[sek-uh nd-ges] /ˈsɛk əndˈgɛs/
verb (used with object)
to use hindsight in criticizing or correcting.
to predict (something) or outguess (someone):
We must try to second-guess what he’ll do next.
to criticize or evaluate with hindsight
to attempt to anticipate or predict (a person or thing)
adjective 1. not directly known or experienced; obtained from others or from books: Most of our knowledge is secondhand. 2. previously used or owned: secondhand clothes. 3. dealing in previously used goods: a secondhand bookseller. adverb 4. after another user or owner: He bought it secondhand. 5. indirectly; at second hand: He heard the news […]
noun 1. the hand that indicates the seconds on a clock or watch. 2. an assistant or helper, as to a worker or foreman. Idioms 3. at second hand, from or through an intermediate source or means; secondhand: She had the news at second hand. adjective 1. previously owned or used 2. not from an […]
noun 1. smoke from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe that is involuntarily inhaled, especially by nonsmokers. secondhand smoke sec·ond·hand smoke (sěk’ənd-hānd’) n. Cigarette, cigar, or pipe smoke that is inhaled unintentionally by nonsmokers and may be injurious to their health if inhaled regularly over a long period.
- Second heart sound
second heart sound n. The heart sound that signifies the beginning of diastole and is caused by closure of the semilunar valves.