- 1 1.1 the second time he rang meher second husbandla segunda vez que me llamóhe had a second cup of teasu segundo maridohe's already had a second helpingse tomó otra taza de téhe won't do that a second timeya ha repetido or (Chile) se ha repetidoto give somebody a second chanceno lo volverá a hacerevery second Tuesday/weekdarle a alguien otra oportunidadsecond generationcada dos martes/semanasmartes/semana por medio (Southern Cone) (Peru)second homesegunda generación (feminine)1.2 (in seniority, standing) the country's second citysegunda vivienda (feminine)our service is second to nonela segunda ciudad del paísnuestro servicio es insuperable
- 1.1 (in position, time, order)United finished second to Rovers in the championshipen segundo lugarwork comes second, family firstel United quedó en segundo lugar en la clasificación después del Rovers1.2 (secondly)la familia está antes que el trabajo1.3 (second class) (Railways)en segundo lugar(travel)1.4 (with superl) See examples: the second tallest boy in the classen segunda (clase)the second highest buildingel chico que le sigue al más alto de la claseit's the second largest city in the worldel segundo edificio en alturaocupa el segundo lugar entre las ciudades más grandes del mundo
- 1 1.1second (gear) (Cars) (no article) 1.2 (in competition) See examples: he finished a good/poor second1.3 (British English) (Univ)upper/lower secondquedó en un honroso/deslucido segundo lugar(segunda y tercera nota de la escala de calificaciones de un título universitario)
- 4also: 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.
- (support)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.
- 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.
- 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.
- (attach) (British English) to second somebody (
tosomething)trasladar a alguien temporalmente ( aalgo)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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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.