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Definitions of firm

  1. members of a business organization; " he worked for a brokerage house"
  2. pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed; " crisp carrot and celery sticks"; " a firm apple"; " crunchy lettuce"
  3. securely established; " an established reputation"; " holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
  4. securely fixed in place; " the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
  5. 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"
  6. with resolute determination; " we firmly believed it"; " you must stand firm"
  7. strong and sure; " a firm grasp"; " gave a strong pull on the rope"
  8. not soft or yielding to pressure; " a firm mattress"; " the snow was firm underfoot"; " solid ground"
  9. marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue; " firm muscles"
  10. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; " firm convictions"; " a firm mouth"; " steadfast resolve"; " a man of unbendable perseverence"; " unwavering loyalty"
  11. not subject to revision or change; " a firm contract"; " a firm offer"
  12. ( of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling; " his voice was firm and confident"; " a firm step"
  13. not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; " stocks are still firm"
  14. make taut or tauter; " tauten a rope"
  15. members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; " he worked for a brokerage house"
  16. become taut or tauter; " Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; " the rope tautened"
  17. 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.
  18. Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance.
  19. 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 & amp; Co.
  20. To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish.
  21. To fix or direct with firmness.
  22. Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; - applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood.
  23. Solid; - opposed to fluid; as, firm land.
  24. 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.
  25. Hard; compact; solid; closely compressed; unyielding; not easily moved; staunch; as, a firm friend; steadfast.
  26. The title under which a business house transacts its business; a partnership or association for doing business.
  27. Firmly.
  28. Firmness.
  29. Fixed; compact; strong; not easily moved or disturbed; unshaken; resolute; decided.
  30. The title under which a company transacts business; a business house or partnership.
  31. Fixed; solid; compact; resolute.
  32. Title of a business house; a partnership.
  33. Compact; unyielding; solid; stable; stedfast; determined; vigorous; resolute.
  34. A partnership; business house.
  35. Fixed; compact; solid; constant; not easily moved; resolute.
  36. A partnership in business; the name or title under which a company transact business.
  37. To fix; to confirm; to establish.
  38. Closely compressed; hard; solid; constant; steady; resolute.
  39. The name or title under which a company transacts business; a partnership.
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Usage examples for firm

  1. Her aunt kissed her, her cool, firm fingers against the girl's warm neck. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  2. I gave him a personal letter to another firm that I had been with before and who, I knew, would deal with him fairly. – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  3. A firm voice said, " May I come in?" – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  4. The rocks were firm and good, and, being dry, gave no great difficulty. – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent
  5. And we always wondered if he would not have come over to us if his sweetheart had stood firm. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  6. Davout will hold you firm. – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy
  7. But I can be as firm as you, and I'm sure I won't tell you unless you do ask." – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  8. Keep a firm hand: I only ask one thing of you: be entirely the master there. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  9. In her mind- Adela's mind- it was a settled conviction, firm as rocks, that as Caroline and Mr. Bertram loved each other, neither of them could be happy unless they were brought together. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  10. She walked away with firm footsteps. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  11. He had risen, as his father had before him, in the course of life and death, from Son to Dombey, and for nearly twenty years had been the sole representative of the firm. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  12. Yes, only- there, I will be firm. – The Bag of Diamonds by George Manville Fenn
  13. I spoke, decided and firm. – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  14. " By George, with the business people say your firm does, you ought to do better than this. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  15. Many of these houses were as large as I have described, but others were considerably smaller, though all built of the same material and in the same firm manner. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. Make a firm pull for a moment. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  17. On one point Clive continued firm. – Rulers of India: Lord Clive by George Bruce Malleson
  18. Oh, I'll charge it up to the firm, never fear. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
  19. Sir Richard, however, was very firm. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  20. He wanted to put things off, but she must be firm. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
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