Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; -- applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood.
Solid; -- opposed to fluid; as, firm land.
Describes tightly-structured wine, which usually has fairly high acidity or astringency.
A descriptor for wines that are solid and stern, usually with a high tannin or acidity.
Flood Insurance Rate Map. An official map of a community, prepared by FEMA, which has delineated both the special hazard areas and the actuarial (rate premium) insurance zones applicable to the community.
Flood Insurance Rate Map. It identifies base flood elevations, insurance risk zones, and floodplain boundaries. For participating communities, the NFIP program makes a FIRM to help determine flood insurance costs in the various zones. A pre-FIRM building existed before the community began participating in NFIP while a post-FIRM building was constructed after flood zones and flood regulations were established. Pre-Firm buildings were not built to flood control specifications and are therefore more vulnerable to flood damage.
Flood Insurance Rate Map. Provided by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), this map delineates base flood elevations and flood risk zones, and is used for rating purposes for flood insurance.
a map created by the NFIP for floodplain management and insurance purposes
To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish.
A business entity, either corporate or otherwise. May consist of one or several establishments.
members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
securely established; "an established reputation"; "holds a firm position as the country's leading poet"
Any business, such as a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation.
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.
Generally used in the context of referring to a business or partnership; not a limited company. Also used in the sense of steady, finalised e.g. firm offer.
another word for a partnership or other business.
become taut or tauter; "Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened"
make taut or tauter; "tauten a rope"
Taut balance of elements; tightly knit structure; also distinct flavour.
refers to wines with tightly knit structure and a taut balance of elements.
marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue; "firm muscles"
A condition of a turf course corresponding to fast on a dirt track. A firm, resilient surface.
the condition of a turf track when it is dry and relatively hard
This is a track condition used on Turf tracks. It is the equivalent to fast on a dirt track.
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.
marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause; "a firm ally"; "loyal supporters"; "the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison; "fast friends"
with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"
an economic institution that transforms factors of production into consumer goods
an institution that hires factors of production and organises them to produce goods and services
an organization of persons under unified management trying to maximize profit by producing goods to meet perceived demand
An organization that produces goods and/or services.
an organization that takes things or services as input and combines or transforms them to build new things or services
a rabid group of football fans, usually organized by team
Defined by Alchian and Demsetz (1972) this way: "The essence of the classical firm is identified here as a contractual structure with: 1) joint input production [see team production]; 2) several input owners [e.g. the workers]; 3) one party [the firm or its owners] who is common to all the contracts of the joint inputs; 4) who has rights to renegotiate any input's contract independently of contracts with other input owners; 5) who holds the residual claim; and 6) who has the right to sell his central contractual residual status. The central agent is call the firm's owner and the employer. No authoritarian control is involved; the arrangement is simply a contractual structure subject to continuous renegotiation with the central agent. The contractual structure arises as a means of enhancing efficient organization of team production." ---------- a firm is a hierarchical organization attempting to make profits. Source: econterms
not subject to revision or change; "a firm contract"; "a firm offer"
a shorthand way of characterizing a particular type of contract distinct from market exchanges
a system of long-term contracts that emerge when short-term contracts are unsatisfactory
a A form of organization permitted by New York law or regulation that is engaged in the practice of public accounting, including the individual owners thereof
a privately owned (non-governmental) operation engaged in buying resources from households, and then combining these resources to produce goods or services for purchase or use by external parties
a technical unit engaged in the production of one or a group of related commodities
a Chinese manufacturer and exporter of plastic cosmetic packages such as bottles, jars, caps, sprayers, and pumps
a full-service provider of innovative solutions to the cosmetic packaging industry
a technological innovator and leader
a commercial company or other organizational entity that receives a minimum number of letter size mail per day
a constantly unfolding organic configuration of ba, and the relationships with other entities such as suppliers and alliance partners can also be understood in this perspective
The basic entity that produces things. A firm could be an individual, or a large corporation.
a monopoly if it is the only supplier of a homogenous product for which there is no substitute
a Monopoly if it is the sole seller of its product and if its product does not have close substitutes
a monopoly if it is the sole seller of its product and if its product has no close substitutes