Dictionary definitions and meanings of the word firm

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This post talks about the dictionary definition and meanings of the English word firm. phonetic, phonetics, origin, meanings


Phonetic

fəːm


Phonetics

Text pronounciation: undefined

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Origin of the word

Middle English: from Old French ferme, from Latin firmus .


Meanings

Part Of speech

adjective

Definition

having a solid, almost unyielding surface or structure.

Example

the bed should be reasonably firm, but not too hard

Synonyms

hard,solid,unyielding,resistant,solidified,hardened,compacted,compressed,condensed,dense,close-grained,stiff,rigid,inflexible,inelastic,walkable,congealed,frozen,set,gelled,stony,steely,adamantine

Antonyms

soft,yielding


Definition

strongly felt and unlikely to change.

Example

he retains a firm belief in the efficacy of prayer


Part Of speech

verb

Definition

make more solid or resilient.

Example

how can I firm up a sagging bustline?


Part Of speech

adverb

Definition

in a resolute and determined manner.

Example

the Chancellor has held firm to tough economic policies



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