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TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

sec

  1. (trigonometry) symbol of the trigonometric function secant.
  2. (nonstandard) symbol of second, an SI unit of measurement of time. s.

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Abbreviation of second.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sec ‎(plural secs)

  1. (colloquial) Second, 160 of a minute.
  2. (colloquial) Abbreviation of second. (A short indeterminate period of time.)
    Wait a sec!

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AromanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin siccus. Compare Daco-Romanian sec.

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AdjectiveEdit

sec

  1. dry
  2. barren, deserted

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin siccō. Compare Daco-Romanian seca, sec.

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VerbEdit

sec (third-person singular present seacã, past participle sicatã)

  1. I dry, dry up.
  2. I exhaust, wither, drain, empty.
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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin siccus(dry).

AdjectiveEdit

sec m ‎(feminine seca, masculine plural secs, feminine plural seques)

  1. dry
  2. skinny

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VerbEdit

sec

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of seure

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin siccus(dry)

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sec m ‎(feminine singular sèche, masculine plural secs, feminine plural sèches)

  1. dry
  2. dried, having had its moisture evaporated
    Des abricots secs.‎ ― Dried apricots.
    Du poisson sec.‎ ― Dried fish.
  3. lean
  4. (of alcohol) bitter, not sweet
  5. (of a person) harsh
    • Désolé si j'ai été un peu sec.
      Sorry if I was a bit harsh.

NounEdit

sec m ‎(plural secs)

  1. something that is dry
    • 1883, La Bible, translated by Louis Segond, Genesis 1:9
      Que les eaux qui sont au-dessous du ciel se rassemblent en un seul lieu, et que le sec paraisse.
      Let the waters below the heavens gather in one place, and let the dry stuff (i.e. the land) come forth.

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RafsiEdit

sec

  1. rafsi of senci.

Lower SorbianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *sěťi(to cut, chop), from Proto-Indo-European *sek-(to cut).

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sec impf ‎(perfective pósec)

  1. to mow (cut something down)

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin siccus

AdjectiveEdit

sec m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular seiche)

  1. dry (lacking moisture)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin siccus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sec m, n ‎(feminine singular seacă, plural seci)

  1. dry
  2. barren, empty, deserted; also dried up
  3. (figuratively) missing or deficient in something, lacking; also useless
  4. (figuratively) dull, stupid, empty-headed
  5. (regional, Transylvania) skinny

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RomanschEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin siccus.

AdjectiveEdit

sec m (feminine singular secca, masculine plural secs, feminine plural seccas)

  1. (Sursilvan) dry