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As a practicing neurologist, I can tell you first hand that working with Parkinson's patients offers clinical challenges. But from an emotional perspective, this disease can border on overwhelming.
David Perlmutter

Meaning of "first hand" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FIRST HAND

first hand  [fɜːst hænd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FIRST HAND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
First hand is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FIRST HAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

First hand

Firsthand means obtained directly from the original source. The phrase may also refer to: ▪ First Hand, the debut album released by Steven Curtis Chapman ▪ First Hand Foundation, a non-profit organisation...

Definition of first hand in the English dictionary

The definition of first hand in the dictionary is at first hand from the original source; directly.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FIRST HAND


backhand
ˈbækˌhænd
beforehand
bɪˈfɔːˌhænd
behindhand
bɪˈhaɪndˌhænd
cowhand
ˈkaʊˌhænd
deckhand
ˈdɛkˌhænd
forehand
ˈfɔːˌhænd
freehand
ˈfriːhænd
glad-hand
ˈɡlædˌhænd
hand
hænd
longhand
ˈlɒŋˌhænd
offhand
ˌɒfˈhænd
overhand
ˈəʊvəˌhænd
shorthand
ˈʃɔːtˌhænd
stagehand
ˈsteɪdʒˌhænd
stonehand
ˈstəʊnˌhænd
underhand
ˈʌndəˌhænd
unhand
ʌnˈhænd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FIRST HAND

first estate
first ever
first family
First Fleet
First Fleeter
first floor
first form
first four ships
first fruits
first grade
first harmonic
First International
first lady
first language
first lieutenant
first light
first mate
First Minister
first mortgage

WORDS THAT END LIKE FIRST HAND

a free hand
a heavy hand
at first hand
at hand
at second hand
by hand
come to hand
free hand
from hand to hand
hand in hand
hat in hand
helping hand
in hand
on hand
out of hand
right-hand
second hand
take in hand
the upper hand
to hand
upper hand

Synonyms and antonyms of first hand in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «first hand» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FIRST HAND

Find out the translation of first hand to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of first hand from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «first hand» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

第一手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

primera mano
570 millions of speakers

English

first hand
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पहले हाथ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مباشرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

из первых рук
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

em primeira mão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রথম হাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

première main
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tangan pertama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aus erster Hand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

じかに
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

먼저 손
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pisanan tangan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tay đầu tiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதல் கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रथम हात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ilk el
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prima mano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

z pierwszej ręki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

з перших рук
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

din prima mana
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

από πρώτο χέρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eerste hand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

första sidan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

første hånd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of first hand

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FIRST HAND»

The term «first hand» is very widely used and occupies the 20.330 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FIRST HAND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about first hand

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10 QUOTES WITH «FIRST HAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word first hand.
1
Michael Aspel
It's nice to witness these discoveries at first hand.
2
Joe Baca
As a proud Catholic, I know the impact that faith-based education can have in our society and have witnessed it first hand in my district.
3
Allen Boyd
As someone who has seen war first hand, and as a father of three young adults, it was my hope that we could have resolved this conflict and disarmed Saddam Hussein without war. However, this was not the case.
4
James F. Byrnes
I have come to Germany to learn at first hand the problems involved in the reconstruction of Germany and to discuss with our representatives the views of the United States Government as to some of the problems confronting us.
5
Ariana Grande
I always knew that St. Jude was an amazing organization but meeting the kids and seeing how the hospital works first hand was truly beautiful. It doesn't feel like a regular hospital all dreary and sad. It's a colorful, beautiful, comfortable, fun place to live and the energy is wonderful.
6
Ann Hood
I am a step mother, so how children deal with divorce is something I've witnessed first hand and thought about a lot.
7
Mitch Lasky
I've witnessed first hand the impact the Benchmark team has had on new ventures, and I believe their commitment to the entrepreneur and dedication to building companies of lasting value really set the firm apart.
8
Gerald McRaney
What I know about Mike Tyson, I see in the boxing ring. As far as all of the gossip stuff that I hear about him, I know first hand to take that with a grain of salt.
9
Nancy O'Dell
Sometimes I will tweet an interview I have coming up and ask my followers what questions they have for the celebrity. I feel that way I can really know first hand what people want to hear answered.
10
David Perlmutter
As a practicing neurologist, I can tell you first hand that working with Parkinson's patients offers clinical challenges. But from an emotional perspective, this disease can border on overwhelming.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FIRST HAND»

