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    Definition:
    Firm - (superl.) Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; -- applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood.
    Firm - (superl.) Not easily excited or disturbed; unchanging in purpose; fixed; steady; constant; stable; unshaken; not easily changed in feelings or will; strong; as, a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent.
    Firm - (superl.) Solid; -- opposed to fluid; as, firm land.
    Firm - (superl.) Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance.
    Firm - (a.) The name, title, or style, under which a company transacts business; a partnership of two or more persons; a commercial house; as, the firm of Hope & Co.
    Firm - (a.) To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish.
    Firm - (a.) To fix or direct with firmness.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Affirmed - (imp. & p. p.) of Affirm
    Affirming - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Affirm
    Affirm - (v. t.) to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appellate court for review.
    Affirm - (v. t.) To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true; -- opposed to deny.
    Affirm - (v. t.) To declare, as a fact, solemnly, under judicial sanction. See Affirmation, 4.
    Affirm - (v. i.) To declare or assert positively.
    Affirm - (v. i.) To make a solemn declaration, before an authorized magistrate or tribunal, under the penalties of perjury; to testify by affirmation.
    Affirmable - (a.) Capable of being affirmed, asserted, or declared; -- followed by of; as, an attribute affirmable of every just man.
    Affirmance - (n.) Confirmation; ratification; confirmation of a voidable act.
    Affirmance - (n.) A strong declaration; affirmation.
    Affirmant - (n.) One who affirms or asserts.
    Affirmant - (n.) One who affirms, instead of taking an oath.
    Affirmation - (n.) Confirmation of anything established; ratification; as, the affirmation of a law.
    Affirmation - (n.) The act of affirming or asserting as true; assertion; -- opposed to negation or denial.
    Affirmation - (n.) That which is asserted; an assertion; a positive statement; an averment; as, an affirmation, by the vender, of title to property sold, or of its quality.
    Affirmation - (n.) A solemn declaration made under the penalties of perjury, by persons who conscientiously decline taking an oath, which declaration is in law equivalent to an oath.
    Affirmative - (a.) Confirmative; ratifying; as, an act affirmative of common law.
    Affirmative - (a.) That affirms; asserting that the fact is so; declaratory of what exists; answering "yes" to a question; -- opposed to negative; as, an affirmative answer; an affirmative vote.
    Affirmative - (a.) Positive; dogmatic.
    Affirmative - (a.) Expressing the agreement of the two terms of a proposition.
    Affirmative - (a.) Positive; -- a term applied to quantities which are to be added, and opposed to negative, or such as are to be subtracted.
    Affirmative - (n.) That which affirms as opposed to that which denies; an affirmative proposition; that side of question which affirms or maintains the proposition stated; -- opposed to negative; as, there were forty votes in the affirmative, and ten in the negative.
    Affirmative - (n.) A word or phrase expressing affirmation or assent; as, yes, that is so, etc.
    Affirmatively - (adv.) In an affirmative manner; on the affirmative side of a question; in the affirmative; -- opposed to negatively.
    Affirmatory - (a.) Giving affirmation; assertive; affirmative.
    Affirmer - (n.) One who affirms.
    Confirming - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Confirm
    Confirm - (v. t.) To make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise.
    Confirm - (v. t.) To strengthen in judgment or purpose.
    Confirm - (v. t.) To give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor.
    Confirm - (v. t.) To render valid by formal assent; to complete by a necessary sanction; to ratify; as, to confirm the appoinment of an official; the Senate confirms a treaty.
    Confirm - (v. t.) To administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3.
    Confirmable - (a.) That may be confirmed.
    Confirmance - (n.) Confirmation.
    Confirmation - (n.) The act of confirming or strengthening; the act of establishing, ratifying, or sanctioning; as, the confirmation of an appointment.
    Confirmation - (n.) That which confirms; that which gives new strength or assurance; as to a statement or belief; additional evidence; proof; convincing testimony.
    Confirmation - (n.) A rite supplemental to baptism, by which a person is admitted, through the laying on of the hands of a bishop, to the full privileges of the church, as in the Roman Catholic, the Episcopal Church, etc.
    Confirmation - (n.) A conveyance by which a voidable estate is made sure and not voidable, or by which a particular estate is increased; a contract, express or implied, by which a person makes that firm and binding which was before voidable.
    Confirmative - (a.) Tending to confirm or establish.
    Confirmator - (n.) One who, or that which, confirms; a confirmer.
    Confirmatory - (a. .) Serving to confirm; corroborative.
    Confirmatory - (a. .) Pertaining to the rite of confirmation.
    Confirmedly - (adv.) With confirmation.
    Confirmedness - (n.) A fixed state.
    Confirmee - (n.) One to whom anything is confirmed.
    Confirmer - (n.) One who, or that which, confirms, establishes, or ratifies; one who corroborates.
    Confirmingly - (adv.) In a confirming manner.
    Disaffirm - (v. t.) To assert the contrary of; to contradict; to deny; -- said of that which has been asserted.
