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Meaning & Definition of Firm in English

English

Firm

/fərm/

noun

1. The members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments

  • "He worked for a brokerage house"
    synonym:
  • firm
  • ,
  • house
  • ,
  • business firm

verb

1. Become taut or tauter

  • "Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"
  • "The rope tautened"
    synonym:
  • tauten
  • ,
  • firm

2. Make taut or tauter

  • "Tauten a rope"
    synonym:
  • tauten
  • ,
  • firm

adjective

1. Marked by firm determination or resolution

  • Not shakable
  • "Firm convictions"
  • "A firm mouth"
  • "Steadfast resolve"
  • "A man of unbendable perseverence"
  • "Unwavering loyalty"
    synonym:
  • firm
  • ,
  • steadfast
  • ,
  • steady
  • ,
  • stiff
  • ,
  • unbendable
  • ,
  • unfaltering
  • ,
  • unshakable
  • ,
  • unwavering

2. Not soft or yielding to pressure

  • "A firm mattress"
  • "The snow was firm underfoot"
  • "Solid ground"
    synonym:
  • firm
  • ,
  • solid

3. Strong and sure

  • "A firm grasp"
  • "Gave a strong pull on the rope"
    synonym:
  • firm
  • ,
  • strong

4. Not subject to revision or change

  • "A firm contract"
  • "A firm offer"
    synonym:
  • firm

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

  • "His voice was firm and confident"
  • "A firm step"
    synonym:
  • firm

6. Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall

  • "Stocks are still firm"
    synonym:
  • firm
  • ,
  • steady
  • ,
  • unfluctuating

7. Securely established

  • "Holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
    synonym:
  • firm

8. Possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue

  • "Firm muscles"
    synonym:
  • firm

9. Securely fixed in place

  • "The post was still firm after being hit by the car"
    synonym:
  • fast
  • ,
  • firm
  • ,
  • immobile

10. 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"
    synonym:
  • firm
  • ,
  • loyal
  • ,
  • truehearted
  • ,
  • fast(a)

adverb

1. With resolute determination

  • "We firmly believed it"
  • "You must stand firm"
    synonym:
  • firm
  • ,
  • firmly
  • ,
  • steadfastly
  • ,
  • unwaveringly

Examples of using

Tom held the rope with a firm grip.
I represent an American firm.
Make sure the stepladder is firm.