Definition of firma
1. firm [ n ] members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
Examples: "he worked for a brokerage house"
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
But the firm has recognized the tight dollar and the tourist 's desire to visit the `` smaller , less traveled and relatively inexpensive countries '' , and is now prepared to teach modern_Greek and Portuguese through recordings .
(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
They are written by specialists in numerous types of business_enterprises , cover a wide range of subjects , and are directed to the needs and interests of the small firm .
SBA serves also as a clearing_house for information on products and processes particularly adaptable for exploitation by small firms .
This may be helpful in improving the competitive position of established firms through diversification and expansion or through more economical utilization of plant capacity .
These problems frequently arise where a firm is making items for the Government not directly along the lines of its normal civilian business or where the Government specifications require operations that the firm did not understand when it undertook the contract .Synonyms firm house business_firm Related Terms business corporation publisher dealer consulting_firm auction_house law_firm accounting_firm
2. firm [ a ] marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
Examples: "firm convictions" "a firm mouth" "steadfast resolve" "a man of unbendable perseverence" "unwavering loyalty"
(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
The credo unifies and socializes men by attaching them completely to an identical body of doctrine ; the more extensive and firm the body of doctrine , the firmer the group .
The credo unifies and socializes men by attaching them completely to an identical body of doctrine ; the more extensive and firm the body of doctrine , the firmer the group .Synonyms firm unshakable unwavering unfaltering unbendable steady steadfast Related Terms resolute
3. firm [ a ] not soft or yielding to pressure
Examples: "a firm mattress" "the snow was firm underfoot" "solid ground"
(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
The fruit is allowed to mature on the tree , but it is still firm at this point .
(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
The parenchyma was slightly hyperemic in the apex of the left lung , and there were several firm , gray , fibrocalcific nodules measuring as large as 3 mm. .
The firm red spleen weighed 410 gm. , and its surface was mottled by discrete , small patches of white material .
On the surface of the right kidney there were also 2 yellow , firm , friable raised areas measuring up_to 2 cm. in diameter .
(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)
He gave Mr._Jack a real going_over ; he brushed his shoulders and his back and his collar with long , firm strokes .Synonyms firm solid Related Terms hard
4. firm [ a ] strong and sure
Examples: "a firm grasp" "gave a strong pull on the rope"
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Yet you feel the orchestra is near at_hand , and the individual instruments have the same firm presence associated with listening from a good seat in an acoustically perfect hall .
Without losing the distinctive undertow of Brahmsian rhythm , the pacing is firm and the over-all performance has a tightly_knit quality that makes_for maximum cumulative effect .
(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The severe yet harmonious vases of the previous fifty years , the Strong Geometric style of the late ninth century , display as firm a mastery of the principles underlying Geometric pottery ; but artists now were ready to refine and elaborate their inheritance .
(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
The doctor , with the air of a man whose professional interests have found scope , drew Alex 's attention to those excellences which might otherwise have escaped him : the fine color in comb and wattles , the length and quality of neck and saddle_hackles , the firm , wide spread of the toes , and a rare justness in the formation of the ear lappets .Synonyms firm strong Related Terms forceful
5. firm [ a ] not subject to revision or change
Examples: "a firm contract" "a firm offer"
(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
King_Muhammad /5 , was known to be most sympathetic to the formation of local self-government and made the first firm promise of elections on May_Day , 1957 .
(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The epic_poems , the consolidation of the Greek pantheon , the rise of firm political_units , the self-awareness which could permit painted and sculptured representations of men - all these had to await the progress of following decades .Synonyms firm Related Terms settled
6. firm [ a ] securely established
Examples: "an established reputation" "holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
7. firm [ a ] (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling
Examples: "his voice was firm and confident" "a firm step"
8. firm [ a ] not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
Examples: "stocks are still firm"
9. firm [ a ] marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue
Examples: "firm muscles"
(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
McFeeley noted the immaculate lawn and gardens : each blade of grass cropped , bright and firm ; each shrub glazed with good_health .Synonyms firm Related Terms healthy
10. firm [ r ] with resolute determination
Examples: "we firmly believed it" "you must stand firm"
(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
He found tepid water in a pitcher and a last bit of soap , and he lathered his face and stood stropping the razor on his broad leather belt , its buckle held firm by a knob of the bedpost .Synonyms firmly steadfastly firm unwaveringly
11. firm [ a ] unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
Examples: "a firm ally" "loyal supporters" "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison "fast friends"
12. firm [ a ] securely fixed in place
Examples: "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"
13. firm [ a ] pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed
Examples: "crisp carrot and celery sticks" "a firm apple" "crunchy lettuce"
14. firm [ v ] become taut or tauter
Examples: "Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly" "the rope tautened"
15. firm [ v ] make taut or tauter
Examples: "tauten a rope"
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