Other Words for Second

Second Adjective Synonyms
other, later, younger, newer, more recent
After his first wife died, he took her nurse as his second wife.

support, back, aid, help, assist, approve (of), advance, promote, subscribe to, espouse, sponsor, patronize, favor, encourage, go along with
Madam Chairwoman, I would like to second this proposal.

subsequent, following, next
He let the first target go by and aimed for the second one.

subordinate, next
If the colonel isn't here, who is the second officer.

defective or imperfect or damaged or faulty or deficient or flawed or impaired or marred or blemished or bruised or inferior merchandise
The prices of these shirts have been reduced because they are seconds.

another, duplicate
The boy is a second Einstein.

subordinate, assistant, number two, lieutenant, aide-de-camp, man Friday, girl Friday, right hand, understudy, stand-in, substitute, surrogate, double, alternate, backer, supporter, gal Friday
Not being ambitious, Helen would prefer to be a second to the person who runs the business.

Second Noun Synonyms
alternate, other
The laundry is picked up and delivered every second Tuesday. His second language is Italian.

transfer, move, assign, shift, relocate
After the Falklands War, he was seconded to fleet headquarters for a year.

secondly, in the second place, secondarily, (number) two, b or B
I want to go: first, because it'll be interesting, second, because Jake'll be there.

Second Verb Synonyms
moment, instant, flash, minute, twinkling or wink or bat (of an eye), split second, sec, jiffy, two shakes (of a lamb's tail), tick, half a mo
I'll be with you in a second, as soon as I finish writing this letter.

More Words for Second

Move / Back / Double / Help / Instant / Support / Aid

Secondary Cell Wall

Science / Biology / Secondary Cell Wall: In woody plants, a second wall inside the primary cell wall; contains alternating layers of cellulose and lignin. MORE

Secondary (Lateral) Meristems

Science / Biology / Secondary (Lateral) Meristems: Plant meristems that produce secondary growth from a cambium. MORE

Ten-Second Line

Entertainment / Basketball / Ten-Second Line: The half-court line is the ten-second line. When a team is advancing the ball up the court from their defensive end, they have ten seconds to get the ball across the half-court line. MORE

Secondary Immunity

Science / Biology / Secondary Immunity: Resistance to an antigen the second time it appears. Because of the presence of B and T memory cells produced during the first exposure to the antigen, the second response is faster and more massive a MORE

Second Messenger

Science / Biology / Second Messenger: The mechanism by which nonsteroid hormones work on target cells. A hormone binds to receptors on the cells plasma membrane activating a molecule&emdash;the second messenger&emdash;that activates other MORE

Cubic Feet Per Second

Science / Geology / Cubic Feet Per Second: A unit of measure frequently used to quantify the rate of flow of a stream. It is equal to a volume of water one foot high and one foot wide moving a linear distance of one foot in one second. MORE

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