from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Previously used by another; not new.
  • adjective Dealing in previously used merchandise.
  • adjective Obtained, derived, or borrowed from another; not original.
  • adverb In an indirect manner; indirectly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not original or primary; received from another.
  • adjective Not new; already or previously possessed or used by another.
  • adjective See Hand, n., 10.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of goods not new; previously owned and used by another
  • adjective of a dealer dealing in such merchandise
  • adverb indirectly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb by indirect means
  • adjective derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand
  • adjective previously used or owned by another


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