adverb see second I

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  • Secondly — Sec ond*ly, adv. In the second place. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • secondly — (adv.) late 14c., from SECOND (Cf. second) (adj.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • secondly — ► ADVERB ▪ in the second place; second …   English terms dictionary

  • secondly — [sek′ənd lē] adv. in the second place; second: used chiefly in enumerating topics …   English World dictionary

  • secondly — [[t]se̱kəndli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl (not last in cl) You say secondly when you want to make a second point or give a second reason for something. The problems were numerous. Firstly, I didn t know exactly when I was going to America; secondly,… …   English dictionary

  • secondly — adverb In the second place. Firstly, I continue to base most species treatments on personally collected material, rather than on herbarium plants. Secondly, I continue to base my concepts on intensive study of a limited suite of collections,… …   Wiktionary

  • secondly — See first. See first, firstly, secondly …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • secondly — sec|ond|ly W3 [ˈsekəndli] adv [sentence adverb] used when you want to give a second point or fact, or give a second reason for something →↑firstly ▪ Firstly, they are not efficient, and secondly, they are expensive to make …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • secondly — sec|ond|ly [ sekəndli ] adverb ** used for introducing the second in a series of two or more things: Firstly, I didn t know the neighborhood and, secondly, it was night …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • secondly — adverb (sentence adverb) used to introduce the second fact, reason, subject etc that you want to talk about: First we must establish exactly what happened. Secondly, we must try to find out why …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • secondly — adverb in the first place you re too young, and secondly it s too dangerous Syn: furthermore, also, moreover, likewise; second, in the second place, next; secondarily …   Thesaurus of popular words

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