What is firm?

  • (adj): Pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed.
    Example: "A firm apple"
    Synonyms: crisp, crunchy
    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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Greenberg Traurig
... Greenberg 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 ...
Different Types of Demand Situations
... Under 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 ...
... NBBJ is a global architecture, planning and design firm with offices in Beijing, Boston, Columbus, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Shanghai ... 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-emitting consumption by ...
Intrapreneurship - Employee Intrapreneur
... also Corporate Social Entrepreneurship intrapreneurship within the firm which is driven to produce social capital in addition to economic capital.) Employees ...
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 ...

More definitions of "firm":

  • (adj): Not subject to revision or change.
    Example: "A firm contract"; "a firm offer"
  • (verb): Make taut or tauter.
    Synonyms: tauten
  • (adj): Securely fixed in place.
    Example: "The post was still firm after being hit by the car"
    Synonyms: fast, immobile
  • (adj): Not soft or yielding to pressure.
    Example: "A firm mattress"; "the snow was firm underfoot"
    Synonyms: solid
  • (adj): Strong and sure.
    Example: "A firm grasp"
    Synonyms: strong
  • (adj): Securely established.
    Example: "Holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
    Synonyms: established
  • (verb): Become taut or tauter.
    Example: "Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"
    Synonyms: tauten
  • (adj): (of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling.
    Example: "His voice was firm and confident"; "a firm step"
  • (adj): Marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue.
    Example: "Firm muscles"
  • (adj): Not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall.
    Example: "Stocks are still firm"
    Synonyms: steady, unfluctuating
  • (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:

    So far we have been going firmly ahead, feeling the firm ground of prejudice glide away beneath our feet which is always rather exhilarating, but what next? You will be waiting for the bit where we bog down, the bit where we take it all back, and sure enough that’s going to come but it will take time.
    —J.L. (John Langshaw)

    I have this hope in God that he will hear our prayers, given the firm faith we place in him: and that he will accomplish this wish of ours, seeing as it is a moderate one.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)

    Keep your own secret, and get out other people’s. Keep your own temper, and artfully warm other people’s. Counterwork your rivals with diligence and dexterity, but at the same time with the utmost personal civility to them: and be firm without heat.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)