There are 3 main translations of second in Español

: second1second2second3

second1

segundo, adj.

Pronunciación /ˈsɛkənd//ˈsɛk(ə)nd/

adjetivo

  • 1

    • 1.1

      segundo
      the second time he rang me la segunda vez que me llamó
      • her second husband su segundo marido
      • he had a second cup of tea se tomó otra taza de té
      • he's already had a second helping ya ha repetido
      • he won't do that a second time no lo volverá a hacer
      • to give sb a second chance darle a algn otra oportunidad
      • every second Tuesday/week cada dos martes/semanas
      • second generation segunda generación
      • second home segunda vivienda

    • 1.2(in seniority, standing)

      segundo
      the country's second city la segunda ciudad del país

  • 2

    (elliptical use)
    I leave on the second (of the month) me voy el (día) dos

adverbio

  • 1

    (in position, time, order)
    en segundo lugar
    United finished second to Rovers in the championship el United quedó en segundo lugar en la clasificación después del Rovers
    • work comes second, family first la familia está antes que el trabajo
  • 2

    (secondly)
    en segundo lugar
  • 3

    Ferrocarriles
    (second class)
    (travel) en segunda (clase)
  • 4

    (with superlative)
    the second tallest boy in the class el chico que le sigue al más alto de la clase
    • the second highest building el segundo edificio en altura
    • it's the second largest city in the world ocupa el segundo lugar entre las ciudades más grandes del mundo

nombre

  • 1

    • 1.1also second gearAutomóviles

      segunda femenino

    • 1.2(in competition)

      he finished a good/poor second quedó en un honroso/deslucido segundo lugar

    • 1.3British

      upper/lower second segunda y tercera nota de la escala de calificaciones de un título universitario

  • 2

    (attendant)
    (in boxing, wrestling) segundo masculino
    (in dueling) padrino masculino
  • 3

    (substandard product)
    artículo con defectos de fábrica masculino
  • 4seconds plural
    coloquial

    (second helping)
    can I have seconds? ¿puedo repetirme? Chile
    • Phew, for a second I thought you were going to tell me something serious.
    • The second the plane stopped on the runway, half of the passengers leapt up, almost as if choreographed.
    • In a second he was out of bed, running towards the burglar and ‘screeching’ at him to get out.
    • Why, wait just one second… that's a gentleman on the stage!
    • Because, as everyone knows, an item always redeems its value the second you throw it away.
    • The two top draws for the WWF in the last year were seconds away from going toe to toe.
    • Being unaware of time, he didn't know if he'd been dead a few seconds or millions of years.
    • Everyone bought what was put in the basket without even a second's hesitation.
    • I opened my mouth for a second and then closed it, not sure what to do.
    • For a second he looked directly at her - a miracle in itself - and she saw fear in his eyes.
    • Whether this process takes seconds or years, God will answer you and show you his love.
    • It is hard to restrain yourself from gobbling them up the second they come to the table.
  • 5

    Música
    segunda femenino

verbo transitivo

  • 1

    (support)
    (candidate/motion) secundar
    (candidate/motion) apoyar
    • That view is seconded by Robert Bryce in his book.
    • His proposal is being seconded by Geoff Holmes (Bradford).
    • McAuley seconded Hope's sentiment and sought in transitory embraces an answer to his nagging fear of emotional impairment.
    • Nah, really I'd like to second what everyone is saying.
    • Leader of the US delegation, then-Vice President Al Gore's view was seconded and reiterated by distinguished speakers from all over the world.
    • The adoption of the Estimate was seconded by Ald.
    • The motion was seconded and approved unanimously.
    • Patrick Durcan seconded his proposal and went a step further in suggesting the council seek a meeting with An Post.
    • The vice-chairman proposed writing to the Minister on the matter and the proposal was seconded by Paddy Flannery.
    • Mr. Rody Kelly seconded the proposal adding he was pleased to see the theatre would be linked to the new visual arts centre.
    • I also second the suggestion of Duel To The Death, which has great sword work.
    • The New York Stock Exchange seconded the proposal in June.
    • Dick Shannon seconded this proposal and it was agreed by all members, who gave a warm round of applause to Mr Maxwell.
    • I seconded his recommendation and gave out the website address to the audience.
    • A speaker from Strathclyde seconded this resolution.
    • The appeals court advised retirees to seek help from Congress, a recommendation seconded by major veterans organizations, which predict the courts won't fix the problem.
    • It was with a slightly lighter heart that she seconded her son's recommendation.
    • The proposal was seconded by Senator Paddy Burke.
    • Alvar had recommended that they follow it, and Lexa had seconded the motion.
    • The Premierleague is a self-determining body which requires motions to be proposed and seconded by existing members.
    • In seconding the proposal, Senator Jim Higgins said he had known both gentlemen for many years.
    • After the nomination was seconded, we voted on whether to give John a bid.
    • I'll second what Jasper just said.
    • ‘I agree,’ Gabe seconded, folding his arms across his chest.
    • One by one, the men and women in the room seconded the motion.
    • The proposal was seconded by Alderman Jim McGarry, who slammed rumours that the scheme would not come.
    • This nomination is to be seconded by Singapore.
    • Peter Flynn seconded the proposal but added that this was just another example of the government's stealth taxes.
    • A view that was seconded by actor Pankaj Kapoor, who pointed out that ‘all we did was stay truthful to the script’.
    • Major supported her, and seconded her nomination for the first ballot.
    • Circumcision was a sign of ‘the inherent barbarism of this people’, a view seconded by a Dr Hacker in a medical journal during 1843.
    • The adoption of the plan was seconded by Councillor Richard Finn.
    • All evidence pointed to it and his gut feeling seconded his view.
    • Five years later, Paul Mantz seconded Prost's suggestion, adding that the painting was ‘without contest a work of art.’

