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
Definition for firm (2 of 2)
Origin of firm2
Example sentences from the Web for firm
However, this leaves open the calculations of height and speed—which have suddenly become firmer.
The collection initiative was suspended, while the government looked for ways to place it on a firmer legal foundation.
And our global leadership is on firmer footing than many predicted.
I continue to believe that whenever we can codify something through legislation, it is on firmer ground.
U.N. action on the Palestinians will likely render that hold even firmer.
But having chosen the Champs aux Capuchins, it was idle to expect that one stretch of turf would prove firmer than another.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
This will make the tobacco look much better and also render the process of packing firmer.
The floor of this piano rests on a somewhat firmer stratum, in which is still another level of galleries, , ten feet lower down.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
But when we come down to the lower levels of the domain of the spiritual we find ourselves on firmer ground.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
He believed that he had gained a firmer footing among the girl's thoughts and emotions than had been gained by Thurstane.Overland|John William De Forest
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