F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [furm]
    • /fɜrm/
    • /fɜːm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [furm]
    • /fɜrm/

Definitions of firmed word

  • adjective firmed not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture. 1
  • adjective firmed securely fixed in place. 1
  • adjective firmed not shaking or trembling; steady: a firm voice. 1
  • adjective firmed not likely to change; fixed; settled; unalterable: a firm belief. 1
  • adjective firmed steadfast or unwavering, as persons or principles: firm friends. 1
  • adjective firmed indicating firmness or determination: a firm expression. 1

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Origin of firmed

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; < Latin firmus; replacing Middle English ferm < Middle French < Latin

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Parts of speech for Firmed


firmed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for firmed

verb firmed

  • consolidate — If you consolidate something that you have, for example power or success, you strengthen it so that it becomes more effective or secure.
  • nerve — one or more bundles of fibers forming part of a system that conveys impulses of sensation, motion, etc., between the brain or spinal cord and other parts of the body.
  • set — to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table.
  • buttress — Buttresses are supports, usually made of stone or brick, that support a wall.
  • thicken — make thicker

noun firmed

  • practiced — skilled or expert; proficient through practice or experience: a practiced hand at politics.
  • conglomerated — Simple past tense and past participle of conglomerate.
  • bunched — a connected group; cluster: a bunch of grapes.
  • concerned — If you are concerned to do something, you want to do it because you think it is important.
  • crewed — (especially of an aircraft, ship, or spacecraft) operated by a crew on board.

adverb firmed

  • fasted — Simple past tense and past participle of fast.

adjective firmed

  • compacted — compressed as a result of physical pressure
  • closed — A closed group of people does not welcome new people or ideas from outside.
  • concreted — constituting an actual thing or instance; real: a concrete proof of his sincerity.
  • secured — free from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe.
  • sounded — Surgery. a long, slender instrument for sounding or exploring body cavities or canals.

Antonyms for firmed

verb firmed

  • disjoin — to undo or prevent the junction or union of; disunite; separate.
  • dishearten — to depress the hope, courage, or spirits of; discourage.
  • weaken — to make weak or weaker.
  • liquefy — Make or become liquid.
  • soften — to make soft or softer.

adjective firmed

  • obscured — (of meaning) not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague, or uncertain: an obscure sentence in the contract.
  • loosed — free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end.

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