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Synonyms for second
ˈsɛk əndsec·ond

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. second

    Help expresses greater dependence and deeper need than aid. In extremity we say "God help me!" rather than "God aid me!" In time of danger we cry "help! help!" rather than "aid! aid!" To aid is to second another's own exertions. We can speak of helping the helpless, but not of aiding them. Help includes aid, but aid may fall short of the meaning of help. In law to aid or abet makes one a principal. (Compare synonyms for ACCESSORY.) To cooperate is to aid as an equal; to assist implies a subordinate and secondary relation. One assists a fallen friend to rise; he cooperates with him in helping others. Encourage refers to mental aid, as uphold now usually does; succor and support, oftenest to material assistance. We encourage the timid or despondent, succor the endangered, support the weak, uphold those who else might be shaken or cast down. Compare ABET; PROMOTE.

    Synonyms:
    abet, aid, assist, befriend, cooperate, encourage, foster, help, stand by, succor, support, sustain, uphold

    Antonyms:
    counteract, discourage, oppose, resist, thwart, withstand

    Preposition:
    Help in an enterprise with money; help to success; against the enemy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. second, sec, snoun

    1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

    Synonyms:
    endorsement, instant, sulfur, sulphur, secondment, s, second base, second gear, sec, secant, moment, siemens, indorsement, due south, reciprocal ohm, mho, south, mo, irregular, southward, entropy, randomness, atomic number 16, bit, arcsecond, minute

    Antonyms:
    first, cardinal

  2. moment, mo, minute, second, bitnoun

    an indefinitely short time

    "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"

    Synonyms:
    turn, molybdenum, act, spot, irregular, piece, endorsement, chip, bit, min, flake, snatch, arcminute, second gear, instant, minute of arc, routine, s, mo, minute, fleck, atomic number 42, sec, bite, secondment, number, second base, morsel, scrap, moment, hour, indorsement, here and now, import, consequence, present moment, arcsecond

    Antonyms:
    cardinal, first

  3. second base, secondnoun

    the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield

    Synonyms:
    minute, irregular, instant, bit, endorsement, moment, sec, arcsecond, indorsement, mo, secondment, second gear, second base, s

    Antonyms:
    cardinal, first

  4. moment, minute, second, instantnoun

    a particular point in time

    "the moment he arrived the party began"

    Synonyms:
    endorsement, consequence, instant, present moment, import, minute of arc, arcminute, second gear, s, flash, sec, secondment, min, hour, moment, indorsement, wink, twinkling, here and now, heartbeat, jiffy, mo, second base, irregular, blink of an eye, split second, trice, bit, arcsecond, minute

    Antonyms:
    cardinal, first

  5. secondnoun

    following the first in an ordering or series

    "he came in a close second"

    Synonyms:
    minute, irregular, instant, bit, endorsement, moment, sec, arcsecond, indorsement, mo, secondment, second gear, second base, s

    Antonyms:
    cardinal, first

  6. second, arcsecondnoun

    a 60th part of a minute of arc

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

    Synonyms:
    minute, irregular, instant, bit, endorsement, moment, sec, arcsecond, indorsement, mo, secondment, second gear, second base, s

    Antonyms:
    cardinal, first

  7. secondnoun

    the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match

    Synonyms:
    minute, irregular, instant, bit, endorsement, moment, sec, arcsecond, indorsement, mo, secondment, second gear, second base, s

    Antonyms:
    first, cardinal

  8. second, secondment, endorsement, indorsementnoun

    a speech seconding a motion

    "do I hear a second?"

