sec

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sec

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

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of second.

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Noun[edit]

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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Aromanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin siccus. Compare Daco-Romanian sec.

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Adjective[edit]

sec

  1. dry
  2. barren, deserted

Etymology 2[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. I dry, dry up.
  2. I exhaust, wither, drain, empty.
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin siccus(dry).

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. dry
  2. skinny

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Verb[edit]

sec

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of seure

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin siccus(dry)

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Adjective[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

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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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

sec

  1. rafsi of senci.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

sec impf ‎(perfective pósec)

  1. to mow (cut something down)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin siccus

Adjective[edit]

sec m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular seiche)

  1. dry (lacking moisture)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin siccus.

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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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Romansch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin siccus.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (Sursilvan) dry