Significado de “firm” - en el Diccionario Inglés

firmadjective

uk /fɜːm/ us /fɝːm/

firm adjective (HARD)

B2 not soft but not completely hard:

I'd rather sleep on a firm mattress than a soft one.
These pears are still too firm to eat.

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firm adjective (FIXED)

well fixed in place or position:

The bridge provided a firm platform for the bungee jumpers.

fixed at the same level or opinion and not changing:

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firm adjective (STRONG)

C2 strong and tight:

a firm handshake
Keep a firm hold of the handrail as you go down.
figurative No one seems to have a firm grip on the company at the moment.
figurative You need a firm grasp of mathematics to become an astronaut.

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firmnoun [ C ]

uk /fɜːm/ us /fɝːm/

B1 a company or business:

He works for a law firm called Neil and Vigliano.
He's just started working for an accountancy firm/a firm of accountants in Cambridge.

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firmverb

uk /fɜːm/ us /fɝːm/

(Definición de firm del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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firmadjective, adverb [ -er/-est only ]

us /fɜrm/

firm adjective, adverb [ -er/-est only ] (FIXED)

set in place and unable or unlikely to move, come loose, or fall over:

The rocks were wet, and we couldn’t get a firm footing.
fig. Sometimes it takes more courage to admit you’re wrong than to stand firm (= continue to defend an opinion).
fig. The dean is holding firm and refusing to give in to student demands.

firmadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /fɜrm/

firm adjective [ -er/-est only ] (HARD)

not soft when pressed; solid or strong:

a firm mattress
a firm body
fig. No one seems to have a firm grip on (= be in control of) the situation at the moment.

firm adjective [ -er/-est only ] (CERTAIN)

certain or fixed in a belief, opinion, etc., and unlikely to change, or so certain as to be beyond doubt or question:

a firm believer in the Constitution
They made a firm commitment to complete the job this week.
The decision is firm – there will be a strike.

Firm can also mean showing control and making sure you will be obeyed:

A new teacher has to be firm with her students.

firmnoun [ C ]

us /fɜrm/

firm noun [ C ] (BUSINESS)

a company or business:

a law firm

(Definición de firm del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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firmnoun [ C ]

uk /fɜːm/ us

WORKPLACE a company or business:

The firm's share price has been rising steadily.
The firm remains heavily dependent on North America, its biggest market.
big/medium-sized/small firm Small and medium-sized firms accounted for 69.8% of the UK business population.
leading/major/top firm He hired a top firm of architects and re-mortgaged the family home to finance the project.
accounting/law/manufacturing, etc. firm Local manufacturing firms are under heavy competitive pressure, often from off-shore production.
set up/start (up)/establish a firm Her grandfather had set up the firm soon after the war.
run/manage a firm The firm was run from an office in Bolton.
She joined the family firm soon after leaving school.

firmadjective

uk /fɜːm/ us

agreed or decided and not likely to change:

firm date/deadline I was given a firm deadline of April 30.
firm bid/commitment The group said it has a firm commitment to sell two radio stations in Chicago to minority partners.
firm order/offer They already have firm orders for much of the new stock.
firm decision We haven't made a firm decision as yet.

FINANCE used to describe a price or level that is high and is likely to rise or stay high:

Home prices are edging higher as builders pay record prices for lumber, and tight supplies should keep prices firm next year.
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hold firm

to remain at a high level:

Top share prices held firm through to the close, with the main index up 27.8.
firmness
noun [ U ]

the firmness of the bond market

firmverb [ I ]

uk /fɜːm/ us

FINANCE to remain at the same level, amount, etc. or to rise slightly:

In industries such as paper, chemicals, and steel, prices have firmed.
firm to sth Copper firmed 1.8 cents to 142.1 cents a pound.
firm against sth The dollar, meanwhile, firmed against the euro in the wake of the interest rate rise.
Bank shares firmed on expectations that the Reserve Bank would leave interest rates untouched.

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(Definición de firm del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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My firm opinion is that all the different pension schemes should be covered by the same directive in order not to protect certain types of schemes from competition.
We now need firm proposals.
I have been coherent and firm in my intentions but also realistic, outlining the stages of what can be achieved today and what must wait until tomorrow.
Clearly, the present directive of 1991 leads to insufficient results in this field, precisely because it does not contain any firm targets for collection and recycling.
I would therefore ask that we look to the future with the firm obligation to achieve that prosperity and security that our citizens are asking us for.
With fair pricing through sensible regulation and firm controls, there are also better chances of other forms of transport that are safe and environmentally friendly being able to develop.
We accordingly expect them to show firm commitment, greater determination and, above all, great courage, sparing no effort in their pursuit of peace.
From this point of view, we must be sure to keep a firm hold on strict conditions when licensing railway undertakings.
We accordingly expect them to show firm commitment, greater determination and, above all, great courage, sparing no effort in their pursuit of peace.
With fair pricing through sensible regulation and firm controls, there are also better chances of other forms of transport that are safe and environmentally friendly being able to develop.