What does firm mean?

Definitions for firm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word firm.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. firm, solid(adj)

    not soft or yielding to pressure

    "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground"

  4. firm, strong(adj)

    strong and sure

    "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"

  5. firm(adj)

    not subject to revision or change

    "a firm contract"; "a firm offer"

  6. firm(adj)

    (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling

    "his voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step"

  7. firm, steady, unfluctuating(adj)

    not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall

    "stocks are still firm"

  8. firm(adj)

    securely established

    "holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"

  9. firm(adj)

    possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue

    "firm muscles"

  10. fast, firm, immobile(adj)

    securely fixed in place

    "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"

  11. 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"

  12. tauten, firm(verb)

    become taut or tauter

    "Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened"

  13. tauten, firm(adverb)

    make taut or tauter

    "tauten a rope"

  14. firm, firmly, steadfastly, unwaveringly(adverb)

    with resolute determination

    "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Firm

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

  2. Firm

    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

  3. Firm

    solid; -- opposed to fluid; as, firm land

  4. Firm

    indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance

  5. Firm(adj)

    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

  6. Firm(adj)

    to fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish

  7. Firm(adj)

    to fix or direct with firmness

  8. Origin: [OE. fermen to make firm, F. fermer, fr. L. firmare to make firm. See Firm, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Firm

    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.]

  2. Firm

    fėrm, n. the title under which a company transacts business: a business house or partnership. [It. firma, from L. firmus. See Farm.]

Editors Contribution

  1. firm

    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.

    Submitted by Jon Snow on June 13, 2014  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'firm' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1149

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'firm' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1843

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'firm' in Nouns Frequency: #234

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'firm' in Adjectives Frequency: #365

How to pronounce firm?

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How to say firm in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firm in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of firm in a Sentence

  1. Azhar Sabri:

    Try to firm up happiness future

  2. Aster Gayavi:

    Try to firm up happiness future

  3. Jennifer Fonstad:

    We are gender neutral as a firm.

  4. Rob Bernstone:

    It's a serious initiative at the firm.

  5. Edward Young:

    The purpose firm is equal to the deed.

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Translations for firm

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  • شركة تجارية, شركةArabic
  • втвърдявам се, фиксирам, неотстъпчив, втвърдявам, твърд, корав, фирма, стабилен, закрепвамBulgarian
  • ferm, firmaCatalan, Valencian
  • nepoddajný, upevnit, tvrdý, ztvrdnout, pevný, firmaCzech
  • firmaDanish
  • 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
  • raffermirFrench
  • diongbháilte, comhlachtIrish
  • seasmhach, cunbhalachScottish Gaelic
  • colughtManx
  • fyrirtæki, firmaIcelandic
  • ferreoItalian
  • firmusLatin
  • stingrs, stingsLatvian
  • fastNorwegian
  • firmaPolish
  • firmaPortuguese
  • фирмаRussian
  • tvrtka, твртка, firma, фирмаSerbo-Croatian
  • fiamVolapük

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