second

second
noun
1. (time) 
This car goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in three seconds.Este carro acelera de 0 a 60 millas por hora en tres segundos.
2. (brief moment) 
Come here right this second!¡Ven aquí este instante!
That second, I decided to make some changes in my life.Ese segundo, decidí hacer algunos cambios en mi vida.
3. (in a series) 
The first place winner finished two minutes before the second.El ganador del primer lugar finalizó dos minutos antes del segundo.
4. (in dates) 
a. el dos (M) 
Today is the second of December.Hoy es el dos de diciembre.
5. (in a competition or dispute) 
a. el segundo (M) (boxing) 
The boxer's second tried to close the cut after a brutal round.El segundo del boxeador intentó cerrar la herida después de una ronda brutal.
b. el padrino (M) (duel) 
Who was Alexander Hamilton's second?¿Quién fue el padrino de Alexander Hamilton?
adjective
6. (ordinal number) 
a. segundo 
Our second option is to take a taxi.Nuestra segunda opción es tomar un taxi.
adverb
7. (before a superlative) 
a. segundo 
They live in the second largest house on the block.Viven en la segunda casa más grande de la cuadra.
8. (in a competition) 
Real Madrid finished second in the league to their eternal rivals.El Real Madrid terminó en segundo lugar por debajo de sus rivales eternos.
9. (in a series) 
First, it's too expensive. Second, it's just a bad idea.Primero, es demasiado costoso. Y en segundo lugar, es simplemente una mala idea.
transitive verb
10. (to agree with) 
a. secundar 
I second the notion that the law should be abolished.Secundo la idea de que la ley debe ser abolida.
second
transitive verb
1. (officer, employee) 
a. trasladar temporalmente 
to be secondedser trasladado(a)
second [ˈsekənd]
adjective
1 (gen) segundo
she's like a second mother to me
they have a second home in Oxford tienen otra casa en Oxford; en Oxford tienen una segunda vivienda
he's a second Beethoven
will you have a second cup? ¿quieres otra taza?
give him a second chance dale otra oportunidad
you won't get a second chance no tendrás otra oportunidad
to be second in [command] the second [floor]
in second gear (Aut) en segunda (velocidad)
it's second nature to her lo hace sin pensar
for some of us swimming is not second nature para muchos de nosotros nadar no es algo que nos salga hacer de forma natural; violence was second nature to him la violencia era parte de su naturaleza; he had practised until it had become second nature había practicado hasta que le salía con naturalidad
it had become second nature to her to wash up after dinner it was a role she played so well it became second nature he began to forget tasks that were previously second nature to him it's second nature - like driving a car it's not easy at first but it soon becomes second nature
to ask for a second opinion pedir una segunda opinión
she thought the dress looked good on her, but she wanted a second opinion
to be/lie in second place estar/encontrarse en segundo lugar or segunda posición
to have second sight tener clarividencia; ser clarividente
Charles the Second (spoken form) Carlos Segundo; (written form) Carlos II
without a or with hardly a second thought sin pensarlo dos veces
and, without a second thought, he jumped into the river
I didn't give it a second thought no volví a pensar en ello; to have second thoughts (about sth/about doing sth) tener sus dudas (sobre algo/si hacer algo)
change one's mind
I'm having second thoughts about hiring him tengo mis dudas sobre si contratarle
I'm having second thoughts about the whole business he says he's had second thoughts I've never had second thoughts about my decision then I had second thoughts then I had second thoughts I was going to go to the cinema but then I had second thoughts and stayed at home instead
on second thoughts ... pensándolo bien ...
