What is firm?

  • (adj): Not soft or yielding to pressure.
    Example: "A firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"
    Synonyms: solid
    See also — Additional definitions below


A business (also known as enterprise or firm) is an organization involved in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers. Businesses are predominant in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and administered to earn profit to increase the wealth of their owners. Businesses may also be not-for-profit or state-owned. A business owned by multiple individuals may be referred to as a company, although that term also has a more precise meaning.

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... NBBJ is a global architecture, planning and design firm with offices in Beijing, Boston, Columbus, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle ... The firm is involved in multiple markets and building types including civic, corporate, commercial, healthcare, higher education, science, sports, and transportation ... The firm accepted the Architecture 2030 Challenge, a global initiative stating that all new buildings and major renovations reduce their fossil-fuel GHG-e ...
Different Types of Demand Situations
... such circumstances, the marketing unit of a service firm has to understand the psyche of the potential buyers and find out the prime reason for the rejection of the service ... The service firm has to come up with an appropriate strategy to remove the misunderstandings of the potential buyers ... The marketing unit of the firm should focus on promotional campaigns and communicating reasons for potential customers to use the firm's services ...
Fulbright & Jaworski
... The international law firm of Fulbright Jaworski L.L.P ... is one of the largest law firms in the United States with nearly 1,000 attorneys in over 50 practice areas ... The firm was founded in Houston in 1919 by R ...
Intrapreneurship - Employee Intrapreneur
... Social Entrepreneurship intrapreneurship within the firm which is driven to produce social capital in addition to economic capital.) Employees, such as marketing executives or perhaps those engaged in a special ...
Greenberg Traurig
... Traurig, LLP and Greenberg Traurig, PA) is an international law firm headquartered in Miami, United States ... The firm was founded in Miami in 1967 by Lawrence Hoffman, Mel Greenberg and Robert Traurig ... the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP ...

More definitions of "firm":

  • (adj): Securely established.
    Example: "Holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
    Synonyms: established
  • (adj): Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall.
    Example: "Stocks are still firm"
    Synonyms: steady, unfluctuating
  • (adj): Not subject to revision or change.
    Example: "A firm contract"; "a firm offer"
  • (verb): Make taut or tauter.
    Synonyms: tauten
  • (adj): Strong and sure.
    Example: "A firm grasp"
    Synonyms: strong
  • (adj): Pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed.
    Example: "A firm apple"
    Synonyms: crisp, crunchy
  • (adj): (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling.
    Example: "His voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step"
  • (verb): Become taut or tauter.
    Example: "Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"
    Synonyms: tauten
  • (adj): Marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue.
    Example: "Firm muscles"
  • (adj): Securely fixed in place.
    Example: "The post was still firm after being hit by the car"
    Synonyms: fast, immobile
  • (noun): Members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments.
    Synonyms: house, business firm
  • (adj): Unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause.
    Example: "A firm ally"
    Synonyms: loyal, truehearted, fast

Famous quotes containing the word firm:

    Playing snooker gives you firm hands and helps to build up character. It is the ideal recreation for dedicated nuns.
    Archbishop Luigi Barito (b. 1922)

    Baltimore lay very near the immense protein factory of Chesapeake Bay, and out of the bay it ate divinely. I well recall the time when prime hard crabs of the channel species, blue in color, at least eight inches in length along the shell, and with snow-white meat almost as firm as soap, were hawked in Hollins Street of Summer mornings at ten cents a dozen.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.
    Barbra Streisand (b. 1942)