1. firsthand

adjective. ['fɝstˈhænd, fɝsˈhænd, ˈfɝːsthænd, ˈfɝːshænd'] received directly from a source.


  • last


  • first (English)
  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hand (English)

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Rhymes with Firsthand

  • bageland
  • bookstand
  • courtland
  • degrand
  • deutschland
  • eastland
  • eastland
  • firsthand
  • gilleland
  • graceland
  • heldenbrand
  • hildenbrand
  • kingsland
  • krugerrand
  • legrand
  • legrande
  • mercland
  • neverland
  • whisenand
  • whisenand

Sentences with firsthand

1. Verb, base form
This may lead to micromanaging, because you know firsthand what you want volunteers to do.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Book a tour through the Vatican to experience some of these masterpieces firsthand.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Every year, in June, non-natives are welcome to experience tribal culture firsthand at the Alabama-Coushatta powwow.

Quotes about firsthand

1. Excuse me?"I said, palms down on the Formica tabletop. "Coffee? I thought we came here for pie.""I don't eat the kind of pie they serve here."I felt a flash of heat go through my stomach. I knew firsthand the kind of pie Ranger liked.
- Janet Evanovich, To the Nines

2. [A] great deal of what we believe we do not know firsthand; instead we have faith in the knowledge of specialists.
- Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate

3. While we can learn or study techniques for almost anything we might want to accomplish, real understanding is not the mere accumulation of knowledge. Understanding cannot be realized by listening or reading about the realization of others. It must be achieved firsthand via substantive, direct perception in the moment.
- H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

2. firsthand

adverb. ['fɝstˈhænd, fɝsˈhænd, ˈfɝːsthænd, ˈfɝːshænd'] from the original source; directly.


  • unoriginal


  • first (English)
  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hand (English)