noun, plural secondes
[si-kondz; French suh-gawnd] /sɪˈkɒndz; French səˈgɔ̃d/ (Show IPA). Fencing.
the second of the eight defensive positions.
the second of eight positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
adjective 1. next after the first; being the ordinal number for two. 2. being the latter of two equal parts. 3. next after the first in place, time, or value: the second house from the corner. 4. next after the first in rank, grade, degree, status, or importance: the second person in the company. 5. […]
noun 1. a person who is seconded
noun 1. the empire established in France (1852–70) by Louis Napoleon: the successor to the Second Republic. Second Empire noun 1. the imperial government of France under Napoleon III the period during which this government functioned (1852–70) 2. the style of furniture and decoration of the Second Empire, reviving the Empire style, but with fussier […]
- Second epistle of john
is addressed to “the elect lady,” and closes with the words, “The children of thy elect sister greet thee;” but some would read instead of “lady” the proper name Kyria. Of the thirteen verses composing this epistle seven are in the First Epistle. The person addressed is commended for her piety, and is warned against […]