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Definitions of firm:

  • noun:   members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
  • verb:   make taut or tauter
  • verb:   become taut or tauter
    Example: "Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"
  • adjective:   marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    Example: "Firm convictions"
  • adjective:   not subject to revision or change
    Example: "A firm contract"
  • adjective:   not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
    Example: "Stocks are still firm"
  • adjective:   (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling
    Example: "His voice was firm and confident"
  • adjective:   strong and sure
    Example: "A firm grasp"
  • adjective:   unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
    Example: "A firm ally"
  • adjective:   not soft or yielding to pressure
    Example: "A firm mattress"
  • adjective:   marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue
    Example: "Firm muscles"
  • adjective:   securely established
    Example: "Holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
  • adjective:   securely fixed in place
    Example: "The post was still firm after being hit by the car"
  • adjective:   pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed
    Example: "A firm apple"
  • adverb:   with resolute determination
    Example: "We firmly believed it"


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