secondly

[sek-uh nd-lee]

adverb

in the second place; second.

Nearby words

  1. secondary xylem,
  2. seconde,
  3. secondee,
  4. secondhand,
  5. secondhand smoke,
  6. secondment,
  7. secondo,
  8. seconds,
  9. secos,
  10. secrecy

Origin of secondly

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at second1, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for secondly

secondly

adverb

another word for second, usually used to precede the second item in a list of topics
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Word Origin and History for secondly

secondly

adv.

late 14c., from second (adj.) + -ly (2).

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