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firm 1

 (fûrm)
adj. firm·er, firm·est
1. Resistant to externally applied pressure.
2. Marked by or indicating the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue: firm muscles.
3. Securely fixed in place: Despite being hit by the car, the post was still firm.
4. Indicating or possessed of determination or resolution: a firm voice.
5. Constant; steadfast: a firm ally.
6.
a. Not subject to change; fixed and definite: a firm bargain; a firm offer.
b. Unfluctuating; steady: Stock prices are still firm.
7. Strong and sure: a firm grasp.
tr. & intr.v. firmed, firm·ing, firms
To make or become firm. Often used with up.
adv. firmer, firmest
Without wavering; resolutely: stand firm.

[Middle English ferm, from Old French, from Latin firmus; see dher- in Indo-European roots.]

firm′ly adv.
firm′ness n.

firm 2

 (fûrm)
n.
1. A business enterprise.
2. An unincorporated business, particularly a partnership.
3. The name or designation under which a company transacts business.

[Italian firma, from firmare, to ratify by signature, from Medieval Latin firmāre, from Latin, to confirm, from firmus, firm; see dher- in Indo-European roots.]

firm

(fɜːm)
adj
1. not soft or yielding to a touch or pressure; rigid; solid
2. securely in position; stable or stationary
3. definitely established; decided; settled
4. enduring or steady; constant
5. having determination or strength; resolute
6. (Commerce) (of prices, markets, etc) tending to rise
adv
in a secure, stable, or unyielding manner: he stood firm over his obligation to pay.
vb
7. (sometimes foll by up) to make or become firm
8. (Horse Racing) (intr) horse racing Austral (of a horse) to shorten in odds
[C14: from Latin firmus]
ˈfirmly adv
ˈfirmness n

firm

(fɜːm)
n
1. (Commerce) a business partnership
2. (Commerce) any commercial enterprise
3. (Medicine) a team of doctors and their assistants
4. slang
a. a gang of criminals
b. a gang of football hooligans
[C16 (in the sense: signature): from Spanish firma signature, title of a partnership or business concern, from firmar to sign, from Latin firmāre to confirm, from firmus firm]

firm1

(fɜrm)

adj. and
adv. firm•er, firm•est,
v. adj.
1. not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground.
2. securely fixed in place.
3. not shaking or trembling; steady: a firm voice.
4. unyielding to change: a firm belief.
5. indicating firmness or determination: a firm expression.
6. not fluctuating much or falling, as prices, values, etc.
v.t., v.i.
7. to make or become firm (often fol. by up).
adv.
8. firmly.
[1300–50; Middle English ferm < Middle French < Latin firmus]
firm′ly, adv.
firm′ness, n.

firm2

(fɜrm)

n.
1. a commercial company.
2. the title under which associated parties transact business: the firm of Smith & Jones.
[1565–75; < Sp firma signature < Latin firmāre to confirm]

