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



Next Word in the Dictionary: first in, first out
Previous Word in the Dictionary: first–generation
All Words Near: firsthand

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up firsthand? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).