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Meaning of SECONDHAND

Pronunciation:  `sekun'hand

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  by indirect means; "I heard about it only secondhand or thirdhand"; "he prefers to buy secondhand"
  2. [adj]  previously used or owned by another; "bought a secondhand (or used) car"
  3. [adj]  derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand; "a secondhand report"; "a secondhand account of a memory of something once read"; "most of our knowledge is secondhand"
 

SECONDHAND is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: old, secondary, used
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sec"ond*hand`\, a.
1. Not original or primary; received from another.

         They have but a secondhand or implicit knowledge.
                                               --Locke.

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

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

 

 

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