second

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second is part of the Basic English 850.
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second is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
second
English numbers (edit)
20
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    Cardinal: two
    Ordinal: second
    Frequency: twice
    Multiplier: double, twofold
    Distributive: doubly

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Positive
second

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (ordinal number) The second thing is the one that is number two (2) in order.
    I only have one older brothers and one younger brother. I'm the second child.

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Noun[change]

Singular
second

Plural
seconds

  1. A second is 1/60 of a minute. Sixty seconds is one minute.
    The winner won the race by five seconds.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
second

Third-person singular
seconds

Past tense
seconded

Past participle
seconded

Present participle
seconding

  1. If you second a nomination, you support it and it will be voted.
    So moved. Do we have a second?