    Synonyms:
    endorsement, instant, secondment, s, second base, second gear, sec, warrant, moment, indorsement, sanction, blurb, countenance, imprimatur, mo, irregular, bit, arcsecond, minute

    Antonyms:
    first, cardinal

  9. second gear, secondnoun

    the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle

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

    Synonyms:
    minute, instant, bit, endorsement, moment, sec, second gear, indorsement, arcsecond, mo, secondment, irregular, second base, s

    Antonyms:
    first, cardinal

  10. irregular, secondadjective

    merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name

    Synonyms:
    endorsement, second base, instant, insurgent, secondment, s, minute, second gear, moment, indorsement, guerilla, guerrilla, sec, mo, irregular, bit, arcsecond

    Antonyms:
    first, cardinal

  11. second, 2nd, 2dadjective

    coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude

    Antonyms:
    first, cardinal

  12. secondverb

    a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first

    "second flute"; "the second violins"

    Antonyms:
    first, cardinal

  13. second, back, endorse, indorseverb

    give support or one's approval to

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

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, plunk for, back up, back, plump for, certify, stake, bet on, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    first, cardinal

  14. secondadverb

    transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment

    "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"

    Synonyms:
    back, indorse, endorse

    Antonyms:
    cardinal, first

  15. second, secondlyadverb

    in the second place

    "second, we must consider the economy"

    Synonyms:
    secondly

    Antonyms:
    first, cardinal

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. secondadjective

    Synonyms:
    next to the first (in place or in time)

  2. secondadjective

    Synonyms:
    secondary, inferior

  3. secondnoun

    Synonyms:
    maintainer, supporter, helper, assistant, backer

  4. secondnoun

    Synonyms:
    sixtieth part of a minute

  5. secondnoun

    Synonyms:
    moment, instant, jiffy, trice, flash, twinkling, twinkling of an eye

  6. secondverb

    Synonyms:
    support, help, forward, assist, aid, promote, back, encourage, abet, further, advance, stand by, side with, take part with

  7. secondverb

    Synonyms:
    approve, favor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. secondnoun

    Synonyms:
    backer, supporter, assistant

  2. secondverb

    Synonyms:
    back, support, abet

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How to use second in a sentence?

  1. Ram Haviv:

    The relationship wasn't too favorable on the part of the British government of that time. But we'd rather now remember the positive aspects for which we are just the same thankful, after the Second World War, the state of Israel was founded on the cornerstones of the British rule in Palestine.

  2. Doris Lessing:

    What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.

  3. Mike Ryan:

    There also is the issue that we have a massive global shortage, right now the people most at risk from this virus are frontline health workers who are exposed to the virus every second of every day. The thought of them not having masks is horrific.

  4. Martin Houston:

    We can say to our customers this is exactly the price you're going to pay. We're competing with second wave projects that have absolutely no idea how they're pricing anything.

  5. Shiv Lamba:

    When we went to Europe for a tournament in Spain - we finished second - on the plane I was studying while everybody else was talking and stuff.


