(Se*clude) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Secluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Secluding.] [L. secludere, seclusum; pref.
se- aside + claudere to shut. See Close, v. t.]
1. To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse
Let Eastern tyrants from the light of heavenThomson.
Seclude their bosom slaves.
2. To shut or keep out; to exclude. [Obs.] Evelyn.
Se*clud"ed*ly, adv. Se*clud"ed*ness, n.
(Se*clu"sion) n. [See Seclude.] The act of secluding, or the state of being secluded; separation
from society or connection; a withdrawing; privacy; as, to live in seclusion.
O blest seclusion from a jarring world, which he, thus occupied, enjoys!Cowper.
Syn. Solitude; separation; withdrawment; retirement; privacy. See Solitude.
(Se*clu"sive) a. Tending to seclude; keeping in seclusion; secluding; sequestering.
(Sec"ond) a. [F., fr. L. secundus second, properly, following, fr. sequi to follow. See Sue to
follow, and cf. Secund.]
1. Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occurring again; another; other.
And he slept and dreamed the second time.Gen. xli. 5.
2. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
May the day when we become the second people upon earth . . . be the day of our utter extirpation.Landor.
3. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a prototype; as, a second Cato; a
second Troy; a second deluge.
A Daniel, still say I, a second Daniel!Shak. Second Adventist. See Adventist. Second cousin, the child of a cousin. Second-cut file.
See under File. Second distance (Art), that part of a picture between the foreground and the
background; called also middle ground, or middle distance. [R.] Second estate (Eng.), the
House of Peers. Second girl, a female house- servant who does the lighter work, as chamber
work or waiting on table. Second intention. See under Intention. Second story, Second
floor, in America, the second range of rooms from the street level. This, in England, is called the first
floor, the one beneath being the ground floor. Second thought or thoughts, consideration of a
matter following a first impulse or impression; reconsideration.
On second thoughts, gentlemen, I don't wish you had known him.Dickens.
1. One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance,
excellence, or power.
An angel's second, nor his second long.