adjective, firm·er, firm·est.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
adverb, firm·er, firm·est.
Words nearby firm
Origin of firm1
SYNONYMS FOR firm
OTHER WORDS FROM firmfirm·ly, adverbfirm·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for firmed
There had been discussion of several varieties of trees before Kahn died, she explains, but nothing had been firmed up.Inside New York’s New Four Freedoms Park: A Private Tour|Lynn Sherr|September 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He called to appeal—yet another disappointment from journalist dad—I wavered, then firmed.
The crown buds should be in plain sight, after the ground is firmed and leveled, just in sight and no more.
Fine soil should be worked around the roots and firmed with the feet.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
The curd is firmed more in the whey than for Limburger, and more acid is developed.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
But Motauri's mouth had set, his boyish brows had coiled and firmed, and his glance was bright.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
For he was light and agile, firmed by continuous exercise, and an adept at the climbing art.The Firebrand|S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for firmed (1 of 2)
Derived forms of firmfirmly, adverbfirmness, noun
Word Origin for firm
British Dictionary definitions for firmed (2 of 2)
- a gang of criminals
- a gang of football hooligans