from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not new; previously owned and used by another
  • adj. dealing in such merchandise
  • adv. indirectly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not original or primary; received from another.
  • adj. Not new; already or previously possessed or used by another.

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

  • adv. by indirect means
  • adj. derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand
  • adj. previously used or owned by another


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