Seconds

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Second \Sec"ond\, adjective [F., fr. L. secundus second, properly, following, fr. sequi to follow. See {Sue} to follow, and cf. {Secund}.]

1. Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occurring again; another; other.

And he slept and dreamed the second time. --Gen. xli. 5.

2. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.

May the day when we become the second people upon earth . . . be the day of our utter extirpation. --Landor.

3. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a prototype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge.

A Daniel, still say I, a second Daniel! --Shak.

{Second Adventist}. See {Adventist}.

{Second cousin}, the child of a cousin.

{Second-cut file}. See under {File}.

{Second distance} (Art), that part of a picture between the foreground and the background; -- called also {middle ground}, or {middle distance}. [R.]

{Second estate} (Eng.), the House of Peers.

{Second girl}, a female house-servant who does the lighter work, as chamber work or waiting on table.

{Second intention}. See under {Intention}.

{Second story}, {Second floor}, in America, the second range of rooms from the street level. This, in England, is called the {first floor}, the one beneath being the {ground floor}.

{Second thought} or {Second thoughts}, consideration of a matter following a first impulse or impression; reconsideration.

On second thoughts, gentlemen, I don't wish you had known him. --Dickens.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Second \Sec"ond\, noun

1. One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power.

Man An angel's second, nor his second long. --Young.

2. One who follows or attends another for his support and aid; a backer; an assistant; specifically, one who acts as another's aid in a duel.

Being sure enough of seconds after the first onset. --Sir H. Wotton.

3. Aid; assistance; help. [Obs.]

Give second, and my love Is everlasting thine. --J. Fletcher.

4. pl. An article of merchandise of a grade inferior to the best; esp., a coarse or inferior kind of flour.

5. [F. seconde. See {Second}, adjective] The sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a minute of space, that is, the second regular subdivision of the degree; as, sound moves about 1,140 English feet in a second; five minutes and ten seconds north of this place.

6. In the duodecimal system of mensuration, the twelfth part of an inch or prime; a line. See {Inch}, and {Prime}, noun, 8.

7. (Mus.) (a) The interval between any tone and the tone which is represented on the degree of the staff next above it. (b) The second part in a concerted piece; -- often popularly applied to the alto.

8. (Parliamentary Procedure) A motion in support of another motion which has been moved in a deliberative body; a motion without a second dies without discussion. [PJC]

{Second hand}, the hand which marks the seconds on the dial of a watch or a clock.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Second \Sec"ond\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Seconded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seconding}.] [Cf. F. seconder, L. secundare, from secundus. See {Second}, adjective]

1. To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate. [R.]

In the method of nature, a low valley is immediately seconded with an ambitious hill. --Fuller.

Sin is seconded with sin. --South.

2. To follow or attend for the purpose of assisting; to support; to back; to act as the second of; to assist; to forward; to encourage.

We have supplies to second our attempt. --Shak.

In human works though labored on with pain, A thousand movements scarce one purpose gain; In God's, one single can its end produce, Yet serves to second too some other use. --Pope.

3. Specifically, (Parliamentary Procedure) to support, as a motion[6] or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer.

Note: Under common parliamentary rules used by many organizations, especially legislative bodies, a motion must be seconded in order to come properly before the deliberative body for discussion. Any motion[6] for which there is no second[8] dies for lack thereof. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

second

adverb

1: in the second place; "second, we must consider the economy" [syn: {second}, {secondly}]

adjective

1: coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude [syn: {second}, {2nd}, {2d}]

2: a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first; "second flute"; "the second violins" [ant: {first}]

noun

1: 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites [syn: {second}, {sec}, {s}]

2: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit" [syn: {moment}, {mo}, {minute}, {second}, {bit}]

3: the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield [syn: {second base}, {second}]

4: a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began" [syn: {moment}, {minute}, {second}, {instant}]

5: following the first in an ordering or series; "he came in a close second"

6: a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here" [syn: {second}, {arcsecond}]

7: the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match

8: a speech seconding a motion; "do I hear a second?" [syn: {second}, {secondment}, {endorsement}, {indorsement}]

9: the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; "he had to shift down into second to make the hill" [syn: {second gear}, {second}]

10: merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name [syn: {irregular}, {second}]

verb

1: give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project" [syn: {second}, {back}, {endorse}, {indorse}]

2: transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment; "The officer was seconded for duty overseas"


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President Barack Obama

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United States of America Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts

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Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

My cell phone is one of my "effects," as referenced in the above paragraph. I'm sorry, you are all corrupt.

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