Translations for second

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  • tweede, sekondeAfrikaans
  • ثانٍ, ثانية, ثانArabic
  • ikinci, saniyəAzerbaijani
  • другі, секундаBelarusian
  • секунда, вториBulgarian
  • দ্বিতীয়, সেকেন্ডBengali
  • daouvet, eil, eilennBreton
  • segona, segon, moment, instantCatalan, Valencian
  • vteřina, druhý, druhá jakost, sekundant, druhák, chvilka, sekunda, úhlová vteřina, okamžikCzech
  • ail, amrantiad, eiliadWelsh
  • anden, sekundavare, sekund, sekundant, støtte, næst-, nummer to, sekundere, bakke op, øjeblikDanish
  • Augenblick, zweiter, Moment, zweite Wahl, Sekundant, SekundeGerman
  • δεύτερη, δευτερόλεπτο, δεύτερος, μάρτυρας, υποστηρίζω, αποσπώ, λεπτό, στιγμήGreek
  • sekundo, duaEsperanto
  • momento, segundo, segunda, secundarSpanish
  • teine, sekund, toetamaEstonian
  • bigarren, segundoBasque
  • ثانیه, دومPersian
  • [[uusi]] mahdollisuus, [[toinen]] [[sija]], hetki, kakkonen, sekunti, toisena, sekunda, [[toinen]] [[mahdollisuus]], toiseksi, kakkossija, kannattaja, kakkospesä, toinen, sekundantti, lisää, kakkoslaatu, avustaja, kakkosvaihde, tukea, komentaa, kannattaa, seurata, kulmasekuntiFinnish
  • sekundFaroese
  • seconde, deux, deuxième, second, soutenir, instant, seconde d'angleFrench
  • twadde, 2e, sekonde, efkesWestern Frisian
  • dara, dóú, cuidigh, soicindIrish
  • dara, dàrna, diog, soiceandScottish Gaelic
  • segundoGalician
  • aravo'iveGuaraní
  • derreyManx
  • שני, דקה, דקות, שניהHebrew
  • दूसरा, सैकण्ड, सैकंडHindi
  • segonnHaitian Creole
  • második, másodperc, segéd, kettes, pillanatHungarian
  • երկրորդ, վայրկյան, երկվայրկյան, պահArmenian
  • secunde, secundarInterlingua
  • kedua, detik, sekonIndonesian
  • duesmaIdo
  • tvíund, annar, sekúndaIcelandic
  • secondo, padrino, appoggiare, sostenere, comandare, distaccare, attimo, momento, assecondare, secondareItalian
  • 二番目, セコンド, 第二, B級品, 秒Japanese
  • მეორე, წამი, სეკუნდიGeorgian
  • секунд, екіншіKazakh
  • ទីពីរ, វិនាទីKhmer
  • 초, 둘째Korean
  • دوه‌م, چرکه‌, سانیهKurdish
  • секунда, экинчиKyrgyz
  • secundum, altrum, momentumLatin
  • zweetLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ທີ່ສອງ, ວິນາທີLao
  • antra, antrasLithuanian
  • otrā, otrais, sekundeLatvian
  • tuarua, hēkenaMāori
  • второстепена стока, секунда, секундант, втор, втора, миг, моментMacedonian
  • രണ്ടാമത്തെMalayalam
  • хоёрдугаар, секунд, хоромMongolian
  • kedua, saat, detikMalay
  • it-tieni, ta' sekonda, sekonda, dalwaqtMaltese
  • ဒုတိယ, စက္ကန့်Burmese
  • tweede, seconde, secondant, secunde, ondersteuner, herkansing, ondersteunen, moment, bijvallenDutch
  • andre, feilvare, sekundant, støtte, sekund, øyeblikkNorwegian
  • naaki góneʼ, tsį́įłgo yilkiłígíí, áłtsʼíísígoNavajo, Navaho
  • sekunda, sekundant, drugiPolish
  • دوهمPashto, Pushto
  • segundo, [[artigo]] [[de segunda]], segunda, instante, momento, apoiar, secundarPortuguese
  • secundaRomansh
  • al doilea, secund, susține, secundăRomanian
  • секунда, второй, секундант, момент, поддерживать, поддержать, командировать, откомандировать, откомандировывать, мигRussian
  • ٻِيو, ٻِي, ٻِيون, سيڪنڊSindhi
  • секунда, други, drugi, sekunda, sekund, секундSerbo-Croatian
  • දෙවැනි, තත්පරයSinhala, Sinhalese
  • sekunda, druhý, vyjadriť súhlas, podporiťSlovak
  • drúgi, sekunda, sekundantSlovene
  • ilbiriqsiSomali
  • dytë, sekondëAlbanian
  • detikSundanese
  • andra, andrahandsvara, sekund, sekond, tvåan, stödjande, utskottsvara, sekundant, bågsekund, sekundera, stödja, bifalla, instämma, ögonblickSwedish
  • sekunde, ya piliSwahili
  • நொடி, வினாடிTamil
  • సెకను, రెండోరకం, రెండవ, క్షణం, సెకండుTelugu
  • дуюм, сонияTajik
  • ที่สอง, วินาทีThai
  • ikinji, sekuntTurkmen
  • ikalawaTagalog
  • ikinci, saniyeTurkish
  • икенче, секундTatar
  • ئىككىنچى, سېكۇنتUyghur, Uighur
  • другий, секундаUkrainian
  • دوسرا, سیکنڈUrdu
  • sekund, ikkinchi, soniyaUzbek
  • giây, thứ, hai, thứ nhì, tán thành, ủng hộVietnamese
  • telid, sekunVolapük
  • saaWolof
  • צווייט, סעקונדעYiddish

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