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Second Coming in Christian theology, the anticipated return of Jesus Christ on Judgment Day.
second cousin the child of a first cousin, or the child of one's parent's first cousin.
second fiddle a secondary role, or the person in that role.
second floor in the United States, the floor one story above the ground floor. [2 definitions]
second growth the trees and plants that grow on land that has been stripped of virgin growth by fire or cutting.
second-guess to criticize by using information that was not originally available. [2 definitions]
secondhand coming or received from a source other than the original. [5 definitions]
second hand a hand on a clock or watch that indicates the seconds. [2 definitions]
secondhand smoke tobacco or other type of smoke that comes from the cigarette or other smoking material of another person, possibly already inhaled and exhaled by that person.
second lieutenant the lowest rank of commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Marines, or Air Force.
secondly in the second place; second.
second mate the officer next in command below the first mate on a merchant ship; second officer.
second mortgage a mortgage on property on which there is already one mortgage, the first taking precedence over the second in the case of a claim.
second nature an acquired habit, characteristic, or skill that has been practiced so often that it appears to be part of one's nature.
secondo the second or lower part in a piano duet or other concert piece.
second person in grammar, the category of pronouns, inflections, and the like that indicates the person being spoken to. [2 definitions]
second-rate of a somewhat inferior quality or rank.
second self a person who is so closely involved with another as to take on many of the other's personal qualities, values, and the like.
second sight the alleged ability to witness faraway events and foresee the future; clairvoyance.
second-source of or denoting a cooperative business arrangement in which products of one company are also manufactured by another company. [2 definitions]
second-string of or designating a player or team that is kept ready to substitute for any primary player or players in an athletic contest. [2 definitions]