English Vietnamese dictionary
- danh từ
- hãng, công ty
- hãng, công ty
- tính từ
- chắc, rắn chắc
- firm muscles: bắp thịt rắn chắc
- vững chắc; bền vững
- a firm foundation: nền tảng vững chắc
- nhất định không thay đổi
- firm prices: giá nhất định
- mạnh mẽ
- a firm voice: giọng nói mạnh mẽ
- kiên quyết, vững vàng, không chùn bước
- to firm measure: biện pháp kiên quyết
- a firm faith: lòng tin sắt đá
- a firm position (stand): lập trường kiến định
- trung thành, trung kiên
- as firm as rock
- vững như bàn thạch
- to be on the firm ground
- tin chắc
- to take a firm hold of something
- nắm chắc cái gì
- chắc, rắn chắc
- phó từ
- vững, vững vàng
- to stand firm: đứng vững
- to hold firm to one's beliefs
- giữ vững niềm tin
- vững, vững vàng
- ngoại động từ
- làm cho vững vàng, làm cho chắc chắn
- nền (đất)
- cắm chặt (cây) xuống đất
- nội động từ
- trở nên vững chắc, trở nên rắn chắc
Advanced English dictionary
noun, adjective, adverb, verb
a business or company: an engineering firm + a firm of accountants
+ adjective (firmer, firmest)
1 fairly hard; not easy to press into a different shape: a firm bed / mattress + These peaches are still firm. + It was good to feel the firm ground underfoot after hours of trudging through flooded fields. + Bake the cakes until they are firm to the touch.
2 not likely to change: a firm believer in socialism + a firm agreement / date / decision / offer / promise + firm beliefs / conclusions / convictions / principles + She is a firm favourite with the children. + We have no firm evidence to support the case. + They remained firm friends.
3 strongly fixed in place
Stand the fish tank on a firm base. + No building can stand without firm foundations, and neither can a marriage.
4 (of sb's voice or hand movements) strong and steady: 'No,' she repeated, her voice firmer this time. + With a firm grip on my hand, he pulled me away. + She took a firm hold of my arm. + Her handshake was cool and firm.
5 (of sb's behaviour, position or understanding of sth) strong and in control: to exercise firm control / discipline / leadership + Parents must be firm with their children. + The company now has a firm footing in the marketplace. + This book will give your students a firm grasp of English grammar. + We need to keep a firm grip on the situation.
6 [usually before noun] ~ (against sth) (of a country's money, etc.) not lower than another: The pound remained firm against the dollar, but fell against the yen.
See also -
firmness noun [U]
Idioms: be on firm ground to be in a strong position in an argument, etc. because you know the facts: Everyone agreed with me, so I knew I was on firm ground.
a firm hand strong control or discipline: Those children need a firm hand to make them behave.
take a firm line / stand (on / against sth) to make your beliefs known and to try to make others follow them: We need to take a firm line on tobacco advertising. + They took a firm stand against drugs in the school.
Idioms: hold firm (to sth) (formal) to believe sth strongly and not change your mind: She held firm to her principles.
stand fast / firm to refuse to move back; to refuse to change your opinions
1 [VN] to make sth become stronger or harder: Firm the soil around the plant. + This product claims to firm your body in six weeks.
2 [V] ~ (to / at ...) (finance) (of shares, prices, etc.) to become steady or rise steadily: Rank's shares firmed 3p to 696p.
Phrasal Verbs: firm up to become harder or more solid: Put the mixture somewhere cool to firm up.
firm up sth
1 to make arrangements more final and fixed: The company has not yet firmed up its plans for expansion. + The precise details still have to be firmed up.
2 to make sth harder or more solid: A few weeks of aerobics will firm up that flabby stomach.
1 compact, solid, dense, compressed, condensed, concentrated, rigid, stiff, hard, unyielding, inflexible, inelastic:
I prefer a firm mattress.
2 stable, fixed, fast, secure, steady, solid, stationary, anchored, moored, unmovable, immovable:
This pole is firmer than that one.
3 steady, strong, sturdy, tight, unwavering, unshakable or unshakeable, unswerving:
What we need is a firm hand at the controls.
4 resolute, determined, dogged, definite, resolved, positive, decisive, decided, set on or upon, steadfast, constant, unflinching, staunch, unshaken, unshakeable or unshakable, immovable, inflexible, rigid, unwavering, undeviating, unchanging, unchangeable, obstinate, obdurate, stubborn, strict, unyielding, unbending, unalterable:
Father was firm about my not staying out past midnight.
5 Often firm up. consolidate, establish, settle (down), solidify, resolve, determine, set up:
We firmed up the terms of the contract. Sugar prices firmed today.
6 company, organization, corporation, limited company, public limited company, plc, partnership, proprietorship, business, enterprise, concern, house, conglomerate, multinational (company), cartel, Colloq outfit; US jargon CIA, Central Intelligence Agency:
He works for a firm in the City.
be, feel, look, seem | remain, stay
Exercise is important if you want your muscles to stay firm.
| make sth
Use extra stuffing to make the cushions firmer.
| keep sth
exercises to keep your muscles firm
very | fairly, quite, reasonably
2 not likely to change
be, sound | hold, remain, stand
Jo held firm: nothing else would do. We stand firm on these principles.
very | fairly, quite
I have always been quite firm with my children.
Concise English dictionary
+the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
+become taut or tauter
+make taut or tauter
+marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
+not soft or yielding to pressure
+strong and sure
+not subject to revision or change
+(of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling
+not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall
+possessing the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue
+pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed
+securely fixed in place
+unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
+with resolute determination