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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The Gateshead Harrier clocked 8 mins 38.7 secs to eclipse Dennis Coates' time of 8:48.0, set in 1981.
▪ Under the weather or not Ashcroft clocked 2 mins 13.8 secs, almost a second faster than her winning time last year.
▪ Livingstone clocked 18 mins 6 secs for the 3 1/2 miles in heavy rain, beating Vose by ten metres.
▪ Berger crossed the line, his fuel reading zero and Schumacher just 0.7 secs behind.
▪ Catherine Allsopp ran an intelligently-paced race in the 800 metres, finishing third in 2 mins 11.36 secs.
▪ His time of 3 mins 59.4 sec had left him exhausted to the point of collapse.
▪ Hold the phone there, a sec, Dex.
▪ Jim Boyd finished in 36 mins. 13 secs.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1956, conversational shortening of second (n.).


of wine, "dry," French sec (10c.), from Latin siccus "dry" (also source of Italian secco); see siccative.


n. 1 (context colloquial English) second#Noun_2, (frac: 60) of a minute. 2 (context colloquial English) (abbreviationsecond) (gloss: A short indeterminate period of time.)

  1. n. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites [syn: second, s]

  2. ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle [syn: secant]

  3. an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors [syn: Securities and Exchange Commission]


adj. (of champagne) moderately dry [syn: unsweet]


Sec (wine), is a French term used to indicate the sweetness level of a wine.

SEC, Sec, or Seč may also refer to:

Seč (Chrudim District)

Seč is a town in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic with approximately 1,700 inhabitants.

Villages Hoješín, Javorka, Kraskov, Počátky, Proseč, Prosíčka, Přemilov, Ústupky and Žďárec u Seče are administrative parts of Seč.

Seč dam was built next to the town.


Seč is name of several locations in central Europe:

  • Seč (Chrudim District), a city in the Pardubice Region (Chrudim District) of the Czech Republic
    • Seč Dam next to the village of Seč
  • Seč, Kočevje, an abandoned settlement in the Municipality of Kočevje, Slovenia
  • Seč, Novo Mesto, an abandoned settlement in the Municipality of Novo Mesto, Slovenia
  • Seč, Prievidza District, a village in the Trenčín Region (Prievidza District) of Slovakia
Seč (Ústí nad Orlicí District)

Seč is a village and municipality ( obec) in the Ústí nad Orlicí District, Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic.

The municipality covers an area of , and had a population of 141 (as of 2 October 2006).

Seč lies approximately north-west of Ústí nad Orlicí, east of Pardubice, and east of Prague.

Usage examples of "sec".

Ryan bolstered his blaster, seeing that the double sec doors into the section were firmly closed.

Seated directly behind him, General Grisham held several folders in case they were needed, but the Sec Def waved them off.

Though briefing without the aid of notes or Power Point slides, the Sec Def was speaking quickly.

The Sec Def had been complaining about the poor quality of human intelligence collection at the CIA for years and as far as he was concerned, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, signed by the President on 17 December 2004, and the creation of the DNI had made things worse instead of better.

Apparently your experts at Homeland Security think the Sec Def and the Chairman are too vulnerable.

Prague ordered the pilot, who expertly sideslipped his heliTurcotte watched as the large disk that Prague had called copter so that they were now flying sideways, with the nose Bouncer Three made an abrupt jump move to the right, of the aircraft--and the chain gun hung off the skid- changed directions just short of 180 degrees in a split sec- pointed toward the pickup.

HITCHING UP THEIR PANTS, two sec men walked from the lav of the Shiloh ville situated near the stone quarry when one of them stopped in his tracks.

A group of nondescript government vehicles had been waiting on the tarmac for the sec retary of state and her entourage.

Davichaux expected it to be the taciturn Kentuckian, Nate Ruell, behind the wheel, with a couple of sec men riding shotgun.

I would survive on out-of-date pate and vacuum-packed saucisson sec while I worked on my poem.

Now he relaxed, knowing that he still had four rounds left in the weapon, knowing that all the sec men, and the unlucky driver, were dead or dying, fingers scrabbling in the pools of bloodied mud, limbs moving under and over each other.

He stirred up constant intrigues among sec men and toadies, then conducted bloody purges of those he considered the most dangerous.

The sec men and high-level toadies sitting around the long table jumped to their feet when he entered.

Some sec men and toadies were crouched at one end of the patio, doing something along the steel-pipe railing.

The handful of very important toadies cowered on the couch, and nervous sec men were pacing with their blasters at the ready.