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Definition 1: the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments - [noun denoting group]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he worked for a brokerage house

Synonyms for firm in the sense of this definition

(firm is a kind of ...) a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it

"he bought his brother's business" "a small mom-and-pop business" "a racially integrated business concern"

(... is a kind of firm ) a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state

(... is a kind of firm ) a firm of accountants who provide accounting and auditing services for a fee

(... is a kind of firm ) a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee

(... is a kind of firm ) a firm in the publishing business

(... is a kind of firm ) a firm engaged in trading

(... is a kind of firm ) a firm of lawyers

(... is a kind of firm ) a firm that conducts auctions

Definition 2: become taut or tauter - [verb of change]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
  • the rope tautened

Synonyms for firm in the sense of this definition

(firm is a kind of ...) become tight or tighter

"The rope tightened"

Definition 3: make taut or tauter - [verb of change]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tauten a rope

Synonyms for firm in the sense of this definition

(firm is a kind of ...) make tight or tighter

"Tighten the wire"

Definition 4: with resolute determination - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we firmly believed it
  • you must stand firm

Synonyms for firm in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a firm ally
  • loyal supporters
  • the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe
  • fast friends

Synonyms for firm in the sense of this definition

(firm is similar to ...) steadfast in affection or allegiance

"years of faithful service" "faithful employees" "we do not doubt that England has a faithful patriot in the Lord Chancellor"

Definition 6: securely fixed in place - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the post was still firm after being hit by the car

Synonyms for firm in the sense of this definition

(firm is similar to ...) securely placed or fastened or set

"a fixed piece of wood" "a fixed resistor"

Definition 7: strong and sure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a firm grasp
  • gave a strong pull on the rope

Synonyms for firm in the sense of this definition

(firm is similar to ...) characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)

"a forceful speaker" "a forceful personality" "forceful measures" "a forceful plan for peace"

Definition 8: not soft or yielding to pressure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a firm mattress
  • the snow was firm underfoot
  • solid ground

Synonyms for firm in the sense of this definition

(firm is similar to ...) resisting weight or pressure

Definition 9: possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • firm muscles

(firm is similar to ...) having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease

"a rosy healthy baby" "staying fit and healthy"

Definition 10: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • firm convictions
  • a firm mouth
  • steadfast resolve
  • a man of unbendable perseverence
  • unwavering loyalty

Synonyms for firm in the sense of this definition

(firm is similar to ...) firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination

"stood resolute against the enemy" "faced with a resolute opposition" "a resolute and unshakeable faith"

Definition 11: securely established - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • holds a firm position as the country's leading poet

(firm is similar to ...) free from danger or risk

"secure from harm" "his fortune was secure" "made a secure place for himself in his field"

Definition 12: not subject to revision or change - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a firm contract
  • a firm offer

(firm is similar to ...) established or decided beyond dispute or doubt

"with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night"

Definition 13: (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his voice was firm and confident
  • a firm step

(firm is similar to ...) not subject to change or variation especially in behavior

"a steady beat" "a steady job" "a steady breeze" "a steady increase" "a good steady ballplayer"

Definition 14: not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where firm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stocks are still firm

Synonyms for firm in the sense of this definition

(firm is similar to ...) resistant to change of position or condition

"a stable ladder" "a stable peace" "a stable relationship" "stable prices"

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