Discover the use of first hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to first hand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
First Hand Knowledge: How I Participated in the CIA - Mafia ...
A former CIA cover agent ends his silence and reveals shocking details about what he claims was the CIA's plan to assassinate President Kennedy and how Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon were involved. Reprint.
Robert D. Morrow, 1993
2
Florence Nightingale at First Hand
Her passionate dedication to her causes shines through her writing, making this book a great read.
Lynn McDonald, 2010
3
Left at East Gate: A First-hand Account of the Rendlesham ...
A major contribution to the literature." -Budd Hopkins, author of Missing Time"[O]ne gripping version of the story of this classic UFO case and its aftermath." -Publisher's Weekly"This book is dynamite.
Larry Warren, Peter Robbins
4
Making Peace: A First-hand Account of the Arab-Israeli Peace ...
An insider's gripping account of the origins of today's Middle East peace process at the dramatic Madrid Conference in 1991.
Eytan Bentsur, 2001
5
Women Travel: First-hand Accounts from More Than 60 Countries
Presents anecdotes from women who collectively traveled to over 60 countries around the world, including India, Peru, Japan, Ghana, France, Albania, and Bhutan.
Natania Jansz, Miranda Davies, 1999
6
First hand: Civil War era drawings from the Becker collection
Published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College, First Hand examines drawings from the Becker Archive, the largest private collection of Civil War period drawings, offering its ...
Judith Arlene Bookbinder, Sheila Gallagher, McMullen Museum of Art, 2010
7
The English Civil War At First Hand
In doing so he brings out the voices of the civil war generation - those who lost sons, who witnessed massacres and who fought for an ideal. In this book we see their motivations, fears and misery as the horror of war overwhelmed them.
Tristram Hunt, 2011
8
First Hand Faith: Recapture a Passionate Love for the Savior
"Why do godly parents have rebellious kids?" is a question asked by many heartbroken parents. This book has answers and solutions. It's based on Bruce Wilkinson's classic message called, The Three Chairs.
Bruce Wilkinson, 1996
9
First Hand
Linda Bierds. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following magazines, where these poems first appeared, some in slightly different form: The Atlantic Monthly: “Questions of Replication: The Brittle-Star”; Field: “The Monarchs,” “Time and ...
Linda Bierds, 2004
10
Scram!: The Gripping First-hand Account of the Helicopter ...
This is their 'Boys Own' story, told for the very first time. Harry Benson has interviewed forty of his former colleagues for the book creating a tale of skill, initiative, resourcefulness, humour, luck, and adventure.
Harry Benson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FIRST HAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term first hand is used in the context of the following news items.
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How to survive your first Grand Prix, Part 1: A first hand encounter
Here he gives first hand experience of ticket purchasing, what to do on arrival and how to find the best seat in the house. More to follow in Part 2 ... «BizNews, Jul 15»
2
Hear first hand from the officers involved in the Pasco OIS
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. --The never before heard voices of two officers involved in the fatal Pasco Police shooting. Another 300 pages of ... «KEPR 19, Jul 15»
3
Gregor: First Eskimos game at Commonwealth gives fans first hand
EDMONTON - Eskimos fans finally get to watch their team live at Commonwealth Stadium Thursday when they play the undefeated Ottawa ... «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»
4
GRUESOME: A First Hand Recount of Jos Mosque Bombing
Metro GRUESOME: A First Hand Recount of Jos Mosque Bombing. Discussion in 'Metro News' started by Lequte, Jul 6, 2015 at 8:16 AM . «Nigerian Bulletin, Jul 15»
5
'Attentive audience' hear first hand experiences of former football …
Sports fans and students listened eagerly as they heard about the highs and lows of a career in football from a vice-chairman of a popular football club. Canons ... «Harrow Times, Jul 15»
6
Italia 90: Des Cahill experienced the drama first hand
It was from a prime media position that RTÉ Sport reporter Des Cahill watched the events of Italia '90 unfold. It's something he's well used to, ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
7
Premier Wall witnesses fire efforts first hand
Premier Brad Wall made a trip to northern Saskatchewan on Tuesday to see the wildfire efforts first hand, but wasn't able to go as far as he ... «650 CKOM News Talk Radio, Jul 15»
8
Boys and Girls Club supporters get first hand experience
All aboard for the Big Blue Bus Tour! The Boys and Girls Club of Albany hosted an opportunity for their board members, community partners ... «WFXL FOX 31, Jun 15»
9
Reporter turned witness gives first hand account of sexual assaults …
Reporter turned witness gives first hand account of sexual assaults at Fargo apartment. By Josh Francis on Jun 22, 2015 at 6:00 a.m. ... «Grand Forks Herald, Jun 15»
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A first hand experience of resilience
When French Consul General Philippe Janvier-Kamiyama visited a non-descript village on the border with Tamil Nadu, he must have been ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»

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