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Definition 1: by indirect means - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where secondhand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Definition 2: previously used or owned by another - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where secondhand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bought a secondhand (or used) car

Synonyms for secondhand in the sense of this definition

(secondhand is similar to ...) of long duration; not new

"old tradition" "old house" "old wine" "old country" "old friendships" "old money"

Definition 3: derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where secondhand or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a secondhand report
  • a secondhand account of a memory of something once read
  • most of our knowledge is secondhand

(secondhand is similar to ...) 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"

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