Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete spelling of firm.
  • In heraldry, reaching and fixed to the edge of the escutcheon: applied especially to a bearing such as a cross, which is usually borne free in the middle of the field: as, a cross patté firme (which is also blazoned a cross patté entire, or a cross patté throughout). Also fixed.

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Examples

  • Other large trees, some with commercial value, on the terra firme are the Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa), sucupira (Bowdichia virgilioides), and rubber (Hevea spruceana).

    Japurá-Solimoes-Negro moist forests

  • There is nothing so firme, that is not in perill of the weake.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • About close to 2 a.m., we were rocking and Sonia, I should say, was feeling pretty good … She was all smiles and loved to dance and at one point, she looked into my eyes and said, es mucho gusto conociendo ustedes porque son buena gente (she then grabbed my hand in both of hers and again looked me in the eyes again and said) eres firme.

    ..gente buena

  • She was all smiles and loved to dance and at one point, she looked into my eyes and said, es mucho gusto conociendo ustedes porque son buena gente (she then grabbed my hand in both of hers and again looked me in the eyes again and said) eres firme.

    ..gente buena

  • You're a good person because she notices that you are firme (consistent, sincere) in what you say and do, and therefore de confianza (likeable, trustworthy).

    ..gente buena

  • In a situation like this, I take "eres firme" to mean something along the lines of eres sincero, and eres de confianza.

    ..gente buena

  • A deeply personal comment like eres firme, eres sincero, or eres de confianza is a true compliment coming from a Spanish speaker.

    ..gente buena

  • Up until then I had used the traditional firme subfloor which was a non-reinforced concrete pad poured between the footings.

    Cinder block vs brick

  • Dodaju li se ovim podacima i razni nameti koje poslodavci placaju drzavi, dolazi se do zakljucka da su nasi poslodavci svi redom kandidati za Nobelovu nagradu jer im firme jos nisu propale.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Erickson is a fundraising firme, and they put together events that lobbyists come to.

    Hey, what do these twelve legislators have in common? - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

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