There are 3 main translations of second in Español

: second1second2second3

second2

segundo, n.

Pronunciación /ˈsɛk(ə)nd//ˈsɛkənd/

nombre

  • 1

    (of time)
    segundo masculino
    • If no symptoms are present and the sinus pauses last three seconds or less, no further evaluation is necessary.
    • The grenade would probably only last ten seconds at best.
    • The meters have also become more efficient and it takes only five seconds to obtain the readings.
    • God, why couldn't he have come just three seconds earlier?
    • They are quite fast, and can cross a hundred meter span in eight seconds.
    • But, my question is: why is it four minutes and thirty three seconds long in the first place?
    • He faced the younger man, and, in a span of two seconds, managed to down him with a very strong punch on the face.
    • Only thirty seconds had passed since she last checked!
    • Torrance squeezed the trigger, waited twenty five seconds and fired again.
    • He waited a few cold seconds of silence and then talked past me to Mel.
    • Within a span of seconds, the entire shelter was bathed in darkness.
    • Gardner and teammates watched helplessly as the final six seconds ticked off the clock.
    • The score that well and truly got Tallow back into contention came just sixty seconds before the half-time break.
    • Then, in the span of 81 seconds, the Americans scored two goals.
    • His time of 8 minutes 51 seconds took some four seconds off his personal best time.
    • In a span of about ten seconds, Jane went from shocked, to deliriously happy to devastated.
    • Tullow clinched victory in the last thirty seconds of the game.
    • Footage also shows the fuel tank's nose cone hit a bird just seconds after liftoff yesterday.
    • The angrily snapped words were greeted with a full five seconds of silence.
    • She was now five minutes and twenty eight seconds late.
  • 2

    (moment)
    segundo masculino
    it doesn't take a second no lleva ni un segundo
  • 3

    (of angle)
    segundo masculino
    • For a gyroscope in polar orbit, it works out to be about 0.041 arc second per year.
    • It crosses at a point 50 seconds of arc to the east of the previous year.
    • In actual numbers its resolution is about half an arc second, which is equivalent of seeing a five cent piece from about 10 kilometres away.
    • These gave results correct to 1 second of arc but were not too practical as the series converged slowly.
    • By the way, one second of arc is not to be confused as a measure of time!

There are 3 main translations of second in Español

: second1second2second3

second3

Pronunciación /sɪˈkɒnd//səˈkɑnd/

verbo transitivo

Britanico

  • 1

    (attach)
    to second sb (to sth) trasladar a algn temporalmente (a algo)
    • They are also protesting the employers' refusal to pay benefits to workers seconded to the water utility companies.
    • They want to remain as council employees and be seconded to any private company brought in to run the service.
    • This trend continued after Crown rule in 1858 and nearly all military engineers seconded to the Indian Army were British sapper officers.
    • Reed was its national convenor, while Bone and Cook were seconded to work for the forum from their Rotherham Council jobs.
    • Scottish officers have been seconded to the group from the country's eight forces.
    • Kenneth Mason and Gordon McIvor were seconded to the association and worked as paid officials.
    • In May 1942, Truscott, as a colonel, was seconded to Combined Operations headquarters in London.
    • When finishing her general training she was seconded to work in a maternity unit for three months.
    • A rank and file police officer seconded to his union to help activate traditionally passive members has been named the Organiser of the Year for 2000.
    • With fronts opening up in the Mediterranean area, the regiment was seconded to the Australian army.
    • The mutual aid process, in which officers are seconded to other forces, has also come under scrutiny.
    • One officer seconded from the Premier's Department is there now.
    • Importantly, we have to work out what powers it would have over state and territory police officers seconded to the Australian Crime Commission.
    • Commodore Dayka Smythe was a gunnery control officer seconded to the Royal Navy at the time of the Normandy invasion.
    • A temporary officer will also be seconded to the Youth Offending Team, on a permanent arrangement.
    • Workers want to be seconded to the winning company, rather than transferred, to protect their employment rights and pensions.
    • He anticipated that both the secretary and liaison officer would be seconded from government departments.
    • The Johannesburg Metro Police Department has seconded ten officers dedicated to the enforcement of these by-laws.
    • Not long after he was seconded to the Royal Air Force as a liaison officer, he claimed he had annoyed the Brigadier.
    • Prior to that he worked in the government economic service and was seconded to the Forestry Commission and the Scottish Office.