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first-hand

adj, adv
1. from the original source; direct or directly: first-hand news; he got the news first-hand.
2. at first hand from the original source; directly
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first-hand

adjective direct, personal, immediate, face-to-face, straight from the horse's mouth He'll get a first-hand briefing on the emergency.
Translations

first-hand

[ˈfɜːstˈhænd]
A. ADJ [information, account] → de primera mano; [experience, knowledge] → de primera mano
B. ADVdirectamente

first-hand

[ˈfɜːstˈhænd]
1. adjdiretto/a, di prima mano
2. advdirettamente

first

(fəːst) adjective, adverb
before all others in place, time or rank. the first person to arrive; The boy spoke first.
adverb
before doing anything else. `Shall we eat now?' `Wash your hands first!
noun
the person, animal etc that does something before any other person, animal etc. the first to arrive.
ˈfirstly adverb
in the first place. I have three reasons for not going – firstly, it's cold, secondly, I'm tired, and thirdly, I don't want to!
first aid adjective (etc) treatment of a wounded or sick person before the doctor's arrival: We should all learn first aid; ()
first-aid treatment.
ˈfirst-born adjective, noun
(one's) oldest (child).
ˌfirst-ˈclass adjective
1. of the best quality. a first-class hotel.
2. very good. This food is first-class!
3. (for) travelling in the best and most expensive part of the train, plane, ship etc. a first-class passenger ticket; (also adverb) She always travels first-class.
ˌfirst-ˈhand adjective, adverb
(of a story, description etc) obtained directly, not through various other people. a first-hand account; I heard the story first-hand.
ˌfirst-ˈrate adjective
of the best quality. She is a first-rate architect.
at first
at the beginning. At first I didn't like him.
at first hand
obtained etc directly. I was able to acquire information at first hand.
first and foremost
first of all.
first of all
to begin with; the most important thing is. First of all, let's clear up the mess; First of all, the scheme is impossible – secondly, we can't afford it.
References in classic literature ?
The following list includes rather more of the other authors than can probably be studied at first hand in one college year.
These arguments appear to insinuate that the public relies on the media as a significant source of information or "knowledge" about those things with which they have little or no personal experience, or first hand knowledge.
Each novella tells a story of an experience with the virus/disease through a friend, lover, or family member or first hand.
Our lucky winner will get the opportunity to sample, first hand, the speed of a current Formula One car around Silverstone or Donington during the 1999 Grand Prix season.
His fresh approach and creative strategies are the result of a uniquely diverse background - a blend of his experiences as a practicing real estate attorney working with many of the city's most respected builders, together with his years as Office of Economic Development (OED) Commissioner in the Koch Administration, where he learned first hand how the city's real property tax policies are developed and implemented.