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firm

noun

1 firm

The members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments.

synonyms: business firm, house.

Roget 712: party, faction, side, denomination, communion, set, crew, band.    horde, posse, phalanx; family, clan, etc. ... show more

Roget 797: merchant, trader, dealer, monger, chandler, salesman; changer; regrater; shopkeeper, shopman; tradesman, tradespeople, tradesfolk.    ... show more

Dutch: onderkomen, corporatie, bedrijf, onderneming, firma, handelmaatschappij, handelsmaatschappij



verb

1 firm

Become taut or tauter:
— Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly.

synonym: tauten.

Dutch: verstrakken

2 firm

Make taut or tauter.

synonym: tauten.

adjective

1 firm

Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable:
— Firm convictions.
— A firm mouth.

synonyms: steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering.

Roget 604: resolved etc. v.; determined; strong-willed, strong-minded; resolute etc. (brave) 861; self-possessed; decided, definitive, peremptory, ... show more

Roget 323: hard, rigid, stubborn, stiff, firm; starch, starched; stark, unbending, unlimber, unyielding; inflexible, tense; indurate, ... show more

Roget 150: unchangeable, immutable; unaltered, unalterable; not to be changed, constant; permanent etc. 141; invariable, undeviating; stable, durable; perennial ... show more

Roget 861: courageous, brave; valiant, valorous; gallant, intrepid; spirited, spiritful; high-spirited, high-mettled; mettlesome, plucky; manly, manful; ... show more

Polish: niezachwiany, niewzruszony, niezłomny, nieugięty

2 firm

Not soft or yielding to pressure:
— A firm mattress.
— The snow was firm underfoot.

synonym: solid.

3 firm

Strong and sure:
— A firm grasp.

synonym: strong.

4 firm

Not subject to revision or change.

5 firm

of especially a person's physical features Not shaking or trembling.

6 firm

Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall:
— Stocks are still firm.

synonyms: steady, unfluctuating.

7 firm

Securely established.

8 firm

Possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue.

9 firm

Securely fixed in place:
— The post was still firm after being hit by the car.

synonyms: fast, immobile.

Roget 43: joined etc. v.; joint; conjoint, conjunct; corporate, compact; hand in hand.    firm, fast, close, tight, taut, ... show more

10 firm

Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause:
— A firm ally.

synonyms: fast, loyal, truehearted.

adverb

1 firm

With resolute determination:
— We firmly believed it.
— You must stand firm.

synonyms: firmly, steadfastly, unwaveringly.


Moby thesaurus: Aktiengesellschaft, CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, Christian, abiding, accepted, adamant, adamantine, agency, airtight, aktiebolag, anchored, anneal, approved, at a standstill, atelier, authentic, authoritative, balance, balanced ... show more.

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