adjective, firm·er, firm·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
adverb, firm·er, firm·est.
SYNONYMS FOR firm
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Origin of firm1
synonym study for firm
OTHER WORDS FROM firmfirmly, adverbfirmness, noun
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Definition for firm (2 of 2)
Origin of firm2
Example sentences from the Web for firm
That firm is owned by Cathy O’Neil, a data scientist and the author of Weapons of Math Destruction, one of the seminal popular books on AI bias, who has advocated for AI audits for years.Auditors are testing hiring algorithms for bias, but there’s no easy fix|Amy Nordrum|February 11, 2021|MIT Technology Review
The firm that was portrayed, or at least was the inspiration for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” was Stratton Oakmont.Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?|Stephen Engelberg|February 9, 2021|ProPublica
His firm didn’t make the investment, but when the former Economist science writer took over, the company was able to nab a seed round from PG&E and SoCal Gas, California’s two massive utilities.A startup using a new tech to make hydrogen extracts cash from Bill Gates’ climate tech fund|Jonathan Shieber|February 9, 2021|TechCrunch
He worked on Wall Street and then established a successful private equity firm in Philadelphia.How break dancing made the leap from ’80s pop culture to the Olympic stage|Rick Maese|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
The firm’s next report is due in early March, and its final report with recommendations and findings must be completed by June 1.VMI resists letting investigators interview cadets, faculty without its lawyers present, report says|Ian Shapira|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
First, his credentials: He did international mergers and acquisitions at Lazard, a financial and asset management firm.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But my sources, my young women and their mother, heroically held firm.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, as an almost purely advisory firm, Lazard is (appropriately) barely affected by the Dodd-Frank reforms.
Currier and Ives was a printmaking firm based out of New York City from 1834 to 1907.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Business questions are raised—who starts a PE firm and bails on it in a matter of mere months?
Louis stood firm, though pale and respectful, before the resentful gaze of Elizabeth.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
The Spanish troops did not care to venture past a block of buildings in which were the offices and stores of a British firm.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
In fact, on the palm a small drop of blood showed distinctly against the firm, pink flesh.Uncanny Tales|Various
Some of them, more imaginative, declared that Mrs. Charmington was even a sleeping partner in the saponaceous firm.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
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