at first hand

at first hand
directly or from personal experience.

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  • first-hand — also first|hand [ˌfə:stˈhænd US ˌfə:rst ] adj [only before noun] first hand experience/knowledge/account etc experience etc that has been learned or gained by doing something yourself or by talking to someone yourself →↑second hand ▪ journalists… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • first-hand or firsthand — first hand1 or first|hand [ ,fɜrst hænd ] adjective obtained directly from someone who is involved in something: first hand information a. gained by doing something yourself: first hand experience first hand or firsthand ,first hand 2 or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • First hand — is obtained directly from the original source. The phrase may also refer to:* First Hand (album), the debut album released by Steven Curtis Chapman * First Hand Foundation, a non profit organisationee also* Second hand (disambiguation) * Third… …   Wikipedia

  • first-hand — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB ▪ from the original source or personal experience; direct: first hand knowledge. ● at first hand Cf. ↑at first hand …   English terms dictionary

  • First-hand — a. Obtained directly from the first or original source; hence, without the intervention of an agent; of information; as, a firsthand report; firsthand information; firsthand knowledge. Syn: direct, original. [1913 Webster] One sphere there is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • first hand — first/second/third/hand phrase if you experience something first hand, you experience it yourself. If you experience something second hand or third hand, someone else tells you about it. Thesaurus: ways of describing involvement and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • First Hand Foundation — First Hand is a non profit, 501 (c)(3) organization supported by the generosity of Cerner Corporation, its associates, its business partners, and friends. The Foundation assists individual children who have clinical, health related needs and no… …   Wikipedia

  • first-hand — if you experience something first hand, you experience it yourself. I ve been a teacher for a long time, and have first hand experience of the way these students behave. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • first|hand — «FURST HAND», adjective, adverb. from the original source; direct: »This is firsthand information (adj.). We got out information firsthand (adv.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • first-hand — see first hand …   English dictionary

  • first hand — also first hand, firsthand 1) ADJ: ADJ n First hand information or experience is gained or learned directly, rather than from other people or from books. School trips give children firsthand experience not available in the classroom. ADV: ADV… …   English dictionary

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