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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.
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Linstone staff were given a tour of the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Charity's Wellbeing Centre learning first-hand about the care offered by staff and volunteers.
KUWAIT, Nov 19 (KUNA) -- A delegation from Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development visited Sunday a KFAED-funded residential complex and a medical center in southern Iraq to get acquainted with construction process first-hand. The visit aims at getting first-hand account of construction in Umm Qasr residential complex and Kuwait Surgical Complex, Kuwait Consulate in Basra said in a statement, sent to KUNA Kuwait.
She said its makers were promoting violence against women, and giving men "a first-hand virtual experience of exploiting and murdering women for entertainment".
During the visit the students were given an induction from the site manager on housebuilding, talks on health and safety and they also enjoyed the opportunity to see first-hand the various stages of construction, from laying foundations to final fixes and flooring.
Lahore -- Ufone, one of the successful bidders of 3G spectrum, has launched FREE 3G services in Lahore for the consumers to get a first-hand feel of third generation mobile telephony and its wonders.
This is the first documentary ever to present the hard forensic evidence and assessments of that evidence by a group of first-hand sources who actually handled it.
COVENTRY firm Fusion Contact Centre Services is sending staff to Guatemala to see first-hand how the company's charity donations will be invested.
atomic agency will send two experts to Japan to get first-hand information about the status of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Summary: President Barack Obama has said his first-hand look at troops' sacrifices will have a bearing on how he views the war in Afghanistan.
POLICE are going walkabout next week to get residents' first-hand views.
This collection is made up of first-hand descriptions of events and people who have shaped the capital's history over the past 2,000 years.