firsthand firsthand  /fərst ˈhænd/


  1. (adj) received directly from a source
  2. (adv) from the original source; directly


  1. An intrepid reporter's firsthand account of how he survived for 48 hours on nothing but a liquid mixture of lemons, cayenne pepper and maple syrup.
  2. There are hundreds of people who could be honored for their good works, but I've seen Brad and Angelina firsthand, and their commitment together is truly impressive.
  3. PTI's Kate Betts gives firsthand insight into the latest couture shows from the top designers.


  1. Pistons front-runner Cheeks wouldn't be sexy hire, but he could help Knight

    A source with firsthand knowledge of the situation told the Free Press on Thursday night that the Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach is the front-runner for the job. The source requested not to be named because a deal hasn't been struck, though it could be completed soon.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Augusta officials tour riverwalk issues firsthand

    The Augusta Commission got a firsthand look Monday at maintenance and safety issues along what the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau said is the city's third-most-popular tourist attraction.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Augusta Chronicle

  3. Firsthand Technology Value Fund Discloses Top Portfolio Holdings

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. (the "Fund"), a publicly-traded venture capital fund that invests in technology and cleantech companies, disclosed today that its top ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Competing against Sam many times over the years, we know firsthand what he brings to us," coach Bill Belichick said in a statement. "We're glad he'sa Patriot."
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Bill Belichick Source: Boston Herald

  2. Asked if she agreed, Mrs Clinton replied firmly: "No, I do not. I am a senator from New York. I have lived with the aftermath of 9/11, and I have seen firsthand the terrible damage that can be inflicted on our country by a small band of terrorists."
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source:

  3. "Going undefeated during the regular season is a remarkable achievement," 1972 Dolphins coach Don Shula said. "I know firsthand how difficult it is to win every game, and just as we did in 1972, the Patriots have done a great job...
    on Dec 30, 2007 By: Don Shula Source: CNN

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