Definitions for second handˈsɛk ənd ˌhænd for 1 ; ˈsɛk ənd ˈhænd for 2,3

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sec•ond handˈsɛk ənd ˌhænd for 1 ; ˈsɛk ənd ˈhænd for 2,3(n.)

  1. the hand that indicates the seconds on a clock or watch.

    Category: Horology

Idioms for second hand:

  1. at second hand,through an intermediate source :

    news heard at second hand.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of second hand:

1425–75 for def. 3 ; 1750–60 for def. 1

sec•ond•handˈsɛk əndˈhænd(adj.)

  1. not directly known or experienced:

    secondhand knowledge.

  2. previously used or owned:

    secondhand clothes.

  3. dealing in previously used goods:

    a secondhand bookseller.

  4. (adv.)after another user or owner:

    He bought it secondhand.

  5. indirectly; at second hand:

    heard the news secondhand.

Origin of secondhand:

1645–55

sec′ond•hand′ed•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. second hand(noun)

    an intermediate person; used in the phrase `at second hand'

    "he could learn at second hand from books"

  2. second hand(adverb)

    hand marking seconds on a timepiece

  3. second hand(adverb)

    from a source of previously owned goods

    "I prefer to buy second hand"

Wiktionary

  1. second hand(Noun)

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

Freebase

  1. Second Hand

    Second Hand is an album by Mark Heard, released in 1991, on Heard's own Fingerprint Records. The album was listed at #4 in the book CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music. At the 4th Annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in September 2005, Buddy Miller received the Album of the Year Award for his Universal United House of Prayer, and the opening track of that album, a cover of Heard's "Worry Too Much", won the Song of the Year Award.

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