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Meaning of secondhand by Wiktionary Dictionary

secondhand


    Adjective

    secondhand ( not comparable )

    1. ( of goods ) not new; previously owned and used by another
    2. ( of a dealer ) dealing in such merchandise

    Adverb

    secondhand ( not comparable )

    1. indirectly

    Second-hand

    By Wiktionary ( 2010/08/14 09:37 UTC Version )

    Alternative forms

    Adjective

    second hand ( not comparable )

    1. Alternative form of secondhand .

    Usage notes

    Noun

    second hand ( plural: second hands )

    1. On a clock or watch, the hand or pointer that shows the number of seconds that have passed .

    second hand

    By Wiktionary ( 2012/07/10 02:58 UTC Version )

    Alternative forms

    Adjective

    second hand ( not comparable )

    1. Alternative form of secondhand .

    Usage notes

    Related terms

    Noun

    second hand ( plural: second hands )

    1. On a clock or watch, the hand or pointer that shows the number of seconds that have passed .


Explanation of secondhand by Wordnet Dictionary

secondhand


    Adverb
    1. by indirect means

    2. I heard about it only secondhand or thirdhand
      he prefers to buy secondhand
    Adjective
    1. previously used or owned by another

    2. bought a secondhand ( or used ) car
    3. derived from what is primary or original

    4. a secondhand report
      a secondhand account of a memory of something once read
      most of our knowledge is secondhand


    Definition of secondhand by GCIDE Dictionary

    secondhand


    1. Secondhand a.
      1. Not original or primary; received from another; as, “secondhand information”.

      They have but a secondhand or implicit knowledge. Locke.

      2. Not new; already or previously possessed or used by another; as, “a secondhand book, garment”.

      At second hand. See Hand, n., 10.