firm


Past participle: firmed
Gerund: firming

Imperative
firm
firm
Present
I firm
you firm
he/she/it firms
we firm
you firm
they firm
Preterite
I firmed
you firmed
he/she/it firmed
we firmed
you firmed
they firmed
Present Continuous
I am firming
you are firming
he/she/it is firming
we are firming
you are firming
they are firming
Present Perfect
I have firmed
you have firmed
he/she/it has firmed
we have firmed
you have firmed
they have firmed
Past Continuous
I was firming
you were firming
he/she/it was firming
we were firming
you were firming
they were firming
Past Perfect
I had firmed
you had firmed
he/she/it had firmed
we had firmed
you had firmed
they had firmed
Future
I will firm
you will firm
he/she/it will firm
we will firm
you will firm
they will firm
Future Perfect
I will have firmed
you will have firmed
he/she/it will have firmed
we will have firmed
you will have firmed
they will have firmed
Future Continuous
I will be firming
you will be firming
he/she/it will be firming
we will be firming
you will be firming
they will be firming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been firming
you have been firming
he/she/it has been firming
we have been firming
you have been firming
they have been firming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been firming
you will have been firming
he/she/it will have been firming
we will have been firming
you will have been firming
they will have been firming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been firming
you had been firming
he/she/it had been firming
we had been firming
you had been firming
they had been firming
Conditional
I would firm
you would firm
he/she/it would firm
we would firm
you would firm
they would firm
Past Conditional
I would have firmed
you would have firmed
he/she/it would have firmed
we would have firmed
you would have firmed
they would have firmed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firm - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishmentsfirm - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
corp, corporation - a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"
accounting firm - a firm of accountants who provide accounting and auditing services for a fee
consulting company, consulting firm - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house - a firm in the publishing business
dealer - a firm engaged in trading
law firm - a firm of lawyers
auction house - a firm that conducts auctions
Verb1.firm - become taut or tauter; "Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened"
tighten - become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
2.firm - make taut or tauter; "tauten a rope"
tighten, fasten - make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
Adj.1.firm - marked by firm determination or resolutionfirm - marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
2.firm - not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground"
hard - resisting weight or pressure
3.firm - strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"
forceful - characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace"
4.firm - not subject to revision or change; "a firm contract"; "a firm offer"
settled - established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night"
5.firm - (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling; "his voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step"
steady - not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
6.firm - not liable to fluctuate or especially to fallfirm - not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm"
stable - resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices"
7.firm - securely established; "holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
secure - free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
8.firm - possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue; "firm muscles"
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
9.firm - securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
fixed - securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor"
10.firm - unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or causefirm - 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"
faithful - steadfast in affection or allegiance; "years of faithful service"; "faithful employees"; "we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"
Adv.1.firm - with resolute determinationfirm - with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"

firm

1
adjective
3. strong, close, tight, steady The quick handshake was firm and cool.
7. close, good, devoted, inseparable, loving, dear, familiar, attached, intimate, confidential They met two years ago and soon became firm friends.
firm something up
1. tone, shape up, get in shape, get into condition Firm up muscles and tighten the skin.
2. confirm, establish, settle, fix, clinch, substantiate The government will firm up their plans for a safer Britain.

firm

2
noun company, business, concern, association, organization, house, corporation, venture, enterprise, partnership, establishment, undertaking, outfit (informal), consortium, conglomerate The firm's employees were expecting large bonuses.

firm 1

adjective
1. Unyielding to pressure or force:
2. Firmly settled or positioned:
3. Not easily moved or shaken:
4. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence:
5. Not hesitating or wavering:
6. Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty:
7. In a definite and final form; not likely to change:
8. Persistently holding to something:

firm 2

noun
A commercial organization:
Informal: outfit.
Translations
ثابِت، مُصَمِّمراسِخشَرِكَةشَرِكَهقَوي، ثابِت
firmapevnýrozhodný
fastfirmasolidurokkeligvirksomhed
kindelveendunud
kiinnittääkiinteälujalujittaalujittua
čvrsttvrtka
fyrirtækióbifanleguròéttur, stöîugur, fastur
会社堅い
단단한회사
firmus
cietsfirmanelokāmsnemainīgsstingrs
firma
čvrstodločenpodjetjetrdenzanesljiv
fastfirma
แข็งบริษัท
chắc chắnhãng

firm

1 [fɜːm]
A. ADJ (firmer (compar) (firmest (superl)))
1. (= solid) [base] → firme, sólido; [mattress, stomach, thighs] → duro; (= secure) [hold] → firme, seguro
these legends have a firm basis in factestas leyendas están sólidamente basadas en hechos reales
to be on firm ground (fig) → pisar terreno firme
as firm as a rock(tan) firme como una roca
2. (= staunch) [belief, support] → firme; [friends] → íntimo; [friendship] → sólido
she's a firm believer in justice/disciplinecree firmemente en la justicia/la disciplina
3. (= resolute, decisive) [decision, measures] → firme; [voice] → seguro, firme; [steps] → decidido, resuelto
he was very firm about itse mostró muy firme or decidido
we are taking a firm stand on this issuemantenemos una postura firme con respecto a esta cuestión
4. (= severe) → estricto, firme
to be firm with sbser estricto or firme con algn
a firm hand: this horse needs a firm handa este caballo hay que tratarlo con firmeza
this child needs a firm handeste niño necesita mano dura
he governed the country with a firm handdirigió el país con mano dura
5. (= definite) [offer, order] → en firme; [evidence] → concluyente, contundente
they won't go ahead without a firm commitment from usno van a seguir adelante hasta que no les demos una garantía en firme
they are firm favourites to win the trophyson los grandes favoritos para llevarse el trofeo
chocolate is a firm favourite with childrenel chocolate siempre tiene el éxito asegurado con los niños
6. (= set) → firme
beat the egg whites until firmbata las claras a punto de nieve
7. (Fin) (= not subject to change) [price] → estable
B. ADV to stand firmmantenerse firme
firm up
A. VT + ADV
1. (= reinforce) [+ structure] → fortalecer, reforzar; [+ thighs, muscles] → endurecer
2. (= make more specific) [+ proposal, deal] → concretar
3. (Culin) [+ mixture] → dar consistencia a
4. (Fin) [+ prices] → consolidar
B. VI + ADV (Culin) [mixture] → hacerse consistente

