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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 ?
With one member trimming beef in a cannery, and another working in a sausage factory, the family had a first-hand knowledge of the great majority of Packingtown swindles.
Then, if Summerlee carried the day and some means of escape were found, we should return to London with first-hand knowledge of
He did not attempt to deny that he had acted as described upon the evening before, but declared that he had no sinister designs, and had simply wished to obtain first-hand information.
Bucket took this opportunity of entering into a little light conversation, asking me if I were afraid of fire-arms, as most young ladies were; asking Richard if he were a good shot; asking Phil Squod which he considered the best of those rifles and what it might be worth first-hand, telling him in return that it was a pity he ever gave way to his temper, for he was naturally so amiable that he might have been a young woman, and making himself generally agreeable.
Washington and myself an opportunity to get first-hand, accurate information as to the real condition of the race, by seeing the people in their homes, their churches, their Sunday-schools, and their places of work, as well as in the prisons and dens of crime.
For instance, there was the falling-through-space dream--the commonest dream experience, one practically known, by first-hand experience, to all men.
He described Nature from full and sympathetic first-hand observation, but there is still a certain stiffness about his manner, very different from the intimate and confident familiarity and power of spiritual interpretation which characterizes the great poets of three generations later.
But the stories my father told me, sometimes odd enough stories to tell a little girl, as we wandered about the echoing rooms, or hung over the stone balustrade and fed the fishes in the lake, or picked the pale dog-roses in the hedges, or lay in the boat in a shady reed-grown bay while he smoked to keep the mosquitoes off, were after all only traditions, imparted to me in small doses from time to time, when his earnest desire not to raise his remarks above the level of dulness supposed to be wholesome for Backfische was neutralised by an impulse to share his thoughts with somebody who would laugh; whereas the place I was bound for on my latest pilgrimage was filled with living, first-hand memories of all the enchanted years that lie between two and eighteen.
The Residential Properties (First-hand Sales) Ordinance has been implemented smoothly since its introduction a year ago, enhancing transparency, fairness and order in first-hand residential property sales.
POLICE are going walkabout next week to get residents' first-hand views.
The book gets to the essence of success with in-depth, first-hand profiles of four bona fide stellar investors: Marcel Arsenault, John Hamilton, Ben Leeds and Gerald Marcil.
Trevor Phillips, Chair of the UK's Commission for Racial Equality, commented, 'When it comes to race and religion this clearly shows that we are dealing with a difference of which most people have no first-hand experience.