Definition of Second hand

1. Adverb. From a source of previously owned goods. "I prefer to buy second hand"

Partainyms: Secondhand

2. Noun. An intermediate person; used in the phrase 'at second hand'. "He could learn at second hand from books"

3. Noun. Hand marking seconds on a timepiece.
Generic synonyms: Hand
Specialized synonyms: Sweep Hand, Sweep-second

Definition of Second hand

1. Adjective. (alternative form of secondhand) ¹

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Second Hand

second freedom rights
second gas effect
second gear
second gears
second grade
second grades
second growth
second guess
second guessed
second guesser
second guessers
second guesses
second guessing
second half
second halves
second hand (current term)
second hands
second heart sound
second helping
second helpings
second home
second homes
second imperative
second imperatives
second in command
second incisor
second innings
second inversion
second inversions
second island chain

Literary usage of Second hand

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Connoisseur by Town, Bonnell Thornton, George Colman (1904)
"These, the leading members of the second-hand trade, are apt to treat their profits as representing a percentage on the money invested ; and, ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"It appears that he kept a store in which he dealt in new and second-hand furniture, exclusively. We think the evidence sufficient to justify the conclusion ..."

3. Book-auction Recordsby Frank Karslake by Frank Karslake (1907)
"Catalogue of Ancient and Modern Second-hand Books, with a few rare and First ... Catalogue of Second-hand Books, Ancient and Modern, classified under ..."

4. Poverty: A Study of Town Life by Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree (1902)
"Trousers . Shi i Us . Cap and scarf No. 9 No. 18 1 pair second-hand ... 1 second-hand 1 second-hand . 1 pair second-hand 2 new ones at 2s. ..."

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