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WHAT DOES SECOND HAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?
A second-hand or used good is one that is being purchased by or otherwise transferred to a second or later end user. A used good can also simply mean it is no longer in the same condition as it was when transferred to the current owner. When "used" means an item has expended its purpose, it is typically called garbage, instead. Used goods may be transferred informally between friends and family for free as "hand-me-downs" or they may be sold for a fraction of their original price at garage sales or in church bazaar fundraisers. Governments require some used goods to be sold through regulated markets, as in the case of items which have safety and legal issues, such as used firearms or cars; for these items, government licensing bodies require certification and registration of the sale, to prevent the sale of stolen, unregistered, or unsafe goods. As well, for some high-value used goods, such as cars and motorcycles, governments regulate used sales to ensure that the government gets its sales tax revenue from the sale.
Synonyms and antonyms of second hand in the English dictionary of synonyms
WORDS RELATING TO «SECOND HAND»
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SECOND HAND» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about second hand
3 QUOTES WITH «SECOND HAND»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word second hand.
My mother used to take my brother and me to get any books we wanted, but they were second hand books published in the '30s and '40s. I liked scary books.
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
When we moved to England in 1986, I was ten years old and I didn't know anything about punk or hip hop. The only words I knew in English were 'dance' and 'Michael Jackson.' We got put in a flat in Mitchum, and the council gave us second hand furniture, second hand clothes and a second hand radio that I took to bed with me every night.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SECOND HAND»
Discover the use of second hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to second hand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Second-hand dog: how to turn yours into a first-rate pet
Describes the care, training, and rehabilitation of previously owned or formerly homeless dogs, focusing on their special problems and needs.
Carol Lea Benjamin, 1988
Alternative Exchanges: Second-hand Circulations from the ...
This volume explores the changing meaning of the circulation of second-hand goods from the Renaissance to today, and thereby examines the blurring of boundaries between market, gifts, and charity.
Laurence Fontaine, 2008
Drawing on six years of original research, this book explores what happens when the often contradictory motivations behind style and survival strategies are brought together in the second hand trade.
Nicky Gregson, Louise Crewe, 2003
Old clothes, new looks: secondhand fashion
This book not only shows how important used clothing has become but also what role it plays in culture and history. The Japanese, for example, traditionally salvage sections of kimonos, while in India garments are inexhaustibly recycled.
Alexandra Palmer, Hazel Clark, 2005
The Second-hand Parrot: Everything about Adoption, Housing, ...
The many titles in this series show and tell pet owners how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, and virtually every other animal that is kept as a pet.
Mattie Sue Athan, Dianalee Deter, 2002
SecondHand Smoke: A Novel
Second Hand Smoke is the story of Mila's sons, Issac and Duncan, the one secretly abandoned in Poland, and the other, American-born, raised as an avenging Nazi hunter, poisoned with rage.
Thane Rosenbaum, 2000
Those are Henry's favorite days. But the best day of all is the day Henry realizes what Allen's Second Hand Art can teach him about himself! Once they were broken and abandoned, but they can become beautiful in time.
Cynthia Fabian, 2010
Written between 1993 and 2005, the articles in this book highlight major figurers and movements in Louisville history."--Back cover.
Michael Jones, 2006
Dedicated to You: A Secret History of Second-Hand Books
This is not always the case, though ... Wayne Gooderham is fascinated by second-hand books and curates a growing collection of those featuring intriguing inscriptions.
In nine essays, twenty-seven experts highlight the backgrounds, actors, and effects of second hand spaces based on fifteen projects from Europe, resulting in thematic links to current social discourses throughout the book.
Michael Ziehlke, Sarah Osswald, Oliver Hasemann, 2012
2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SECOND HAND»
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Second Hand Husband
Despite the lack of depth in terms of story or character building, Second Hand Marriage is fairly funny in portions, thanks to the antics of Dharmendra and a ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
Don't blink or you might miss the leap second
This Tuesday, June 30, 2015 photo shows the second hand of a clock at the one second mark in New York. On Tuesday, international timekeepers are tacking a ... «WAVY-TV, Jun 15»
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