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sec·ond·hand

 (sĕk′ənd-hănd′)
adj.
1. Previously used by another; not new.
2. Dealing in previously used merchandise.
3. Obtained, derived, or borrowed from another; not original.
adv.
In an indirect manner; indirectly.

sec•ond hand

(ˈsɛk ənd ˌhænd for 1; ˈsɛk ənd ˈhænd for 2,3 )
n.
the hand that indicates the seconds on a clock or watch.
Idioms:
at second hand, through an intermediate source: news heard at second hand.
[1425–75 for definition 3; 1750–60 for definition 1]

sec•ond•hand

(ˈsɛk 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.
adv.
4. after another user or owner: He bought it secondhand.
5. indirectly; at second hand: heard the news secondhand.
[1645–55]
sec′ond•hand′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.secondhand - 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"
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
2.secondhand - previously used or owned by anothersecondhand - previously used or owned by another; "bought a secondhand (or used) car"
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
Adv.1.secondhand - by indirect means; "I heard about it only secondhand or thirdhand"; "he prefers to buy secondhand"
References in classic literature ?
With some of the money he had earned, he bought himself a secondhand volume that had a few pages missing, and with that he learned to read in a very short time.
They could get bedding at a secondhand store, she explained; and they would not need any, while the weather was so hot-- doubtless they would all sleep on the sidewalk such nights as this, as did nearly all of her guests.
Present on the table, one scanty pot of tea, one scanty loaf, two scanty pats of butter, two scanty rashers of bacon, two pitiful eggs, and an abundance of handsome china bought a secondhand bargain.
Secondhand smoke from cigarettes has long been linked to numerous health problems, including severe asthma, respiratory infections and ear infections.
28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The danger to teenagers' lungs from e-cigarettes isn't only occurring in those who vape: A new report finds many young bystanders are breathing in "secondhand" fumes.
We have enough issues with secondhand tobacco smoke where I live.
Exposure to secondhand smoke from burning tobacco products can cause sudden infant death syndrome, respiratory infections, ear infections, and asthma attacks in infants and children, and coronary heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer in adult nonsmokers (1).
He said:"Our analysis showed Scotland has made even greater progress in protecting non-smokers from secondhand smoke than previous reports had suggested.
A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in adulthood.
Summary: Washington DC, [USA] July 21 (ANI): In developing countries around the world especially in Asia, secondhand smoke causes thousands of still births every year.