Second intention
Second 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. [1913 Webster]

And he slept and dreamed the second time. --Gen. xli. 5. [1913 Webster]

2. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior. [1913 Webster]

May the day when we become the second people upon earth . . . be the day of our utter extirpation. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

A Daniel, still say I, a second Daniel! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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 {Second thoughts}, consideration of a matter following a first impulse or impression; reconsideration. [1913 Webster]

On second thoughts, gentlemen, I don't wish you had known him. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Second intention — Intention In*ten tion, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See {Intend}, and cf. {Intension}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Second Intention — Infobox Company company name = Second Intention company type = Limited foundation = 2004 location = Wellington, New Zealand industry =Computer and video game industry Entertainment industry key people = Will Vale homepage =… …   Wikipedia

  • second intention — second in·ten·tion in ten chən n the healing of an incised wound by granulations that bridge the gap between skin edges compare FIRST INTENTION * * * sec·ond in·ten·tion (sekґənd in tenґshən) see under healing …   Medical dictionary

  • second intention — noun 1. : a conception (as species, genus, whiteness) generalized from or formed by reflection on first intention 2. : the healing of an incised wound by granulations that bridge the gap between skin edges compare first intention …   Useful english dictionary

  • second intention — Logic. See under intention (def. 5b). * * * …   Universalium

  • second intention — noun Medicine the healing of a wound in which the edges do not meet and new epithelium must form across granulation tissue …   English new terms dictionary

  • second intention healing — Healing in which the edges of a wound are separated and the gap is filled first by granulation tissue and then covered by epithelial tissue from the wound edges • • • Main Entry: ↑intention …   Useful english dictionary

  • To heal by the second intention — Intention In*ten tion, n. [F. intention, L. intentio. See {Intend}, and cf. {Intension}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A stretching or bending of the mind toward an object; closeness of application; fixedness of attention; earnestness. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Union by the second intention — Union Un ion (?; 277), n. [F., from L. unio oneness, union, a single large pearl, a kind of onion, fr. unus one. See {One}, and cf. {Onion}, {Unit}.] 1. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • healing by second intention — Surg., Med. See under intention (def. 6). * * * …   Universalium

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