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FIRSTHAND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does firsthand mean? 

FIRSTHAND (adjective)
  The adjective FIRSTHAND has 1 sense:

1. received directly from a source

  Familiarity information: FIRSTHAND used as an adjective is very rare.


FIRSTHAND (adverb)
  The adverb FIRSTHAND has 1 sense:

1. at first hand or directly

  Familiarity information: FIRSTHAND used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FIRSTHAND (adjective)


Sense 1firsthand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Received directly from a source

Context example:

firsthand information

Similar:

primary (of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondhand)


FIRSTHAND (adverb)


Sense 1firsthand [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At first hand or directly

Context example:

I heard this story firsthand


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