See also first generation language, third generation language.
noun 1. the plant growth that follows the destruction of virgin forest. second growth noun 1. natural regrowth of a forest after fire, cutting, or some other disturbance
[sek-uh nd-ges] /ˈsɛk əndˈgɛs/ verb (used with object) 1. to use hindsight in criticizing or correcting. 2. to predict (something) or outguess (someone): We must try to second-guess what he’ll do next. second-guess verb (informal) 1. to criticize or evaluate with hindsight 2. 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 […]