the hand that indicates the seconds on a clock or watch.
an assistant or helper, as to a worker or foreman.
at second hand, from or through an intermediate source or means; secondhand:
She had the news at second hand.
previously owned or used
not from an original source or experience
dealing in or selling goods that are not new: a second-hand car dealer
from a source of previously owned or used goods: he prefers to buy second-hand
not directly: he got the news second-hand
a pointer on the face of a timepiece that indicates the seconds Compare hour hand, minute hand
see: at second hand
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.
noun 1. an additional residence, as at the shore or in the country, where one goes on weekends, vacations, and the like. 2. another residence, as of a close relative or friend, where one spends a great deal of time or feels welcome and at home: Aunt Sue’s house was my second home. 3. any […]
noun 1. a person who owns another house in addition to their main home, often in an area where they are not native and used as a holiday home