Meaning of FIRM in English



Function: noun

Etymology: German Firma, from Italian, signature, ultimately from Latin firmare to make firm, confirm, from firmus

Date: 1744

1 : the name or title under which a company transacts business

2 : a partnership of two or more persons that is not recognized as a legal person distinct from the members composing it

3 : a business unit or enterprise

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.