|1.||[ adverb ] with resolute determination|
|Synonyms:||steadfastly firm unwaveringly|
"we firmly believed it" "you must stand firm"
|Related terms:||firm firm firm firm|
|2.||[ adverb ] in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger|
"she held the child securely"
|Related terms:||secure secure|
|3.||[ adverb ] with firmness|
"held hard to the railing"