- The definition of firm is solid, hard or rigid.
An example of firm is a sturdy piece of wood.
- A firm is defined as a business with two or more persons.
An example of firm is a law office.
- Firm means to tighten or strengthen.
An example of firm is to shape clay into a mold.
firm definition by Webster's New World
- not yielding easily under pressure; solid; hard
- not moved or shaken easily; fixed; stable
- continued steadily; remaining the same: a firm friendship
- unchanging; resolute; constant: a firm faith
- showing determination, strength, etc.: a firm command
- legally or formally concluded; definite; final: a firm contract, a firm order
- Commerce not rising or falling very much; steady: said of prices, etc.
Origin: Middle English ferm ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin firmus ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dher-, to hold, support from source Sanskrit dhárma, precept, law, Classical Greek thronos, armchair
- a business company or partnership of two or more persons
- popularly any business company, whether or not unincorporated
Origin: Italian firma, signature, hence title of a business ; from Classical Latin firmare, to strengthen ; from firmus: see firm
firm definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective firm·er, firm·est
- Resistant to externally applied pressure.
- Marked by or indicating the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue: firm muscles.
- Securely fixed in place: Despite being hit by the car, the post was still firm.
- Indicating or possessed of determination or resolution: a firm voice.
- Constant; steadfast: a firm ally.
- a. Not subject to change; fixed and definite: a firm bargain; a firm offer.b. Unfluctuating; steady: Stock prices are still firm.
- Strong and sure: a firm grasp.
Origin: Middle English ferm, from Old French, from Latin firmus; see dher- in Indo-European roots.
- firmˈly adverb
- firmˈness noun
- A commercial partnership of two or more persons, especially when unincorporated.
- The name or designation under which a company transacts business.
Origin: Italian firma, from firmare, to ratify by signature, from Medieval Latin firmāre, from Latin, to confirm, from firmus, firm; see dher- in Indo-European roots.
firm - Business Definition
firm - Phrases/Idioms
stand firmor hold firm