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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 firm /ˈfɝm/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Firm a. [Compar. Firmer superl. Firmest.]
 1. Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; -- applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood.
 2. Not easily excited or disturbed; unchanging in purpose; fixed; steady; constant; stable; unshaken; not easily changed in feelings or will; strong; as, a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent.
 Under spread ensigns, moving nigh, in slow
 But firm battalion.   --Milton.
    By one man's firm obediency fully tried.   --Milton.
 3. Solid; -- opposed to fluid; as, firm land.
 4. Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance.
 Syn: -- Compact; dense; hard; solid; stanch; robust; strong; sturdly; fixed; steady; resolute; constant.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Firm, n.  The name, title, or style, under which a company transacts business; a partnership of two or more persons; a commercial house; as, the firm of Hope & Co.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Firm, v. t.
 1. To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish. [Obs.]
    And Jove has firmed it with an awful nod.   --Dryden.
 2. To fix or direct with firmness. [Obs.]
    He on his card and compass firms his eye.   --Spenser.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable;
             "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast
             resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence";
             "unwavering loyalty" [syn: steadfast, steady, unbendable,
              unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering]
      2: not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the
         snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground" [syn: solid]
      3: strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the
         rope" [syn: strong]
      4: not subject to revision or change; "a firm contract"; "a
         firm offer"
      5: (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or
         trembling; "his voice was firm and confident"; "a firm
      6: not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are
         still firm" [syn: steady, unfluctuating]
      7: securely established; "an established reputation"; "holds a
         firm position as the country's leading poet" [syn: established]
      8: marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue; "firm
      9: pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when
         chewed; "crisp carrot and celery sticks"; "a firm apple";
         "crunchy lettuce" [syn: crisp, crunchy]
      10: securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after
          being hit by the car" [syn: fast, immobile]
      11: unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm
          ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of
          Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison;
          "fast friends" [syn: loyal, truehearted, fast(a)]
      n : members of a business organization that owns or operates one
          or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
          [syn: house, business firm]
      adv : with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you
            must stand firm" [syn: firmly, steadfastly, unwaveringly]
      v 1: become taut or tauter; "Yur muscles will firm when you
           exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened" [syn: tauten]
      2: make taut or tauter; "tauten a rope" [syn: tauten]