from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that takes second place, as in a game, sport, or other competition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In tennis, golf, and similar games, the player next to the winner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The person who finishes second.
  • noun Second favorite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the competitor who finishes second


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