the return of ease in breathing after exhaustion caused by continued physical exertion, as in running.
the energy for a renewed effort to continue an undertaking.
the return of the ability to breathe at a comfortable rate, esp following a period of exertion
renewed ability to continue in an effort
second wind definition
A new surge of energy after a period of mental or physical exhaustion: “At the midway mark, the marathoner got her second wind and left the other runners far behind.” The expression refers to the fact that a person’s metabolism changes to a more efficient mode during prolonged exercise.
Restored energy or strength, enabling one to continue an activity or task. For example, I wasn’t sure how far they’d get in a week, but now they seem to have gotten their second wind and are making good progress painting the mural. This expression, dating from the late 1800s, was at first (and still is) used for returned ease in breathing after becoming out of breath during physical exertion such as running. It soon began to be applied to nonphysical efforts as well.
noun, (sometimes lowercase) 1. the world’s industrialized nations other than the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. 2. the Communist and socialist nations of the world.
noun 1. World War II. Second World War noun 1. another name for World War II
noun 1. sekos.
adjective 1. done, made, or conducted without the knowledge of others: secret negotiations. 2. kept from the knowledge of any but the initiated or privileged: a secret password. 3. faithful or cautious in keeping confidential matters confidential; close-mouthed; reticent. 4. designed or working to escape notice, knowledge, or observation: a secret drawer; the secret police. […]