Definition and Meanings for firm

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Firm is ranked 22,246 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of firm

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, transitive verb

Etymology of firm

oe. ferme, f. ferme, fr.l. firmus; cf. skr. dharman support, law, order, dh to hold fast, carry. cf. farm, throne it. firma the (firm, sure, or confirming) signature or subscription, or pg. firma signature, firm, cf. sp. firma signature; all fr. l. firmus, adj., firm. see firm, a.pos oe. fermen to make firm, f. fermer, fr. l. firmare to make firm. see firm, a.pos

Meaning of firm


as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; -- applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood.
  • 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.
  • solid; -- opposed to fluid; as, firm land.
  • indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance.

as noun, adjective

  • 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.

as transitive verb, adjective

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