firm, house, business firm(adj)
the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
"he worked for a brokerage house"
firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering(adj)
marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
"firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
not soft or yielding to pressure
"a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground"
strong and sure
"a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"
not subject to revision or change
"a firm contract"; "a firm offer"
(of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling
"his voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step"
firm, steady, unfluctuating(adj)
not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
"stocks are still firm"
"holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue
fast, firm, immobile(adj)
securely fixed in place
"the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
firm, loyal, truehearted, fast(a)(verb)
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"
become taut or tauter
"Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened"
make taut or tauter
"tauten a rope"
firm, firmly, steadfastly, unwaveringly(adverb)
with resolute determination
"we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"
fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; -- applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood
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
solid; -- opposed to fluid; as, firm land
indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance
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
to fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish
to fix or direct with firmness
Origin: [OE. fermen to make firm, F. fermer, fr. L. firmare to make firm. See Firm, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fėrm, adj. fixed: compact: strong: not easily moved or disturbed: unshaken: resolute: decided.—v.t. (obs.) to fix, establish, confirm.—adj. Firm′less, wavering.—adv. Firm′ly.—n. Firm′ness. [O. Fr. ferme—L. firmus.]
fėrm, n. the title under which a company transacts business: a business house or partnership. [It. firma, from L. firmus. See Farm.]
a business or company, especially a small one e.g. (electronics/advertising/law etc)
1. She works for an electronics firm. 2. Kevin is with a firm of accountants in Birmingham.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FIRM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1149
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FIRM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1843
Rank popularity for the word 'FIRM' in Nouns Frequency: #234
Rank popularity for the word 'FIRM' in Adjectives Frequency: #365
The numerical value of FIRM in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of FIRM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought.
We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe.
Regardless of what you heard about Lehman's risk management, I had 27,000 risk managers at the firm because they all owned a piece of the firm.
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Translations for FIRM
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- شركة تجارية, شركةArabic
- втвърдявам се, фиксирам, неотстъпчив, втвърдявам, твърд, корав, фирма, стабилен, закрепвамBulgarian
- ferm, firmaCatalan, Valencian
- nepoddajný, upevnit, tvrdý, ztvrdnout, pevný, firmaCzech
- Firma, festGerman
- στεριώνω, στερεώνω, σταθεροποιώ, ακράδαντος, γερός, σταθερός, επιχείρηση, στιβαρός, στέρεος, εταιρία, αμετακίνητος, σταθεροποιούμαιGreek
- kindel, veendunudEstonian
- vakaa, kiinnittää, vankka, lujittaa, vakuuttunut, tukeva, vahvistua, yritys, luja, lujittua, varmistaaFinnish
- diongbháilte, comhlachtIrish
- seasmhach, cunbhalachScottish Gaelic
- fyrirtæki, firmaIcelandic
- stingrs, stingsLatvian
- tvrtka, твртка, firma, фирмаSerbo-Croatian
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