for the second time por segunda vez
fatherhood second time around has not been easy for him volver a ser padre no le ha resultado fácil
to be second to none no tener rival; ser inigualable
as a physician he is second to none The expertise and commitment of their staff is second to none The sound quality on this new stereo is second to none
Bath is second only to Glasgow as a tourist attraction Bath es la atracción turística más popular aparte de Glasgow; solo Glasgow gana en popularidad a Bath como atracción turística
to get one's second wind conseguir recobrar fuerzas
Diplomacy was second nature to Jonathan Planning ahead had always come as second nature to her frankly, I'm having second thoughts about the whole deal
2 (Mús) segundo
I played second clarinet era segundo clarinete
to play second [fiddle] to play second fiddle to sb he's fed up with playing second fiddle [to] his older brother
adverb
1 (in race, competition, election) en segundo lugar
to come/finish second quedar/llegar en segundo lugar or segunda posición
to come second to sb
in popularity polls he came second only to Nelson Mandela en los sondeos era el segundo más popular por detrás de Nelson Mandela
he was [placed] second In a recent league-table of stressful jobs, headteachers came second only to airline pilots In a recent popularity poll among blacks, President de Klerk came second only to Nelson Mandela
2 (secondly) segundo; en segundo lugar
3 (before superl adj)
the second tallest building in the world el segundo edificio más alto del mundo; the second largest fish el segundo pez en tamaño; el segundo mayor pez; this is the second largest city in Spain ocupa la segunda posición entre las ciudades más grandes de España
noun
1 (in race, competition)
to come a [close] second to sb/sth
he came a good/poor second quedó segundo a poca/gran distancia del vencedor
to come a [poor] second to sb/sth
studying for his exams comes a poor second to playing football prepararse los exámenes no tiene ni de lejos la importancia que tiene jugar al fútbol; I feel I come a poor second in my husband's affections to our baby daughter tengo la sensación de que mi marido vuelca todo su cariño en la pequeña y a mí me tiene olvidada
Divorce comes a close second to bereavement in the list of life's most stressful events
2 (Aut) segunda velocidad (f)
in second en segunda (velocidad)
3 (assistant) (in boxing) segundo (m); cuidador (m); (in duel) padrino (m)
"Seconds out! Round Two!"
seconds out! ¡segundos fuera!
4 (Britain) (Univ)
Lower/Upper Second calificación que ocupa el tercer/segundo lugar en la escala de las que se otorgan con un título universitario
note See culture box in entry degree.
5 seconds (Comm) artículos (m) con defecto de fábrica
these dresses are slight seconds estos vestidos tienen pequeños defectos de fábrica
(Cookery)
will you have seconds? ¿quieres más?; I went back for seconds volví a repetir
transitive verb
1 [+motion, speaker, nomination] apoyar; secundar
I'll second that lo mismo digo yo; estoy completamente de acuerdo
"I think some of us could do with a coffee" - "I'll second that" Labour MP Gwyneth Dunwoody seconded the nomination
2 [sɪˈkɒnd] [+employee] trasladar temporalmente; [+civil servant] enviar en comisión de servicios; (Esp)
modifier
second childhood (n) segunda infancia (f)
he's in his second childhood está en su segunda infancia
the Second Coming (n) (Rel) el segundo Advenimiento
to be second cousins
second generation (n) segunda generación (f)
second half (n) (Dep) segundo tiempo (m); segunda parte (f); (Economics) segundo semestre (m) del año económico; (del año económico)
second house (n) (Teat) segunda función (f)
second language (n) segunda lengua (f)
French is my second language
English as a second language inglés como segunda lengua
second lieutenant (n) (in army) alférez (m); subteniente (m)
second mate second officer (n) (in Merchant Navy) segundo (m) de a bordo
second mortgage (n) segunda hipoteca (f)
second person (n) (Gram) segunda persona (f)
the second person singular/plural la segunda persona del singular/plural
the Second World War (n) la Segunda Guerra Mundial
second [ˈsekənd]
noun
(in time, Geog, Math) segundo (m)
just a second!half a second! ¡un momento!; ¡momentito!; especially (LAm)
I'll be with you in (just) a second un momento y estoy contigo
in a split second en un instante; en un abrir y cerrar de ojos
the operation is timed to a split second la operación está concebida con la mayor precisión en cuanto al tiempo
it won't take a second es cosa de un segundo; es un segundo nada más
at that very second en ese mismo instante
modifier
second hand (n) [of clock] segundero (m)
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