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Dictionary definition for: Firm

1. (n) members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"

2. (v) become taut or tauter; "Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly" "the rope tautened"

3. (s) marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions" "a firm mouth" "steadfast resolve" "a man of unbendable perseverence" "unwavering loyalty"

4. (r) with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it" "you must stand firm"

5. (v) make taut or tauter; "tauten a rope"

6. (s) not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress" "the snow was firm underfoot" "solid ground"

7. (s) strong and sure; "a firm grasp" "gave a strong pull on the rope"

8. (s) not subject to revision or change; "a firm contract" "a firm offer"

9. (s) (of especially a person''s physical features) not shaking or trembling; "his voice was firm and confident" "a firm step"

10. (s) not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm"

11. (s) securely established; "an established reputation" "holds a firm position as the country''s leading poet"

12. (s) marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue; "firm muscles"

13. (s) pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed; "crisp carrot and celery sticks" "a firm apple" "crunchy lettuce"

14. (s) securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"

15. (s) unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally" "loyal supporters" "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"

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