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
OTHER WORDS FROM firmfirm·ly, adverbfirm·ness, noun
Words nearby firm
Example sentences from the Web for firming
Push the sets well down into the ground and cover with soil, firming them with the feet or a roller.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
I find this more effective than firming the soil with the foot, as it prevents the possibility of loose planting.Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
It meant only the selection of stones and firming them into place.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.|Ellen Eddy Shaw
The firming of the soil about the roots of a newly set plant is as important as firming it over planted seeds.The First Book of Farming|Charles L. Goodrich
British Dictionary definitions for firming (1 of 2)
Derived forms of firmfirmly, adverbfirmness, noun
Word Origin for firm
British Dictionary definitions for firming (2 of 2)
- a gang of criminals
- a gang of football hooligans