firsthand


first·hand

adjective \ˈfərst-ˈhand\

: coming directly from actually experiencing or seeing something

Full Definition of FIRSTHAND

:  obtained by, coming from, or being direct personal observation or experience <a firsthand account of the war>
firsthand adverb

Examples of FIRSTHAND

  1. He gave a firsthand account of the battle.
  2. She draws on firsthand experiences for her novel.

First Known Use of FIRSTHAND

1748

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