another branch of the army to lead special training courses.