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Definitions for secondhand
ˈsɛk əndˈhændsec·ond·hand

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. secondhandadjective

    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"

  2. secondhand, usedadverb

    previously used or owned by another

    "bought a secondhand (or used) car"

  3. secondhandadverb

    by indirect means

    "I heard about it only secondhand or thirdhand"; "he prefers to buy secondhand"


  1. Secondhandadjective

    Not original or primary; received from another; as, secondhand information.


  1. secondhandadverb


  2. secondhandadjective

    not new; previously owned and used by another

  3. secondhandadjective

    dealing in such merchandise

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secondhandadjective

    not original or primary; received from another

  2. Secondhandadjective

    not new; already or previously or used by another; as, a secondhand book, garment

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of secondhand in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of secondhand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of secondhand in a Sentence

  1. Warren Bennis:

    People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.

  2. Brian King:

    The findings reinforce that secondhand smoke is still a problem in this country. Half of middle school and high school students are exposed to something we know is harmful to their health and is completely preventable.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    I've come to the understanding that I live it, i know exactly what I'm doing out here and I've hit the shots, and I don't really need someone else's secondhand opinion of what I was thinking of. I know exactly what I was doing out there.

  4. Robertson Davies:

    The world is burdened with young fogies. Old men with ossified minds are easily dealt with. But men who look young, act young and everlastingly harp on the fact that they are young, but who nevertheless think and act with a degree of caution that would be excessive in their grandfathers, are the curse of the world. Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.

  5. Lucy Popova:

    But research on effects of secondhand smoke on mental health have been really just emerging and this study really contributes to this growing body of evidence that exposure to secondhand smoke in children might be responsible for cognitive and behavioral problems.

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