HyperDic: firm

English > 14 senses of the word firm:
ADJECTIVEallfirm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwaveringmarked by firm determination or resolution
allfirm, solidnot soft or yielding to pressure
allfirm, strongstrong and sure
allfirmnot subject to revision or change
allfirm(of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling
allfirm, steady, unfluctuatingnot liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
allfirmsecurely established
allfirmpossessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue
allfirm, fast, immobilesecurely fixed in place
allfirm, loyal, truehearted, fastunwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
NOUNgroupfirm, house, business firmthe members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
ADVERBallfirm, firmly, steadfastly, unwaveringlywith resolute determination
VERBchangefirm, tautenbecome taut or tauter
changefirm, tautenmake taut or tauter
firm > pronunciation
Soundsfer'm
Rhymesaffirm ... worm: 26 rhymes with erm...
English > firm: 14 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable.
Examples
  • "firm convictions"
  • "a firm mouth"
Synonymssteadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering
BroaderresoluteFirm in purpose or belief
Spanishconstante, firme, inalterable, inquebrantable, irrompible
Catalanconstant, ferm, inalterable, irrompible, resolut
Nounsfirmnessthe trait of being resolute
Adverbsfirmlywith resolute determination
English > firm: 14 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot soft or yielding to pressure.
Examples
  • "a firm mattress"
  • "the snow was firm underfoot"
Synonymsolid
BroaderhardResisting weight or pressure
Spanishconsistente, firme, macizo, sólido
Catalanconsistent, ferm, massís, sòlid
Nounsfirmnessthe property of being unyielding to the touch
English > firm: 14 senses > adjective 3
MeaningStrong and sure.
Example"a firm grasp"
Synonymstrong
BroaderforcefulCharacterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
Spanishacérrimo, firme
English > firm: 14 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot subject to revision or change.
Examples
  • "a firm contract"
  • "a firm offer"
BroadersettledEstablished or decided beyond dispute or doubt
Spanishfirme
English > firm: 14 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling.
Examples
  • "his voice was firm and confident"
  • "a firm step"
Broadersteadynot subject to change or variation especially in behavior
Spanishfirme
Catalanferm
English > firm: 14 senses > adjective 6
Meaningnot liable to fluctuate or especially to fall.
Example"stocks are still firm"
Synonymssteady, unfluctuating
Broaderstableresistant to change of position or condition
Spanishinalterable, invariable
Nounsfirmnessthe quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place
English > firm: 14 senses > adjective 7
MeaningSecurely established.
Example"holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
BroadersecureFree from danger or risk
Spanishestablecido, firme
English > firm: 14 senses > adjective 8
MeaningPossessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue.
Example"firm muscles"
BroaderhealthyHaving or indicating good health in body or mind
Spanishfirme
Catalanferm
Nounsfirmnessthe muscle tone of healthy tissue
English > firm: 14 senses > adjective 9
MeaningSecurely fixed in place.
Example"the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
Synonymsfast, immobile
BroaderfixedSecurely placed or fastened or set
Spanishrápido
Catalanferm
Nounsfirmnessthe quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place
English > firm: 14 senses > adjective 10
Meaningunwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause.
Example"a firm ally"
Synonymsloyal, truehearted, fast
Broaderfaithfulsteadfast in affection or allegiance
Spanishconstante, fiel, firme, leal
Catalanconstant, ferm, fidel, lleial
Nounsfirmnessthe trait of being resolute
English > firm: 14 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningThe members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments.
Synonymshouse, business firm
Narroweraccounting firmA firm of accountants who provide accounting and auditing services for a fee
auction houseA firm that conducts auctions
consulting firm, consulting companyA firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
corporation, corpA business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
dealerA firm engaged in trading
law firmA firm of lawyers
publisher, publishing house, publishing firm, publishing companyA firm in the publishing business
Broaderbusiness, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisationA commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
Spanishcasa, compañía, empresa, empresas, firma
Catalancasa, companyia, empresa, firma
English > firm: 14 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWith resolute determination.
Examples
  • "we firmly believed it"
  • "you must stand firm"
Synonymsfirmly, steadfastly, unwaveringly
Spanishfirmemente
English > firm: 14 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome taut or tauter.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"
Synonymtauten
BroadertightenBecome tight / tight / tight / tight / tight or tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter
Spanishatesarse, atirantarse, tensar, tesarse
Catalanenravenar, estirar-se, tensar, tesar, tibar
English > firm: 14 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake taut or tauter.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymtauten
Broadertighten, fastenmake tight / tight or tighter / tighter
Spanishafirmar, atiesar, estirar, tensar
Catalantensar, tibar

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