Definition of Firm

1. Noun. The members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments. "He worked for a brokerage house"

2. Verb. Become taut or tauter. "The rope tautened"
Exact synonyms: Tauten
Generic synonyms: Tighten

3. Adjective. Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable. "Unwavering loyalty"

4. Adverb. With resolute determination. "You must stand firm"
Exact synonyms: Firmly, Steadfastly, Unwaveringly
Partainyms: Steadfast, Unwavering

5. Verb. Make taut or tauter. "Tauten a rope"
Exact synonyms: Tauten
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Tighten

6. Adjective. Not soft or yielding to pressure. "Solid ground"
Exact synonyms: Solid
Similar to: Hard
Derivative terms: Firmness, Solidity, Solidness

7. Adjective. Strong and sure. "Gave a strong pull on the rope"
Exact synonyms: Strong
Similar to: Forceful

8. Adjective. Not subject to revision or change. "A firm offer"
Similar to: Settled

9. Adjective. (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling. "A firm step"
Similar to: Steady

10. Adjective. Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall. "Stocks are still firm"
Exact synonyms: Steady, Unfluctuating
Similar to: Stable
Derivative terms: Firmness

11. Adjective. Securely established. "Holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
Similar to: Secure

12. Adjective. Possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue. "Firm muscles"
Similar to: Healthy
Derivative terms: Firmness

13. Adjective. Securely fixed in place. "The post was still firm after being hit by the car"
Exact synonyms: Fast, Immobile
Similar to: Fixed
Derivative terms: Fastness, Firmness, Immobility

14. Adjective. Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause. "Fast friends"
Exact synonyms: Fast, Loyal, Truehearted
Similar to: Faithful
Derivative terms: Firmness

Definition of Firm

1. a. Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; -- applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish.

Definition of Firm

1. Noun. (UK business) A business partnership; the name under which it trades. ¹

2. Noun. (business economics) A business enterprise, however organized. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) A criminal gang ¹

4. Adjective. steadfast, secure, hard (in position) ¹

5. Adjective. fixed (in opinion) ¹

6. Adjective. solid, rigid (material state) ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To make firm or strong; fix securely. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To make compact or resistant to pressure; solidify. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To become firm; stabilise. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To improve after decline. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) ''Aust.'' To shorten (of betting odds). ¹

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Definition of Firm

1. unyielding to pressure [adj FIRMER, FIRMEST] / to make firm [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: firm

Medical Definition of Firm

1. 1. Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood. 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. "Under spread ensigns, moving nigh, in slow But firm battalion." (Milton) "By one man's firm obediency fully tried." (Milton) 3. Solid; opposed to fluid; as, firm land. 4. Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance. Synonym: Compact, dense, hard, solid, stanch, robust, strong, sturdly, fixed, steady, resolute, constant. Origin: OE. Ferme, F. Ferme, fr.L. Firmus; cf. Skr. Dharman support, law, order, dh to hold fast, carry. Cf. Farm, Throne. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Firm

firing ranges
firing squad
firing squads
firing up
firm (current term)
firm omelet
firm power
firm up
firmer chisel

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