    Disaffirm - (v. t.) To refuse to confirm; to annul, as a judicial decision, by a contrary judgment of a superior tribunal.
    Disaffirmance - (n.) The act of disaffirming; denial; negation.
    Disaffirmance - (n.) Overthrow or annulment by the decision of a superior tribunal; as, disaffirmance of judgment.
    Disaffirmation - (n.) The act of disaffirming; negation; refutation.
    Firmament - (v. & a.) Fixed foundation; established basis.
    Firmament - (v. & a.) The region of the air; the sky or heavens.
    Firmament - (v. & a.) The orb of the fixed stars; the most rmote of the celestial spheres.
    Firmamental - (a.) Pertaining to the firmament; celestial; being of the upper regions.
    Firmans - (pl. ) of Firman
    Firman - (n.) In Turkey and some other Oriental countries, a decree or mandate issued by the sovereign; a royal order or grant; -- generally given for special objects, as to a traveler to insure him protection and assistance.
    Firmer-chisel - (n.) A chisel, thin in proportion to its width. It has a tang to enter the handle instead of a socket for receiving it.
    Firmitude - (n.) Strength; stability.
    Firmity - (n.) Strength; firmness; stability.
    Firmless - (a.) Detached from substance.
    Firmless - (a.) Infirm; unstable.
    Firmly - (adv.) In a firm manner.
    Firmness - (n.) The state or quality of being firm.
    Firms - (a.) The principal rafters of a roof, especially a pair of rafters taken together.
    Infirm - (a.) Not firm or sound; weak; feeble; as, an infirm body; an infirm constitution.
    Infirm - (a.) Weak of mind or will; irresolute; vacillating.
    Infirm - (a.) Not solid or stable; insecure; precarious.
    Infirm - (v. t.) To weaken; to enfeeble.
    Infirmarian - (n.) A person dwelling in, or having charge of, an infirmary, esp. in a monastic institution.
    Infirmaries - (pl. ) of Infirmary
    Infirmary - (n.) A hospital, or place where the infirm or sick are lodged and nursed gratuitously, or where out-patients are treated.
    Infirmative - (a.) Weakening; annulling, or tending to make void.
    Infirmatory - (n.) An infirmary.
    Infirmities - (pl. ) of Infirmity
    Infirmity - (a.) The state of being infirm; feebleness; an imperfection or weakness; esp., an unsound, unhealthy, or debilitated state; a disease; a malady; as, infirmity of body or mind.
    Infirmity - (a.) A personal frailty or failing; foible; eccentricity; a weakness or defect.
    Infirmly - (adv.) In an infirm manner.
    Infirmness - (n.) Infirmity; feebleness.
    Misaffirm - (v. t.) To affirm incorrectly.
    Obfirm - (v. t.) Alt. of Obfirmate
    Obfirmate - (v. t.) To make firm; to harden in resolution.
    Obfirmation - (n.) Hardness of heart; obduracy.
    Reaffirm - (v. t.) To affirm again.
    Reaffirmance - (n.) Alt. of Reaffirmation
    Reaffirmation - (n.) A second affirmation.
    Reconfirm - (v. t.) To confirm anew.
    Unfirm - (a.) Infirm.
    Unfirmness - (n.) Infirmness.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Firm - adj. 1 a solid or compact. B fixed, stable, steady. 2 a resolute, determined. B steadfast, constant (firm belief; firm friend). 3 (of an offer etc.) Definite; not conditional. adv. Firmly (stand firm). v. (often foll. By up) make or become firm, secure, compact, or solid. firmly adv. Firmness n. [latin firmus]
    Firm - n. Business concern or its partners. [latin firma: cf. *firm1]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Affirm - v. 1 assert, state as a fact. 2 law make a solemn declaration in place of an oath. affirmation n. [latin: related to *firm1]
    Affirmative - adj. Affirming; expressing approval. n. Affirmative statement or word etc.
    Confirm - v. 1 provide support for the truth or correctness of. 2 (foll. By in) encourage (a person) in (an opinion etc.). 3 establish more firmly (power, possession, etc.). 4 make formally valid. 5 administer the religious rite of confirmation to. [latin: related to *firm1]
    Confirmation - n. 1 confirming or being confirmed. 2 rite confirming a baptized person as a member of the christian church.
    Confirmed - adj. Firmly settled in some habit or condition (confirmed bachelor).
    Firmament - n. Literary the sky regarded as a vault or arch. [latin: related to *firm1]
    Firmware - n. Computing permanent kind of software.
    Infirm - adj. Physically weak, esp. Through age.
    Infirmary - n. (pl. -ies) 1 hospital. 2 sick-quarters in a school etc.
    Infirmity - n. (pl. -ies) 1 being infirm. 2 particular physical weakness.
    Reaffirm - v. Affirm again. reaffirmation n.
    Terra firma - n. Dry land, firm ground. [latin]
    Unconfirmed - adj. Not confirmed.

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