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Definition of "firm" []

  • Resistant to externally applied pressure. (adjective)
  • Marked by or indicating the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue: firm muscles. (adjective)
  • Securely fixed in place: Despite being hit by the car, the post was still firm. (adjective)
  • Indicating or possessed of determination or resolution: a firm voice. (adjective)
  • Constant; steadfast: a firm ally. (adjective)
  • Not soft or yielding to a touch or pressure; rigid; solid (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Securely in position; stable or stationary (adjective)
  • Definitely established; decided; settled (adjective)
  • Enduring or steady; constant (adjective)
  • Having determination or strength; resolute (adjective)
  • (of prices, markets, etc) tending to rise (adjective)
  • In a secure, stable, or unyielding manner (adverb)
  • To make or become firm (verb)
  • (of a horse) to shorten in odds (verb)

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Use "firm" in a sentence
  • "That is our firm belief, and therefore you will find no despondency in Bohemia, but only _firm determination not only to defend to the last the integrity of our kingdom, but also to accomplish the unity of the whole Czecho-Slovak nation."
  • "But you must remember, my dear, that part of his expenses for this trip was paid for by the firm -- the _firm_."
  • "For a period, the retail shops were more careful in the number of genuine French models of gowns and hats which they exhibited, and the label firm confessed that its trade had fallen off."