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firm 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/fərm/,
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firmest, superlative; firmer, comparative;
  1. Having a solid, almost unyielding surface or structure
    • - the bed should be reasonably firm, but not too hard
  2. Solidly in place and stable
    • - no building can stand without firm foundations
    • - he was unable to establish the store on a firm financial footing
  3. Having steady but not excessive power or strength
    • - you need a firm grip on the steering
  4. (of a person, action, or attitude) Showing resolute determination and strength of character
    • - he didn't like being firm with Larry, but he had to
  5. Strongly felt and unlikely to change
    • - he retains a firm belief in the efficacy of prayer
  6. (of a person) Steadfast and constant
    • - we became firm friends
  7. Decided upon and fixed or definite
    • - she had no firm plans for the next day
  8. (of a currency, a commodity, or shares) Having a steady value or price that is more likely to rise than fall
    • - the dollar was firm against the yen
Verb
  1. Make (something) physically solid or resilient
    • - an exercise program designed to firm up muscle tone
  2. Fix (a plant) securely in the soil

  3. (of a price) Rise slightly to reach a level considered secure
    • - he believed house prices would firm by the end of the year
  4. Make (an agreement or plan) explicit and definite
    • - archaeologists have now firmed up this new view
Noun
  1. A business concern, esp. one involving a partnership of two or more people
    • - a law firm
Adverb
  1. In a resolute and determined manner
    • - she will stand firm against the government's proposal

  1. with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"
  2. tauten: become taut or tauter; "Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened"
  3. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
  4. the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
  5. not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground"
  6. strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"
  7. A business (also known as acompany, enterprise, and firm') is a legally recognized organization designed to provide goods or services, or both, to consumers, businesses and governmental entities. Businesses are predominant in capitalist economies. Most businesses are privately owned. ...
  8. The use of wine tasting descriptors allow the taster an opportunity to put into words the aromas and flavors that they experience and can be used in assessing the overall quality of wine. ...
  9. The Firm is a 1993 legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack, and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Gary Busey, and David Strathairn. The film is based on the 1991 novel The Firm by author John Grisham. ...
  10. The Firm is the eponymous debut studio album by British rock band The Firm, released by Atlantic Records on 11 February 1985. ...
  11. The Firm is a fictional gangland organisation in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
  12. The Firm was an American hip hop supergroup that formed in New York City in 1996. It was created by rapper Nas, his manager Steve Stoute, producer Dr. Dre and production team the Trackmasters. ...
  13. A business partnership; the name under which it trades; A business enterprise, however organized; A criminal gang; To make firm or strong; fix securely; To make compact or resistant to pressure; solidify; To become firm; stabilise; To improve after decline; Aust. ...
  14. (Firming) Affermissant(e), raffermissement
  15. (Firming) Pressing down the soil around the base of a plant's stem.
  16. (Firming) helping to create the appearance of younger-looking skin by addressing skin tone and resiliency
  17. (Firming) products with ingredients that will plump up the skin and provide a fuller look.
  18. (Firms) Economic units, formed by profit-seeking entrepreneurs, that hire resources to produce goods and services for sale.
  19. (Firms) concentrating in international commercial law, or having primarily foreign clients, are usually larger firms.
  20. Taut balance of elements; tightly knit structure; also distinct flavor.
  21. Refers to an order to buy or sell that can be executed without confirmation for some fixed period. Also, a synonym for company.
  22. Strong and well balanced, but still with a perceptible degree of tannin and acidity. See also Balance.
  23. This means the elements of a wine's structure are tightly wound together, and also implies the wine has quite a bit of flavour. 'Firm tannins' might indicate a red wine that is well made and has a bright future.
  24. a business or institution comprising sole proprietorships, partnerships, companies and other forms of organizations.
  25. A condition of a turf course corresponding to fast on a dirt track.