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Definition of Firm

Firm

  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.
  3. Solid; -- opposed to fluid; as, firm land.
  4. Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance.
  5. 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.
  6. To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish.
  7. To fix or direct with firmness.

Firm Quotations

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. - Abraham Lincoln
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Abraham Lincoln

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. - David Brinkley
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci

With ideas it is like with dizzy heights you climb: At first they cause you discomfort and you are anxious to get down, distrustful of your own powers; but soon the remoteness of the turmoil of life and the inspiring influence of the altitude calm your blood; your step gets firm and sure and you begin to look - for dizzier heights.
Nikola Tesla

Despite my firm convictions, I have always been a man who tries to face facts, and to accept the reality of life as new experience and new knowledge unfolds. I have always kept an open mind, a flexibility that must go hand in hand with every form of the intelligent search for truth.
Malcolm X
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Firm Translations

firm in Afrikaans is ferm, firma, stewig
firm in Danish is fast, firma
firm in Dutch is gevestigd, vast, stevig, hecht
firm in Finnish is luja
firm in French is social, robuste, maison de commerce, ferme, solide
firm in German is fest, Betriebe, standhaft
firm in Italian is comitiva, ditta
firm in Latin is firmus, destinatus, stabilis, pertinax, obstinatus
firm in Norwegian is firma, fast, standhaftig
firm in Portuguese is firma
firm in Swedish is orubblig, stadig, fast, firma
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