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firsthand

adjective first·hand \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
FIRSTHAND Defined for Kids

firsthand

adjective or adverb first·hand \ˈfərst-ˈhand\

Definition of FIRSTHAND for Kids

:  coming right from the original source <firsthand information> <I got the story firsthand.>

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