Definition of second verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

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 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsekənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsekənd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they second
BrE BrE//ˈsekənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsekənd//
 
he / she / it seconds
BrE BrE//ˈsekəndz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsekəndz//
 
past simple seconded
BrE BrE//ˈsekəndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsekəndɪd//
 
past participle seconded
BrE BrE//ˈsekəndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsekəndɪd//
 
-ing form seconding
BrE BrE//ˈsekəndɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsekəndɪŋ//
 
 
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second something to state officially at a meeting that you support another person’s idea, suggestion, etc. so that it can be discussed and/or voted on Any proposal must be seconded by two other members of the committee. (informal) ‘Thank God that's finished.’ ‘I'll second that! (= I agree) Davis seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. compare propose Wordfinderargument, ayes, chair, debate, the floor, motion, propose, second, speak, vote Word Originverb Middle English: via Old French from Latin secundus ‘following, second’, from the base of sequi ‘follow’. The verb dates from the late 16th cent.