Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /ˈsekənd/

Translation of second in French:


  • 5 (defective article) article (m) qui a un défaut
  • 6
    (also second-class honours degree)
    (BrE) [Univ]licence (f) avec mention bien



  • 1 (in second place) deuxième to come or finish second arriver deuxième the second biggest building le deuxième bâtiment de par sa grandeur



to be second nature

être automatique

to be second to none

être sans pareil

on second thoughts

à la réflexion

to have second thoughts

avoir quelques hésitations or doutes

Definition of second in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day gemütlich
Pronunciation: ɡəˈmo͞otlik
pleasant and cheerful