adjective, firm·er, firm·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
adverb, firm·er, firm·est.
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Origin of firm1
SYNONYMS FOR firm
synonym study for firm
OTHER WORDS FROM firmfirmly, adverbfirmness, noun
Words nearby firm
Definition for firm (2 of 2)
Origin of firm2
Example sentences from the Web for firm
In 2006, the firm presided over a routine steam-injection procedure known as “well stimulation.”
He declined to discuss why the RDIF chose his firm or to elaborate on the specific media services provided to the fund.
And Goldin Solutions is not the lone U.S. firm retained by the RDIF.
UPDATE: "My firm has done nothing to shield anyone or any entity from any sanctions," Goldin told The Daily Beast in an email.
Even her brother, Sheriff, who tried to pick her up to cuddle her, was pushed away with a firm “no” and a shriek.
She saw that his lips were firm, under his soft faded mustache.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
Benito descended very gently, and again found himself on the firm sand.Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon|Jules Verne
Her lips were red and sweetly curved, her cheek was smooth and firm as so much brown velvet.Spacehounds of IPC|Edward Elmer Smith
Holding his steed with a firm grip, he raised his right hand to the shouting besiegers, signifying that he wished to speak.Legends of the Rhine|Wilhelm Ruland
At the factory he flung himself into the affairs of the firm with a zeal that at times bordered on officiousness.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
British Dictionary definitions for firm (1 of 2)
Derived forms of firmfirmly, adverbfirmness, noun
Word Origin for firm
British Dictionary definitions for firm (2 of 2)
- a gang of criminals
- a gang of football hooligans