Firm appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):
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Definition of the adjective firm
What does firm mean as an attribute of a noun?
Firm is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.
adjective - degrees: firmer | firmest
- marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
- not soft or yielding to pressure
- strong and sure
- not subject to revision or change
- examples: a firm contract | a firm offer
- similar: settled
- (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling
- examples: his voice was firm and confident | a firm step
- similar: steady
- not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
- securely established
- example: holds a firm position as the country's leading poet
- similar: secure
- possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue
- example: firm muscles
- similar: healthy
- securely fixed in place
- unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
Alternative definition of the adjective firm
- steadfast, secure, hard (in position)
- fixed (in opinion)
- solid, rigid (material state)
Definition of the adverb firm
What does firm mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?
- with resolute determination
Definition of the noun firm
What does firm mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: firms
- the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
- lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
- synonyms of firm: business firm / house
- more generic terms: business / business concern / business organisation / business organization / concern = a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
- more specific terms:
- corporation / corp = a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
- accounting firm = a firm of accountants who provide accounting and auditing services for a fee
- consulting company / consulting firm = a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
- publishing company / publishing house / publishing firm / publisher = a firm in the publishing business
- dealer = a firm engaged in trading
- law firm = a firm of lawyers
- auction house = a firm that conducts auctions
Alternative definition of the noun firm
- [UK, business] A business partnership; the name under which it trades.
- [business, economics] A business enterprise, however organized.
- [slang] A criminal gang
Definition of the verb firm
What does firm mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: firmed | firming | firms
- become taut or tauter
- example: Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): abase, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, accelerate, acetify, acidify, activate, advance, age, agglomerate, air, alkalify, alter, ameliorate, americanize, amplify, anesthetize, anglicize, animate, apostatize, atomize, attenuate, augment, awake, awaken, balance, beautify, bedew, bifurcate, bisect, blacken, blast, bleach, bloody, blunt, blur, bolshevize, botch, brighten, broaden, burn, burst, calcify, capacitate, capsize, caramelize, carbonize, castrate, categorize, catholicize, cauterize, change, char, cheapen, chill, chlorinate, christianize, circumcise, civilize, clean, clear, clog, close, clouded, coagulate, coarsen, collapse, collect, commercialize, compress, condense, constrict, constringe, construct, contract, cool, correct, corrode, corrugate, corrupt, cremate, crimson, crisp, crumble, crystallize, curdle, dampen, darken, de-escalate, deafen, decelerate, decentralize, decrease, deepen, deflate, defrost, degenerate, degrade, dehumidify, dehydrate, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, depressurize, desalinate, desiccate, destabilize, deteriorate, detonate, devalue, diffract, diffuse, dilate, dilute, dim, diminish, dirty, disintegrate, dislocate, disorganize, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, diversify, divide, domesticate, double, drain, dry, dull, ease, effeminate, emaciate, emasculate, embitter, embrocate, empty, emulsify, energize, enhance, enlarge, equalize, equilibrate, eternalize, europeanize, evaporate, even, expand, explode, fade, famish, fatten, federate, feminize, fertilize, fill, flatten, flood, fossilize, fray, freeze, freshen, frost, fructify, fuse, gasify, gelatinize, gladden, granulate, gray, grow, halt, harden, harmonize, hasten, heal, heat, heighten, humidify, hush, hybridize, hydrogenate, ignite, improve, incinerate, increase, incubate, inflate, intensify, invert, iodize, ionize, kindle, laminate, lengthen, lessen, level, levitate, light, lighten, lignify, liquefy, loop, loose, loosen, macerate, magnetize, magnify, mature, mechanize, mellow, melt, mineralize, mobilize, moderate, modernize, modulate, moisten, motorize, muddy, multiply, mute, narrow, nasalize, nationalize, naturalize, neutralize, nitrify, normalize, objectify, obscure, open, operate, ossify, overturn, oxidize, pale, paralyze, pasteurize, perfect, petrify, polarize, polymerize, pop, popularize, proliferate, propagate, publicize, pulverize, purify, purple, putrefy, quadruple, quicken, quiet, quieten, rarefy, reanimate, redden, regularize, rekindle, reopen, reproduce, resuscitate, reverse, revive, ripen, roughen, rupture, saponify, scorch, sear, secularize, sharpen, short, short-circuit, shorten, shrink, shrivel, shush, shut, sicken, silence, silver, singe, sink, slack, slacken, slim, slow, smooth, soak, sober, soften, solidify, sour, sovietize, sprout, stabilize, standardize, steady, steep, steepen, sterilize, stiffen, stratify, strengthen, submerge, subside, sunburn, sweeten, tame, tan, taper, tauten, tense, thaw, thicken, thin, tighten, tilt, tire, topple, toughen, tousle, tranquilize, treble, triple, ulcerate, unionize, urbanize, vaporize, vary, ventilate, vibrate, vitrify, volatilize, vulcanize, wake, waken, warm, weaken, westernize, wet, whiten, widen, worsen, yellow.
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonym of firm: tauten
- more generic word: tighten = become tight or tighter
- make taut or tauter
Alternative definition of the verb firm
- [transitive] To make firm or strong; fix securely.
- [transitive] To make compact or resistant to pressure; solidify.
- [intransitive] To become firm; stabilise.
- [intransitive] To improve after decline.
- [intransitive] Aust. To shorten (of betting odds).
"Firm" a.k.a. "The Firm" is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, and David Strathairn. The film is based on the 1991 novel The Firm by author John Grisham.