firm

2 [fɜːm] Nfirma f, empresa f
a firm of accountantsuna firma or empresa de contabilidad
she joined a law firmse incorporó a un bufete de abogados

firm

[ˈfɜːrm]
adj
[person] → ferme
to be firm with sb → se montrer ferme avec qn
to stand firm → tenir bon
to stand firm on sth → être ferme à propos de qch
to stand firm against sth → tenir bon face à qch
[ground, mattress] → ferme
(= well-established) firm favourite → incontournable m
to be a firm favourite with sb → être un incontournable chez qn, être un incontournable pour qn
to become a firm favourite with sb → devenir un incontournable chez qn, devenir un incontournable pour qn
Bali has become a firm favourite with travellers → Bali est devenu un incontournable chez les voyageurs., Bali est devenu un incontournable pour les voyageurs.
[grip, handshake] → ferme
(= definite) [offer, belief] → ferme; [view] → arrêté(e); [decision] → ferme, définitif/ive; [evidence] → solide; [news] → sûr(e)
to be a firm believer in sth → croire fermement à qch
(= secure) [control, grasp] → solide
ncompagnie f
He works for a large firm in London → Il travaille pour une grande compagnie à Londres.

firm

1
nFirma f; firm of lawyersRechtsanwaltsbüro nt; the Firm (inf)die Mafia

firm

2
adj (+er)
(= solid) mattress, pillow, fruit, foundation etcfest; stomach, thighsstraff; the cake should be firm to the touchder Kuchen sollte sich fest anfühlen; firm ground or going (Horse Racing) → harter Boden
(= strong) hold, gripfest, sicher; handshakefest; (= steady) support, chair, ladderstabil; to get or take a firm hold on somethingetw festhalten; to keep a firm grip or hold on something/oneself (fig)etw fest/sich gut im Griff haben; to have firm control of somethingetw fest unter Kontrolle haben; Liverpool took firm control of the gameLiverpool beherrschte das Spiel; to have a firm grasp/understanding of somethingetw gut beherrschen/verstehen; to gain a firm foothold (fig)festen Fuß fassen; to have a firm foothold (fig)eine sichere Ausgangsposition haben; you need a firm base or foundation in any careerfür jede Karriere braucht man eine stabile Basis or eine feste Grundlage; they have no firm foundations on which to buildsie haben keine feste Grundlage, auf der sie bauen können; to put something on a firm footing or foundation (economy, company etc)etw auf eine sichere Basis stellen
(= definite) agreement, promise, commitment, belief, supportfest; decisionendgültig; evidence, information, conclusionsicher; newsbestätigt; stepentschlossen; to set a firm date for somethingeinen festen Termin für etw vereinbaren; it is my firm belief or conviction that …ich bin der festen Überzeugung, dass …; to be a firm believer in something/that …fest an etw (acc)glauben/daran glauben, dass …; he’s a firm supporter or advocate of capital punishmenter ist ein entschiedener Befürworter der Todesstrafe; firm Conservative supportersüberzeugte Anhänger der konservativen Partei
(= strict) leader, fatherstark; leadership, policy, voicefest; manner, actionentschlossen; measuredurchgreifend; this demands firm leadershipdas erfordert eine feste Führung; to be firm about somethingauf etw (dat)bestehen; to be firm with somebodyjdm gegenüber bestimmt auftreten; she’s firm with the childrensie ist streng mit den Kindern; to take a firm hand with somebodystreng mit jdm umgehen; children need a firm handKinder brauchen eine feste Hand; to take a firm stand or lineklar Stellung beziehen; to take a firm stand or line against somethingenergisch gegen etw vorgehen
firm friendsenge Freunde; they are firm friendssie sind eng befreundet; to become firm friends with somebodysich eng mit jdm befreunden; to be a firm favourite (Brit) or favorite (US) (with somebody)(bei jdm) sehr beliebt sein; this restaurant is one of my firm favourites (Brit) or favorites (US) → dies ist eines meiner Lieblingsrestaurants; to be the firm favourite (Brit) or favorite (US) → hoher Favorit sein; the firm favourite (Brit) or favorite (US) for a jobder aussichtsreichste Kandidat für einen Posten
(Fin) price, currencystabil; the pound was fairly firm against the dollardas Pfund blieb dem Dollar gegenüber relativ stabil
adv to hold something firmetw festhalten; to hold firm (Fin: prices, shares, currency) → stabil bleiben; to stand or hold firm (= not give up)fest or standhaft bleiben; you should stand firm against such threatsSie sollten sich durch solche Drohungen nicht beirren lassen
vt soilfestdrücken

