firm Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
house; business firm.
- he worked for a brokerage house
verb become taut or tauter
- Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
- the rope tautened
verb make taut or tauter
- tauten a rope
adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable; unwavering.
- firm convictions
- a firm mouth
- steadfast resolve
- a man of unbendable perseverence
- unwavering loyalty
adjective satellite not soft or yielding to pressure
- a firm mattress
- the snow was firm underfoot
- solid ground
adjective satellite strong and sure
- a firm grasp
- gave a strong pull on the rope
adjective satellite not subject to revision or change
- a firm contract
- a firm offer
adjective satellite (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling
- his voice was firm and confident
- a firm step
adjective satellite not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
- stocks are still firm
adjective satellite securely established
- holds a firm position as the country's leading poet
adjective satellite possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue
- firm muscles
adjective satellite securely fixed in place
- the post was still firm after being hit by the car
adjective satellite unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
loyal; truehearted; fast.
- a firm ally
- loyal supporters
- the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison
- fast friends
adverb with resolute determination
steadfastly; unwaveringly; firmly.
- we firmly believed it
- you must stand firm
Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; -- applied to the matter of bodies; as, firmflesh; firmmuscles, firmwood.
Not easily excited or disturbed; unchanging in purpose; fixed; steady; constant; stable; unshaken; not easily changed in feelings or will; strong; as, a firmbeliever; a firmfriend; a firmadherent.
Under spread ensigns, moving nigh, in slow But firm battalion. Milton.
By one man's firm obediency fully tried. Milton.
Solid; -- opposed to fluid; as,. firmland
Indicating firmness; as, a firmtread; a firmcountenance. Syn. -- Compact; dense; hard; solid; stanch; robust; strong; sturdly; fixed; steady; resolute; constant.
The name, title, or style, under which a company transacts business; a partnership of two or more persons; a commercial house; as, the. firmof Hope & Co
Firm transitive verb
To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish.Obs.
And Jove has firmed it with an awful nod. Dryden.
To fix or direct with firmness.Obs.
He on his card and compass firms his eye. Spenser.