There are 3 main translations of second in Spanish:

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second 1

American English: /ˈsɛkənd/
British English: /ˈsɛk(ə)nd/

adjective

,
  • 1 1.1 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 or (Chile) se ha repetido
    he won't do that a second time
    no lo volverá a hacer
    to give somebody a second chance
    darle a alguien otra oportunidad
    every second Tuesday/week
    cada dos martes/semanas
    martes/semana por medio (Southern Cone) (Peru)
    second generation
    segunda generación (feminine)
    second home
    segunda vivienda (feminine)
    1.2 (in seniority, standing) the country's second city
    la segunda ciudad del país
    our service is second to none
    nuestro servicio es insuperable
  • 2 (elliptical use) See examples: I leave on the second (of the month)
    me voy el (día) dos

adverb

  • 1.1 (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
    1.2 (secondly)
    en segundo lugar
    1.3 (second class) (Railways)
    (travel)
    en segunda (clase)
    1.4 (with superl) See examples: 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

noun

,
  • 1 1.1second (gear) (Cars) (no article) 1.2 (in competition) See examples: he finished a good/poor second
    quedó en un honroso/deslucido segundo lugar
    1.3 (British English) (Univ)upper/lower second
    (segunda y tercera nota de la escala de calificaciones de un título universitario)
  • 3 (substandard product)
    artículo (masculine) con defectos de fábrica
  • 4
    also: seconds plural
    (second helping) [colloquial]can I have seconds?
    ¿puedo repetir or (Chile) repetirme?
    Example sentences
    • Why, wait just one second… that's a gentleman on the stage!
    • Everyone bought what was put in the basket without even a second's hesitation.
    • In a second he was out of bed, running towards the burglar and ‘screeching’ at him to get out.

transitive verb

  • (support)
    (motion/candidate)
    Example sentences
    • Major supported her, and seconded her nomination for the first ballot.
    • After the nomination was seconded, we voted on whether to give John a bid.
    • The adoption of the plan was seconded by Councillor Richard Finn.
    Example sentences
    • Leader of the US delegation, then-Vice President Al Gore's view was seconded and reiterated by distinguished speakers from all over the world.
    • That view is seconded by Robert Bryce in his book.
    • All evidence pointed to it and his gut feeling seconded his view.

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second 2
American English: /ˈsɛkənd/
British English: /ˈsɛk(ə)nd/

noun

  • 1 (of time)
    Example sentences
    • Torrance squeezed the trigger, waited twenty five seconds and fired again.
    • God, why couldn't he have come just three seconds earlier?
    • The score that well and truly got Tallow back into contention came just sixty seconds before the half-time break.
  • 3 (of angle)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    • 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.

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second 3
American English: /sɪˈkɑːnd/, /sɪˈkɒnd/American English: /səˈkɑnd/
British English: /sɪˈkɒnd/

transitive verb

  • (attach) (British English) to second somebody (to something)
    trasladar a alguien temporalmente (a algo)
    Example sentences
    • The mutual aid process, in which officers are seconded to other forces, has also come under scrutiny.
    • 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.

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