firm (plural firms)
- (UK, business) A business partnership; the name under which it trades.
- (business, economics) A business enterprise, however organized.
- (slang) A criminal gang, especially based around football hooliganism.
- French: entreprise
- Russian: фи́рма
firm (comparative firmer, superlative firmest)
- Steadfast, secure, solid (in position)
- It's good to have a firm grip when shaking hands.
- Fixed (in opinion)
- a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent
- He was firm that selling his company would a good choice and didn't let anyone talk him out of it.
- Durable, rigid (material state)
- firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood; firm land (i.e. not soft and marshy)
firm (firms, present participle firming; past and past participle firmed)
- (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, Australia) To shorten (of betting odds).
- (transitive, UK, slang) To select (a higher education institution) as one's preferred choice, so as to enrol automatically if one's grades match the conditional offer.
- Portuguese: firmar