- also known as 黑色豪門企業
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- producers: Sydney Pollack, John Davis, Scott Rudin
- art direction by John Willett
- written by Robert Towne, John Grisham, David Rabe & David Rayfiel
- based on "The Firm" by John Grisham
- Tom Cruise as Mitch McDeere
- Jeanne Tripplehorn as Abby McDeere
- Gene Hackman as Avery Tolar
- Hal Holbrook as Oliver Lambert
- David Strathairn as Ray McDeere
- Holly Hunter as Tammy Hemphill
- Ed Harris as Wayne Tarrance
- Wilford Brimley as William Devasher
- Tobin Bell as The Nordic Man
- Paul Calderón as Thomas Richie
- Steven Hill as F. Denton Voyles
- Paul Sorvino as Tommie Morolto
- Gary Busey as Eddie Lomax
- Barbara Garrick as Kay Quinn
- Terry Kinney as Lamar Quinn
- Jerry Hardin as Royce McKnight
- Jerry Weintraub as Sonny Capps
- Sullivan Walker as Barry Abanks
- Karina Lombard as Young Woman on Beach
- Margo Martindale as Nina Huff
- John Beal as Nathan Locke
- Dean Norris as The Squat Man
- Lou Walker as Frank Mulholland
- Debbie Turner as Rental Agent
- Tommy Cresswell as Wally Hudson
- David A. Kimball as Randall Dunbar
- Don Jones as Attorney
- Michael Allen Kahn as Attorney
- Levi Frazier Jr. as Restaurant Waiter
- Brian Casey as Telephone Installer
- William J. Parham as Minister
- Victor Nelson as Cafe Waiter
- Richard Ranta as Congressman Billings
- Janie Paris as Madge
- Frank Crawford as Judge
- Bart Whiteman as Dutch
- David Dwyer as Prison Guard
- Mark W. Johnson as FBI Agent
- Jerry Chipman as FBI Agent
- Jimmy Lackie as Technician
- Afemo Omilami as Cotton Truck Driver
- Clint Smith as Cotton Truck Driver
- Susan Elliott as River Museum Guide
- Erin Branham as River Museum Guide
- Ed Connelly as Pilot
- Joey Anderson as Ruth
- Deborah Thomas as Quinns' Maid
- Tommy Matthews as Elvis Aaron Hemphill
- Chris Schadrack as Lawyer Recruiter
- Jeffrey Buckner Ford as Lawyer Recruiter
- cinematography by John Seale
- edited by William Steinkamp & Fredric Steinkamp
- music by Dave Grusin
- costume design by Ruth Myers
- set decoration by Casey Hallenbeck
- genres: Thriller, Documentary film, Suspense, Mystery, Trial drama, Film adaptation, Crime Thriller, Drama
- subject: Law
- rating: R (USA)
- released on (21 years ago)
- some of the awards:
- BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role nomination for Holly Hunter
- MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male nomination for Tom Cruise
- MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance nomination for Tom Cruise
- People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture nomination for Tom Cruise
- People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie
- People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie
- People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie
- People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture, received by Tom Cruise
"Firm" is a musical album by Ben Apolinar.
- released on
- award: - Independent Music Award for Best Album - Contemporary Christian nomination for Ben Apolinar
Firm is a record label.
- official website: www.firmrecords.de
firm is a cheese texture.
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Phrases with Firm
Phrases starting with the word Firm:
Phrases ending with the word Firm:
- law firm
- hold firm
- stand firm
- remain firm
- Levered Firm
- removal firm
- service firm
- business firm
- brokerage firm
- insurance firm
- accounting firm
- consulting firm
- investment firm
- publishing firm
- securities firm
Other phrases containing the word Firm:
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Firm
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A School Security Officer (2014)
What Makes A Good One? by James Puckett
Being firm means you'll sometimes go against thewill of others. But after all, it's your job to promote safety and security. Your job will sometimes cause you to go against the will of students, staff, and parents. You're always thinking safetyand ...
It's an Emotional Game (2002)
Learning about Leadership from the Experience of Football by Lionel F. Stapley
Being firm means an insistence on keeping to agreed boundaries. For example, on match days it is important that all players report by a determined and agreed time. All players are aware of this boundary and know that there are few, if any, ...
The word firm means steadfast, fixed, determined, purposed, faithful. Stand fast and fixed in your belief and work for the Lord. Be unwavering in your determination to live for Christ and to serve Him. b. The phrase "let nothing move you" means ...
Characteristics, Capabilities, and Challenges of Children Who Are Intensely More by Deborah Talmadge, Jamie Theler
The word firm means showing resolute determination. This does not mean yelling or using an angry voice, but using a voice that shows you are serious; you mean business, if you do not feel confident enough as a parent, try practicing.
A Dictionary of Economics (2012)
by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles
firm The basic unit of organization for productive activities. Economic theory views the firm as transforming inputs into outputs subject to the limitations of its technological knowledge (summarized in the ...
by John Fay
Both specifically include the nature of competition, for it is the purpose of both to assist the firm in gaining and maintaining competitive advantage through the application of established principles not normally found in the business community.
by Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Hill
Hill, Kathleen Hill Nolo (Firm). promise (both ofwhich are referred to as consideration). Failure to fulfill a contractual promise is a breach, for which the other party may seek legal remedies such as performance and damages. proper ...
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Usage statistics about firm
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun firm:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective firm:
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- John Kerry Firm Language - Says Putin is Lying
It appears that Kerry is Barack Obama's sock puppet whenever a situation occurs that's deemed too hot to handle for the president.
- 'Centre Firm On Imparting Education In Regional Language': Venkaiah Naidu
Citing 'cultural heritage' in languages as the reason, Union Urban Development Minister, Venkaiah Naidu has said that the central government is in agreement ...
- Cranky Cell Phone Sellers on Craigslist - The "FIRM PRICE" Guy (Sensitive Language)
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Scrabble value of F4I1R1M3
The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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