a child of a first cousin of one’s parent.
Compare cousin (def 1).
the child of a first cousin of either of one’s parents
Something that is related or similar but not quite the same, as in This beef stew is second cousin to boeuf bourguignon. This expression transfers the literal sense of second cousin—that is, the child of the first cousin of one’s mother or father—a usage dating from the mid-1600s.
- Second cranial nerve
second cranial nerve n. See optic nerve.
- Second cuneiform bone
second cuneiform bone n. See intermediate cuneiform bone.
- Second-degree burn
[sek-uh nd-di-gree] /ˈsɛk ənd dɪˌgri/ noun, Pathology. 1. See under burn1 (def 37). verb (used without object), burned or burnt, burning. 1. to undergo rapid combustion or consume fuel in such a way as to give off heat, gases, and, usually, light; be on fire: The fire burned in the grate. 2. (of a fireplace, […]
- Second-degree murder
noun, Law. 1. See under murder (def 1). noun 1. Law. the killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law. In the U.S., special statutory definitions include murder committed with malice aforethought, characterized by deliberation or premeditation or occurring during the commission of another serious crime, as robbery or arson (first-degree murder) […]