1. Any of various alternatives; some other; SYN. some other.
2. Distinctly separate from the first; SYN. different.
3. One more or an added; SYN. additional.
ETYM Greek beta.
The 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet.
Second letter of Gr. alphabet (B, b).
ETYM Old Eng. later, laetter, compar. of lat late. Related to Late, Later.
Referring to the the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several).
Sinonimi: unexampled | new to
(Homonym: gnu, knew, nu).
1. Having no previous example or precedent or parallel; SYN. unexampled.
2. (Often followed by 'to') Unfamiliar; SYN. new to.
3. Not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered.
4. Unaffected by use or exposure.
5. Other than the former one; different.
Second best, second choice
1. Not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
2. Very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected
3. Recently past
Sinonimi: 2nd | 2d
ETYM French, from Latin secundus second, properly, following, from sequi to follow. Related to Sue to follow, and cf. Secund.
1. Coming next after first.
2. Coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude; SYN. 2nd, 2d.
3. (Music) A part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first.
4. Having the second highest gear ratio.