Synonyms of second in English:



  • 1 the second day of the trial
    next, following, subsequent, succeeding
    [Antonyms] first preceding
  • 2 he keeps a second pair of glasses in his office
    additional, extra, alternative, another, spare, backup, fallback, alternate
    [Antonyms] primary
  • 3 he was demoted to the second level
    secondary, lower, subordinate, subsidiary, lesser, inferior
    [Antonyms] first top
  • 4 the conflict could turn into a second Vietnam
    another, new; repeat of, copy of, carbon copy of
    [Antonyms] original
  • noun

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  • 1 Eva had been working as his second See second-in-command
  • 2 informal (seconds) he enjoyed the pie and asked for seconds
    a second helping, a further helping, more
  • verb

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  • 1 Hooper seconded the motion
    formally support, give one's support to, vote for, back, approve, endorse
  • Phrases

    second to none

    Lori's cheesecake is second to noneincomparablematchlessunrivaledinimitablebeyond compare/comparisonunparalleledwithout parallelunequaledwithout equalin a class of its ownpeerlessunsurpassedunsurpassablenonpareiluniqueperfectconsummatetranscendentsurpassingsuperlativesupreme formalunexampled

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    common sense; practical intelligence

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  • 1 I'll only be gone for a second
    moment, bit, little while, short time, instant, split second, eyeblink, heartbeat
    informal sec, jiffy, the blink of an eye
  • Phrases

    in a second

    I can fix that lamp in a secondvery soonin a minutein a momentin a triceshortlyany minute (now)in the twinkling of an eyein (less than) no timein no time at allmomentarily informalin a jiffyin two shakes (of a lamb's tail)in the blink of an eyein a snap literaryere long

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  • 1 he was seconded to my department
    assign temporarily, lend; transfer, move, shift, relocate, assign, reassign, send
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