dotage; senility (esp in the phrases in his, her, etc, second childhood)
The dotage of old age; also, childlike playfulness in an adult. For example, Grandpa needs full-time care, now that he’s in his second childhood, or Since he retired and started learning to fly, he’s been in his second childhood. Depending on the context, this term may allude either to such problems of old age as losing one’s mental or physical capacities or to delighting in new pleasures in a childlike fashion. [ c. 1900 ]
[sek-uh nd-klas, -klahs] /ˈsɛk əndˈklæs, -ˈklɑs/ adjective 1. of a secondary class or quality. 2. second-rate; inferior. adverb 3. by second-class mail or passenger accommodations: to travel second-class. second class noun 1. the class of travel accommodations, as on a train, that are less costly and luxurious than first class but are more costly and […]
- Second-class citizen
noun 1. a citizen, especially a member of a minority group, who is denied the social, political, and economic benefits of citizenship. 2. a person who is not accorded a fair share of respect, recognition, or consideration: The boss treats us all like second-class citizens. second-class citizen noun 1. a person whose rights and opportunities […]
noun 1. the coming of Christ on Judgment Day. Second Coming noun 1. the prophesied return of Christ to earth at the Last Judgment Second Coming definition The return of Jesus, prophesied in the New Testament, to judge the living and the dead and bring about the final triumph of good over evil. The writings […]
noun 1. “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them”: second of the Ten Commandments.