Spanish translation of “second”
second adjective /ˈsekənd/
› next after, or following, the first in time, place etc
February is the second month of the year She finished the race in second place. › additional or extra
a second house in the country. › lesser in importance, quality etc
She’s a member of the school’s second swimming team. secondary adjective › coming after, and at a more advanced level than, primary
secondary education. › lesser in importance
a matter of secondary importance. seconder noun › a person who seconds.
secondly adverb › in the second place
I have two reasons for not buying the house – firstly, it’s too big, and secondly it’s too far from town. secondary colours › colours got by mixing primary colours
Orange and purple are secondary colours. secondary school › a school where subjects are taught at a more advanced level than at primary school.
second-best noun, adjective › next after the best; not the best
She wore her second-best hat I want your best work – your second-best is not good enough. second-class adjective › of or in the class next after or below the first; not of the very best quality
a second-class restaurant He gained a second-class honours degree in French. › (for) travelling in a part of a train etc that is not as comfortable or luxurious as some other part
a second-class passenger His ticket is second-class (also adverb) I’ll be travelling second-class. second-hand adjective › previously used by someone else
second-hand clothes. second lieutenant › a person of the rank below lieutenant
Second Lieutenant Jones. second-rate adjective › inferior
The play was pretty second-rate. second sight › the power of seeing into the future or into other mysteries
They asked a woman with second sight where the dead body was. second thoughts › a change of opinion, decision etc
I’m having second thoughts about selling the piano. at second hand › through or from another person
I heard the news at second hand. come off second best › to be the loser in a struggle
That cat always comes off second best in a fight. every second week/month etc › (on or during) alternate weeks, months etc
He comes in every second day. second to none › better than every other of the same type
As a portrait painter, he is second to none.