firm

1 [ˈfɜːm] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → solido/a; (steady) → saldo/a; (belief) → fermo/a; (measures) → severo/a; (look, voice) → risoluto/a; (prices) → stabile; (offer, decision) → definitivo/a
as firm as a rock → solido/a come una roccia
to be a firm believer in sth → credere fermamente in qc
to be firm with sb → essere deciso/a con qn
they are firm friends → sono molto amici
to keep a firm hold on → tenere saldamente
to be on firm ground (fig) → andare sul sicuro
to stand firm or take a firm stand over sth (fig) → tener duro per quanto riguarda qc

firm

2 [fɜːm] nazienda, ditta, impresa

firm1

(fəːm) adjective
1. (fixed) strong and steady. a firm handshake.
2. decided; not changing one's mind. a firm refusal.
ˈfirmly adverb

firm2

(fəːm) noun
a business company. an engineering firm.

firm

راسِخ, شَرِكَة firma, pevný fast, firma fest, Firma εταιρεία, σφιχτός duro, empresa, firme kiinteä, yritys ferme, firme čvrst, tvrtka ditta, sodo 会社, 堅い 단단한, 회사 firma, stevig fast, firma firma, mocny firma, firme твердый, фирма fast, firma แข็ง, บริษัท firma, sıkı chắc chắn, hãng 公司, 结实的

firm

a. firme, fijo-a, consistente.

firm

adj firme
References in classic literature ?
And Amy tried on the blue ring with a delighted face and a firm resolve to earn it.
FROM HIS SEAT on a box in the rough board shed that stuck like a burr on the rear of Cowley & Son's store in Winesburg, Elmer Cowley, the junior member of the firm, could see through a dirty window into the printshop of the Winesburg Eagle.
Swift was now rather old and feeble, taking only a nominal part in the activities of the firm made up of himself and his son.
The mosquitoes made merry over her, biting her firm, round arms and nipping at her bare insteps.
Freshen the priming of your pistols--the midst of the falls is apt to dampen the brimstone--and stand firm for a close struggle, while I fire on their rush.
Your man seems to have other friends; Isaacs & Sons are here, and the type-writer firm who taught him; but what YOU say will help most.
Carr did not disguise his annoyance at the loss of his young disciple and firm ally.
She, in fact, felt a reverence for the pictured visage, of which only a far-descended and time-stricken virgin could be susceptible; and this forbidding scowl was the innocent result of her near-sightedness, and an effort so to concentrate her powers of vision as to substitute a firm outline of the object instead of a vague one.
All the world had frowned on her -- for seven long years had it frowned upon this lonely woman -- and still she bore it all, nor ever once turned away her firm, sad eyes.
He seized it by the pommel, and endeavored to hold it firm, but in vain; and had just time to save himself by clasping old Gunpowder round the neck, when the saddle fell to the earth, and he heard it trampled under foot by his pursuer.
Grose literally well in hand in advance of my sounding that note; so that even now, as she bravely blinked under the signal of my word, I could keep her comparatively firm.
And brave as he might be, it was that sort of bravery chiefly, visible in some intrepid men, which, while generally abiding firm in the conflict with seas, or winds, or whales, or any of the ordinary irrational horrors of the world, yet cannot withstand those more terrific, because more spiritual terrors, which sometimes menace you from the concentrating brow of an enraged and mighty man.