make firm

  • 1 make firm — index affirm (uphold), cement, concentrate (consolidate), confirm, consolidate (strengthen) …

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  • 2 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 …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 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

  • 4 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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  • 5 make fast — index fix (make firm), handcuff, lock Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 make rigid — index fix (make firm) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 firm — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English ferm, from Anglo French, from Latin firmus; akin to Greek thronos chair, throne Date: 14th century 1. a. securely or solidly fixed in place b. not weak or uncertain ; vigorous c. having a solid or compact… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 firm — firm1 firmly, adv. firmness, n. /ferrm/, adj., firmer, firmest, v., adv., firmer, firmest. adj. 1. not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture …

    Universalium

  • 9 firm — {{11}}firm (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. ferm (12c.) firm, strong, vigorous, steadfast; loyal, faithful, from L. firmus firm, strong, steadfast, enduring, stable, from PIE root *dher to hold, support (Cf. Skt. dharmah custom, law, Gk. thronos seat …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 Firm — Refers to an order to buy or sell that can be executed without confirmation for some fixed period. Also, a synonym for company. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. firm firm 1 [fɜːm ǁ fɜːrm] noun [countable] ORGANIZATIONS a company… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 firm — Refers to an order to buy or sell that can be executed without confirmation for some fixed period. Also, a synonym for company. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary At CME, it is called a clearing member firm. A company that has membership privileges… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 12 FIRM — ( foreign investment risk matrix) Graph that displays financial and political risk by intervals on which countries may be compared according to risk ratings. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. firm firm 1 [fɜːm ǁ fɜːrm] noun [countable]… …

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  • 13 firm´ness — firm1 «furm», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. not yielding easily when pressed; solid; hard: »firm flesh, firm ground. 2. not easily shaken or moved; fixed in place: »a tree firm in the earth. Hope, as an anchor firm and sure, holds fast the Christian… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 firm´ly — firm1 «furm», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. not yielding easily when pressed; solid; hard: »firm flesh, firm ground. 2. not easily shaken or moved; fixed in place: »a tree firm in the earth. Hope, as an anchor firm and sure, holds fast the Christian… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 firm — I. /fɜm / (say ferm) adjective 1. comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm flesh; firm texture. 2. securely fixed in place. 3. steady; not shaking or trembling: a firm hand; a firm voice. 4. indicating firmness or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 firm — [14] Firm comes ultimately from Latin firmus ‘stable, strong, immovable’. In its adjectival use, the English word’s semantic line of descent from its Latin original is perfectly clear, but the noun presents a very different story. From firmus was …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17 firm — [14] Firm comes ultimately from Latin firmus ‘stable, strong, immovable’. In its adjectival use, the English word’s semantic line of descent from its Latin original is perfectly clear, but the noun presents a very different story. From firmus was …

    Word origins

  • 18 firm — 1. noun a) A business partnership; the name under which it trades. b) A business enterprise, however organized. 2. adjective a) …

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  • 19 firm —   1. Solid. Pa a, kūpa a, onipa a.   Also: kūkia; mālō, mālo elo e (taut); mākū; mānalo, punapuna (as taro, sweet potato); ha apapa a, pūlawa, kamaehu, ūlili. See motto.    ♦ To make firm, hō opa a, hō onipa a, ho okūpa a, ho omālō, wai ūlili.… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 20 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.… …

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