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secondary school a school that is intermediate between elementary school and college; junior high school or high school.
secondary sex characteristic any of the physical characteristics that differentiate the sexes from each other, such as facial hair or breast development, and that usu. appear at puberty and are not essential for reproduction.
second base in baseball, the second of four bases, located behind the pitcher's mound and opposite home plate. [2 definitions]
second baseman in baseball, the player whose position is at second base when the other team is batting and whose primary function is to defend that base.
second childhood a state or condition, marked by childish or childlike behavior, that is sometimes characteristic of old age.
second-class not of highest quality or status. [3 definitions]
second class the class, status, or rank next below first class. [3 definitions]
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]
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.