Firm

  • 1 Firm — or The Firm can have several meanings:*Any business entity such as a corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship. This more general meaning is used in macroeconomics (in terms such as ideal firm size). *The word firm is sometimes used in a… …

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  • 2 firm — adj Firm, hard, solid are comparable chiefly as meaning having a texture or consistency that markedly resists deformation by external force. Firm (opposed to loose, flabby) suggests such closeness or compactness of texture or a consistency so… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Firm — Firm, a. [Compar. {Firmer}; superl. {Firmest}.] [OE. ferme, F. ferme, fr.L. firmus; cf. Skr. dharman support, law, order, dh? to hold fast, carry. Cf. {Farm}, {Throne}.] 1. Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 firm — firm1 [fʉrm] adj. [ME ferm < OFr < L firmus < IE base * dher , to hold, support > Sans dhárma, precept, law, Gr thronos, armchair] 1. not yielding easily under pressure; solid; hard 2. not moved or shaken easily; fixed; stable 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 firm — Ⅰ. firm [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) having an unyielding surface or structure. 2) solidly in place and stable. 3) having steady power or strength: a firm grip. 4) showing resolute determination. 5) fixed or definite: firm plans …

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  • 6 Firm — Firm, n. [It. firma the (firm, sure, or confirming) signature or subscription, or Pg. firma signature, firm, cf. Sp. firma signature; all fr. L. firmus, adj., firm. See {Firm}, a.] The name, title, or style, under which a company transacts… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 firm — n [German Firma, from Italian, signature, ultimately from Latin firmare to make firm, confirm] 1: the name or title under which a company transacts business 2: a partnership of two or more persons that is not recognized as a legal person distinct …

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  • 8 Firm — Firm, v. t. [OE. fermen to make firm, F. fermer, fr. L. firmare to make firm. See {Firm}, a.] 1. To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And Jove has firmed it with an awful nod. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To fix or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 firm — [adj1] inflexible close, close grained, compact, compressed, concentrated, concrete, condensed, congealed, dense, fine grained, hard, hardened, heavy, impenetrable, impermeable, impervious, inelastic, jelled, nonporous, refractory, rigid, set,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 firm — Adj erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. fīrmus fest, sicher, stark , wohl in Anlehnung an ne. firm.    Ebenso ne. firm. Hierzu unmittelbar firmen, zu dessen lateinischem Vorbild auch Firma und Firmament gehören; ein… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 11 firm — adverb is used mainly in two fixed expressions, to stand firm and to hold firm to. In all other contexts the natural adverbial form is firmly: The bracket was firmly fixed to the wall …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 firm — Adj. (Aufbaustufe) sich auf einem bestimmten Fachgebiet auskennend Synonyme: beschlagen, bewandert, erfahren, fachmännisch, fit, kenntnisreich, kundig, qualifiziert, sachkundig, versiert (geh.) Beispiele: Er ist in diesem Fach firm. Wir suchen… …

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  • 13 FIRM — may refer to: *Center for Community Change *Flood Insurance Rate Map * Foreign Investment Risk Matrixee also*Firm …

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  • 14 firm us — index constant (adjective), constant (noun), durable, firm, irrefutable, resolute, solid (sound) …

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  • 15 firm — firm, österr. auch f’erm <aus lat. firmus »fest, stark, beständig« bzw. it. fermo, dies aus lat. firmus> bes. in der Verbindung in etwas firm sein: [in einem bestimmten Fachgebiet, Bereich] sicher, sattelfest, beschlagen sein …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 16 Firm — (v. lat.), 1) fest; 2) durch Übung sicher; 3) sorgfältig …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 17 Firm — (lat.), fest, sicher; geübt in etwas …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 18 Firm — (lat.), fest, sicher, geübt …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 19 Firm — Firm, lat. firmus, fest; geschickt …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 20 firm up — index stabilize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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