1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the System International d'Unites
following the first in an ordering or series: "he came in a close second"
a 60th part of a minute of arc
- "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
a speech seconding a motion
- "do I hear a second?"
som kommer efter den första
- "we're leaving for Miami on May 2nd"
(music) a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first
- "she played the second flute"