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Definitions of firm

  1. make taut or tauter; "tauten a rope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Not easily excited or disturbed; unchanging in purpose; fixed; steady; constant; stable; unshaken; not easily changed in feelings or will; strong; as, a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; - applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Solid; - opposed to fluid; as, firm land. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. members of a business organization; "he worked for a brokerage house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. The title under which a business house transacts its business; a partnership or association for doing business. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Firmness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The title under which a company transacts business; a business house or partnership. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A partnership; business house. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A partnership in business; the name or title under which a company transact business. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The name or title under which a company transacts business; a partnership. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. securely established; "an established reputation"; "holds a firm position as the country's leading poet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue; "firm muscles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. not subject to revision or change; "a firm contract"; "a firm offer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling; "his voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. become taut or tauter; "Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. The name, title, or style, under which a company transacts business; a partnership of two or more persons; a commercial house; as, the firm of Hope & Co. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To fix or direct with firmness. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The name, title, or style, under which a company transacts business; a partnership of two or more persons; a commercial house; as, the firm of Hope & Co. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Hard; compact; solid; closely compressed; unyielding; not easily moved; staunch; as, a firm friend; steadfast. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Fixed; compact; strong; not easily moved or disturbed; unshaken; resolute; decided. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Fixed; solid; compact; resolute. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. Compact; unyielding; solid; stable; stedfast; determined; vigorous; resolute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Closely compressed; hard; solid; constant; steady; resolute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for firm

  1. I gave him a personal letter to another firm that I had been with before and who, I knew, would deal with him fairly. – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  2. He wanted to put things off, but she must be firm – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
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