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English adjective: firm

1. firm marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable


SamplesFirm convictions.
A firm mouth.
Steadfast resolve.
A man of unbendable perseverence.
Unwavering loyalty.


Synonymssteadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering


Similarresolute


Antonymsirresolute

2. firm not soft or yielding to pressure


SamplesA firm mattress.
The snow was firm underfoot.
Solid ground.


Synonymssolid


Similarhard


Antonymssoft

3. firm strong and sure


SamplesA firm grasp.
Gave a strong pull on the rope.


Synonymsstrong


Similarforceful


Antonymsforceless, unforceful

4. firm not subject to revision or change


SamplesA firm contract.
A firm offer.


Similarsettled


Antonymsunsettled

5. firm (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling


SamplesHis voice was firm and confident.
A firm step.


Similarsteady


Antonymsunsteady

6. firm not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall


SamplesStocks are still firm.


Synonymssteady, unfluctuating


Similarstable


Antonymsunstable

7. firm securely established


SamplesHolds a firm position as the country's leading poet.


Similarsecure


Antonymsunsafe, insecure

8. firm possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue


SamplesFirm muscles.


Similarhealthy


Antonymsunhealthy

9. firm securely fixed in place


SamplesThe post was still firm after being hit by the car.


Synonymsfast, immobile


Similarfixed


Antonymsunfixed

10. firm unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause


SamplesA firm ally.
Loyal supporters.
The true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe.
Fast friends.


Synonymsfast, loyal, truehearted


Similarfaithful


Antonymsunfaithful


English noun: firm

1. firm (group) the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments


SamplesHe worked for a brokerage house.


Synonymsbusiness firm, house


Broader (hypernym)business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern


Narrower (hyponym)accounting firm, auction house, consulting company, consulting firm, corp, corporation, dealer, law firm, publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house


English adverb: firm

1. firm with resolute determination


SamplesWe firmly believed it.
You must stand firm.


Synonymsfirmly, steadfastly, unwaveringly


English verb: firm

1. firm (change) become taut or tauter


SamplesYour muscles will firm when you exercise regularly.
The rope tautened.


Synonymstauten


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)tighten

2. firm (change) make taut or tauter


SamplesTauten a rope.


Synonymstauten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, tighten









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