Firm

Definition of Firm

a.1.Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; - applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood.
2.Not easily excited or disturbed; unchanging in purpose; fixed; steady; constant; stable; unshaken; not easily changed in feelings or will; strong; as, a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent.
Under spread ensigns, moving nigh, in slow
But firm battalion.
- Milton.
By one man's firm obediency fully tried.
- Milton.
3.Solid; - opposed to fluid; as, firm land.
4.Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance.
n.1.The name, title, or style, under which a company transacts business; a partnership of two or more persons; a commercial house; as, the firm of Hope & Co.
v. t.1.To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish.
And Jove has firmed it with an awful nod.
- Dryden.
2.To fix or direct with firmness.
He on his card and compass firms his eye.
- Spenser.

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