What is the meaning of firm?


  • The members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments.
    • usage: "he worked for a brokerage house"


  • Become taut or tauter.
    • usage: "Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened"
  • Make taut or tauter.
    • usage: "tauten a rope"


  • Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable.
    • usage: "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
  • Not soft or yielding to pressure.
    • usage: "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground"
  • Strong and sure.
    • usage: "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"
  • Not subject to revision or change.
    • usage: "a firm contract"; "a firm offer"
  • Of especially a person's physical features. ( not shaking or trembling)
    • usage: "his voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step"
  • Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall.
    • usage: "stocks are still firm"
  • Securely established.
    • usage: "holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
  • Possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue.
    • usage: "firm muscles"
  • Securely fixed in place.
    • usage: "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
  • Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause.
    • usage: "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier... Of Tippecanoe- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"


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