1. A business partnership; the name under which it trades.
  2. A business enterprise, however organized.
  3. A criminal gang.


  1. To make firm or strong; fix securely.
  2. To make compact or resistant to pressure; solidify.
  3. To become firm; stabilise.
  4. To improve after decline.
  5. Aust. To shorten (of betting odds).


  1. steadfast, secure, hard (in position)
  2. fixed (in opinion)
    a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent
  3. solid, rigid (material state)
    firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood; firm land (i.e. not soft and marshy)

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