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
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OTHER WORDS FROM firmfirmly, adverbfirmness, noun
Definition for firm (2 of 2)
Origin of firm2
Example sentences from the Web for firm
Earlier this week, Autodesk announced its purchase of Spacemaker, a Norwegian firm that develops AI-supported software for urban development.Extra Crunch roundup: A fistful of IPOs, Affirm’s Peloton problem, Zoom Apps and more|Walter Thompson|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
The firm did not immediately respond to request for comment.A16z is now managing $16.5 billion, after announcing two new funds|Natasha Mascarenhas|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
After pushback from Facebook and other firms, however, Apple delayed implementation of the new policy and launched iOS 14 in September without enabling it.Apple moving forward with plan to limit “creepy” user tracking|Kate Cox|November 20, 2020|Ars Technica
Matthew Erasquin, a founding partner of the firm Consumer Litigation Associates, is charged in Alexandria federal court with sex trafficking six minors.Matthew Erasquin, Arlington lawyer, accused of paying underage girls for sex|Rachel Weiner|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Morash suggests cutting a small crosshatch into the trimmed ends before steaming or blanching so that their firm cores cook more quickly.A guide to Brussels sprouts: How to choose, store, season and cook the versatile vegetable|Daniela Galarza|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
An older and firmly round fellow with a trim beard leaned his head back and fought off tears.
“Hollywood dilutes material to a level I have no interest in, or intention following,” Wiseman says firmly.Inside The Secret World of London’s National Gallery|Tim Teeman|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I firmly and wholeheartedly reject the allegations,” Hawking said from a Cambridge Hospital.The Other Side of Stephen Hawking: Strippers, Aliens, and Disturbing Abuse Claims|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her Majesty is firmly of the view that this is a matter for the people of Scotland.Queen Tells Scots To 'Think Very Carefully' About Independence Vote|Tom Sykes|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Persian frontier was the only firmly delineated border, asserted by mountains.
"I won't go unless you give me a nickel first," he maintained, firmly.The Campfire Girls Go Motoring|Hildegard G. Frey
Drew could not have told whether her "Meredith Barrett" at the bottom of the page was as firmly penned as ever.Ride Proud, Rebel!|Andre Alice Norton
The Compigne road is firmly held, and the disparity of forces is being rapidly reduced.
Be very careful, when dressing for a ball, that the hair is firmly fastened, and the coiffure properly adjusted.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
But when the paint is laid on during cold weather, it hardens in drying, and is firmly set.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
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