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Mother's Day a holiday to honor mothers, celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on the second Sunday in May every year. People often give gifts or do nice things for their mothers on this day.
octave a musical tone with the same name as another, higher or lower tone. When a tone is played with its octave, the tones blend together and sound almost like a single note. The higher of the tones in an octave always has twice as many vibrations per second as the lower note. [1/2 definitions]
person one of three groups of personal pronouns that show who the subject of the verb is. The first person, ("I" or "we") is used for the person who speaks or writes. The second person, ("you") is used for the person who reads or listens. The third person ("he," "she," "it," or "they") is used for the person or thing the speaker is talking about. [1/3 definitions]
ratio the relation between two numbers seen as the number of times the second number can be divided into the first. [1/2 definitions]
Roman numeral a letter used as a number in the ancient Roman number system. The letter I equals 1, V equals 5, X equals 10, L equals 50, C equals 100, D equals 500, and M equals 1,000. In this system, a letter followed by one of equal or lesser value means the two are added; seven is VII, or 5+1+1. A letter followed by one of greater value means that the first is subtracted from the second; four hundred is CD, or 500-100.
Rosh Hashanah a high holy day that celebrates the beginning of the New Year according to the Jewish calendar. Rosh Hashanah takes place on the first day or the first and second days of Tishri.
runner-up the person or team that finishes in second place.
Saturn the second largest planet in the solar system and sixth in distance from the sun. Saturn is known for the icy rings that circle its middle. [1/2 definitions]
sec. an abbreviation for second, or seconds.
second baseman in baseball, the player whose position is at second base when the other team is batting and whose primary function is to defend that base.
shortstop the position between second and third base in baseball or softball, or the player in this position.
sophomore a student in the second year of high school or college.
Taurus the second sign of the zodiac, the Bull, which the sun enters about April 21. [1/3 definitions]
third coming next after the second in a series. [2/3 definitions]
thong a sandal held on the foot by a narrow leather, rubber, or plastic strap that passes between the first and second toes. [1/2 definitions]
thorax the second or middle part of an insect's body. [1/2 definitions]
v3 the twenty-second letter of the English alphabet.
Venus the sixth largest planet in the solar system and second in distance from the sun. Venus has a dense, cloudy atmosphere. The clouds that cover Venus reflect light and make it the brightest planet. [1/2 definitions]