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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.
persona que apoya una moción
secondly adverb in the second place I have two reasons for not buying the housefirstly, it’s too big, and secondly it’s too far from town. secondary colours colours got by mixing primary colours
colores secundarios
Orange and purple are secondary colours.
secondary school a school where subjects are taught at a more advanced level than at primary school.
escuela secundaria
second-best noun, adjective next after the best; not the best She wore her second-best hat I want your best workyour 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
de alguna otra persona
I heard the news at second hand.
come off second best to be the loser in a struggle
salir perdiendo
That cat always comes off second best in a fight.
every second week/month etc (on or during) alternate weeks, months etc
una semana/un mes sí, otra/otro no
He comes in every second day.
second to none better than every other of the same type
no tener igual
As a portrait painter, he is second to none.
(Definition of second from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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