Definition of "firmed" []

  • Not soft or yielding to a touch or pressure; rigid; solid (adjective)
  • 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)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of firm. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "firmed" in a sentence
  • "The cuttings must now be dropped three inches from each other in the little furrows, the ground levelled over them and firmed, which is best done by walking on a board laid on the covered drill, or else by the use of a garden roller."
  • "The compost must be carefully 'firmed' into the pots, but no severe pressure should be employed, or the roots will not run freely."
  • "Huge pickles, still smacking of the brine that "firmed" them, are offered in lieu of fresher acids."