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Definition of the adjective second-rate

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adjective

  1. moderate to inferior in quality
    • examples: It is at best a second-rate hotel. | He is at best a second-rate scholar. | She is a second-rate singer at best.
    • synonym of second-rate: mediocre
    • similar: inferior

Alternative definition of the adjective second-rate

adjective

  1. Of mediocre quality, not first class.

Definition of the noun second-rate

What does second-rate mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. [military, nautical, historical] a British ship-of-the-line sail warship that has 90 to 98 guns dispersed onto 3 gundecks.

Group

Second-rate a.k.a. Second Rate est un groupe de punk rock mélodique originaire de Besançon. Le groupe a été créé en 1998 sur les cendres de deux autres groupes, Gimp et Unduly. Second Rate se sépare en octobre 2003, laissant à la place à Lost Cowboy Heroes, Hawaii Samurai et à Generic.

  • album: "Last Days of Glory"

Miscellanea

Second-rate: In the British Royal Navy, a second rate was a ship of the line which by the start of the 18th century mounted 90 to 98 guns on three gun decks; earlier 17th century second rates had fewer guns and were originally two-deckers or had only partially armed third gun decks. The term in no way implied that they were of inferior quality. They were essentially smaller and hence cheaper versions of the three-decker first rates. Like the first rates, they fought in the line of battle, but unlike the first rates, which were considered too valuable to risk in distant stations, the second rates often served also in major overseas stations as flagships. They had a reputation for poor handling and slow sailing. They were popular as Flagships of admirals commanding the Windward and/or leeward islands station, which was usually a Rear Admiral of the Red.

  • also known as Корабль 2 ранга

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Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

inferior, inadequate, second-rate, third-rate, second-best, second-string, also-ran, mediocre, outclassed, deficient, imperfect, so- so, pedestrian, undistinguished. ant. first-class, prime, A-one, excellent, prize ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

SECOND-RATE, a. of the second size, rank, quality, or value: N. the second order in size, etc. SEcond sIGHT, supposed power of seeing things future or distant ( see below). SEcond-sigHTED, a having the supposed power of seeing the future.

Google previewA rhyming dictionary (1865)

by John Walker

Second-rate The second order in dignity or ...

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First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people. (Andre Weil)
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