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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.
Joyce Ross, Beatson Cancer Charity's corporate fundraising manager, said: "I was delighted to welcome Linstone staff to the Beatson and show the team first hand what Beatson Cancer Charity does.
Speaking to Friday Treat, Big Bolaji, who only just released a new single, said that the trip, for him was very memorable, adding that as the gospel was boundless, it was important to experience first hand, the history, traditions and landmarks of the bible first hand.
Stuart Laing from Redcar and Cleveland Training Centre said the students gained first hand experience to prepare them for future careers in construction.
Finally, it is the first documentary providing first hand source accounts of how the original investigation was undermined.