A firm is defined as a business with two or more persons.(noun)
An example of firm is a law office.
The definition of firm is solid, hard or rigid.(adjective)
An example of firm is a sturdy piece of wood.
Firm means to tighten or strengthen.(verb)
An example of firm is to shape clay into a mold.
See firm in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ferm < OFr < L firmus < IE base *dher-, to hold, support > Sans dhárma, precept, law, Gr thronos, armchair
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: It firma, signature, hence title of a business < L firmare, to strengthen < firmus: see firm
See firm in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective firm·er, firm·est
Origin: Middle English ferm
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin firmus; see dher- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Italian firma
Origin: , from firmare, to ratify by signature
Origin: , from Medieval Latin firmāre
Origin: , from Latin, to confirm
Origin: , from firmus, firm; see dher- in Indo-European roots.
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