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firm meaning

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  • NounPLfirms
    1. (Britain, business) A business partnership; the name under which it trades.
      1. (business, economics) A business enterprise, however organized.
        1. Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. [ …] Banks and credit-card firms are kept out of the picture. Talk to enough people in the field and someone is bound to mention the “democratisation of finance”.
      2. SLA A criminal gang.
      3. VerbSGfirmsPRfirmingPT, PPfirmed
        1. VT To make firm or strong; fix securely.
          1. VT To make compact or resistant to pressure; solidify.
            1. VI To become firm; stabilise.
              1. VI To improve after decline.
                1. VI (Australia) To shorten (of betting odds).
                2. AdjectiveCOMfirmerSUPfirmest
                  1. steadfast, secure, hard (in position).
                    1. It's good to have a firm grip when shaking hands. ‎
                  2. fixed (in opinion).
                    1. a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent
                  3. solid, rigid (material state).
                    1. firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood; firm land (i.e. not soft and marshy)
                3. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • He hopes to firm up his biceps a bit before meeting the girls.
                    • Manufacturing firms are supported by government subsidies in some countries. ‎
                    • A man of stricture and firm abstinence. — Shakespeare.
                  2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • While the boss was on holiday, the deputy made sure things were ticking over in the firm.
                    • For the class of isoelastic functions that we address in this paper, it is still possible to derive a closed expression for the value of the firm.

                Meaning of firm for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "firm" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adjectives
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Intransitive verbs
                          • Transitive verbs
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