1. [syn: firsthand, at first hand]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
First-hand \First"-hand`\, a.
Obtained directly from the first or original source; hence,
without the intervention of an agent; -- of information; as,
a firsthand report; firsthand information; firsthand
Syn: direct, original.
One sphere there is . . . where the apprehension
of him is first-hand and direct; and that is the
sphere of our own mind. --J.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: from the original source; directly; "I heard this story
firsthand" [syn: firsthand, at first hand]
adj 1: received directly from a source; "firsthand information"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
84 Moby Thesaurus words for "firsthand":
absolute, adducible, admissible, attestative, attestive, authentic,
avant-garde, based on, callow, certain, circumstantial, conclusive,
convincing, creative, cumulative, damning, decisive, determinative,
dewy, documentary, documented, ever-new, evergreen, evidential,
evidentiary, ex parte, eye-witness, factual, final, fledgling,
founded on, fresh, green, grounded on, hearsay, imaginative,
immature, immediate, implicit, incontrovertible, indicative,
indisputable, intact, irrefutable, irresistible, maiden, maidenly,
material, neoteric, nestling, new, novel, nuncupative, original,
overwhelming, presumptive, primary, pristine, probative, raw,
reliable, revolutionary, sempervirent, significant, suggestive,
sure, symptomatic, telling, unbeaten, underived, undeveloped,
unfledged, unhandled, unique, untouched, untried, untrodden,
unused, valid, vernal, virgin, virginal, weighty, young