1. [Noun]: members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"

2. [Adverb]: with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"

3. not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall; "stocks are still firm"

4. strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope"

5. securely fixed in place; "the post was still firm after being hit by the car"

6. not soft or yielding to pressure; "a firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"; "solid ground"

7. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"

8. not subject to revision or change; "a firm contract"; "a firm offer"

9. (of especially a person''s physical features) not shaking or trembling; "his voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step"

10. unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"

11. pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed; "crisp carrot and celery sticks"; "a firm apple"; "crunchy lettuce"

12. marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue; "firm muscles"

13. securely established; "an established reputation"; "holds a firm position as the country''s leading poet"

14. [Verb]: make taut or tauter; "tauten a rope"

15. [Verb]: become taut or tauter; "Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened"

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