It was proposed that we should go out and attack the party, but there being no seconder to the proposition, it fell to the ground.
Egan's seconder followed the Major, and the crowd shouted again.
Ramsey mentioned the unidentified man with the cornet but found no seconder.
"I must ask the gentleman to find a seconder for his motion," Leonard broke in.
And my name went up, with Mowbray Langdon's brother, Tom, as seconder.
I was not the seconder; it was Mr. Dunning, recorder of this city.
Then the seconder advanced, and there was a general burst of applause.
Nominations are now made in writing by proposer, seconder, and eight others, all registered voters.
He succeeded in getting through, but his seconder was knocked overboard by the discharge.
Yesterday we had mover and seconder of Address in velvet suits with silver buttons and brands Excalibur at their side.
"next after first," c.1300, from Old French second, secont, and directly from Latin secundus "following, next in time or order," also "secondary, subordinate, inferior," from root of sequi "follow" (see sequel). Replaced native other in this sense because of the ambiguousness of the earlier word. Second sight is from 1610s; an etymologically perverse term, because it means in reality the sight of events before, not after, they occur. Second fiddle first attested 1809:
A metaphor borrowed from a musical performer who plays the second or counter to one who plays the first or the "air." [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]
"one-sixtieth of a minute of degree," also "sixtieth part of a minute of time," late 14c. in geometry, from Old French seconde, from Medieval Latin secunda, short for secunda pars minuta "second diminished part," the result of the second division of the hour by sixty (the first being the "prime minute," now called the minute), from Latin secunda, fem. of secundus (see second (adj.)). The second hand of a clock is attested from 1759.
1580s, "to support or represent in a duel, fight, etc.," from Middle French seconder, from Latin secundare "to assist, make favorable," from secundus "assisting, favorable, following, second" (see second (adj.)). The noun in this sense is first recorded 1580s. The verb in the parliamentary sense is first recorded 1590s. Related: Seconded; seconding.
second sec·ond2 (sěk'ənd)
Coming next after the first in order, place, rank, time, or quality.
Being the next closest to the innermost digit, especially on the foot.