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Firm vs. Industry

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Firmnoun

A business partnership; the name under which it trades.

Industrynoun

(uncountable) The tendency to work persistently. Diligence.

‘Over the years, their industry and business sense made them wealthy.’;

Firmnoun

A business enterprise, however organized.

Industrynoun

Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole. Trade.

‘The software and tourism industries continue to grow, while the steel industry remains troubled.’; ‘The steel industry has long used blast furnaces to smelt iron.’;

Firmnoun

(slang) A criminal gang, especially based around football hooliganism.

Industrynoun

Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.

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Firmadjective

steadfast, secure, hard (in position)

‘It's good to have a firm grip when shaking hands.’;

Industrynoun

The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises.

‘There used to be a lot of industry around here, but now the economy depends on tourism.’;

Firmadjective

fixed (in opinion)

‘a firm believer; a firm friend; a firm adherent’;

Industrynoun

Automated production of material goods{{cite-web

Firmadjective

solid, rigid (material state)

‘firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood; firm land (i.e. not soft and marshy)’;

Industrynoun

(archaeology) A typological classification of stone tools, associated with a technocomplex.

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Firmverb

(transitive) To make firm or strong; fix securely.

Industrynoun

Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; - opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them.

‘We are more industrious than our forefathers, because in the present times the funds destined for the maintenance of industry are much greater in proportion to those which are likely to be employed in the maintenance of idleness, than they were two or three centuries ago.’;

Firmverb

(transitive) To make compact or resistant to pressure; solidify.

Industrynoun

Any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry.

Firmverb

(intransitive) To become firm; stabilise.

Industrynoun

Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor.

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Firmverb

(intransitive) To improve after decline.

Industrynoun

the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise;

‘each industry has its own trade publications’;

Firmverb

To shorten (of betting odds).

Industrynoun

the organized action of making of goods and services for sale;

‘American industry is making increased use of computers to control production’;

Firmverb

To select (a higher education institution) as one's preferred choice, so as to enrol automatically if one's grades match the conditional offer.

Industrynoun

persevering determination to perform a task;

‘his diligence won him quick promotions’; ‘frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues’;

Firmadjective

Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; - applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm flesh; firm muscles, firm wood.

Industrynoun

economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories

‘new investment incentives for British industry’;

Firmadjective

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.

‘Under spread ensigns, moving nigh, in slowBut firm battalion.’; ‘By one man's firm obediency fully tried.’;

Industrynoun

a particular form or branch of economic or commercial activity

‘the car industry’;

Firmadjective

Solid; - opposed to fluid; as, firm land.

Industrynoun

an activity or domain in which a great deal of effort is expended

‘the Shakespeare industry’;

Firmadjective

Indicating firmness; as, a firm tread; a firm countenance.

Industrynoun

hard work

‘the kitchen became a hive of industry’;

Firmnoun

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.

Firmverb

To fix; to settle; to confirm; to establish.

‘And Jove has firmed it with an awful nod.’;

Firmverb

To fix or direct with firmness.

‘He on his card and compass firms his eye.’;

Firmnoun

members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments;

‘he worked for a brokerage house’;

Firmverb

become taut or tauter;

‘Yur muscles will firm when you exercise regularly’; ‘the rope tautened’;

Firmverb

make taut or tauter;

‘tauten a rope’;

Firmadjective

marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable;

‘firm convictions’; ‘a firm mouth’; ‘steadfast resolve’; ‘a man of unbendable perseverence’; ‘unwavering loyalty’;

Firmadjective

not soft or yielding to pressure;

‘a firm mattress’; ‘the snow was firm underfoot’; ‘solid ground’;

Firmadjective

strong and sure;

‘a firm grasp’; ‘gave a strong pull on the rope’;

Firmadjective

not subject to revision or change;

‘a firm contract’; ‘a firm offer’;

Firmadjective

(of especially a person's physical features) not shaking or trembling;

‘his voice was firm and confident’; ‘a firm step’;

Firmadjective

not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall;

‘stocks are still firm’;

Firmadjective

securely established;

‘an established reputation’; ‘holds a firm position as the country's leading poet’;

Firmadjective

marked by the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue;

‘firm muscles’;

Firmadjective

pleasingly firm and fresh and making a crunching noise when chewed;

‘crisp carrot and celery sticks’; ‘a firm apple’; ‘crunchy lettuce’;

Firmadjective

securely fixed in place;

‘the post was still firm after being hit by the car’;

Firmadjective

unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause;

‘a firm ally’; ‘loyal supporters’; ‘the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe’; ‘fast friends’;

Firmadverb

with resolute determination;

‘we firmly believed it’; ‘you must stand firm’;

Firmadjective

having a solid, almost unyielding surface or structure

‘the bed should be reasonably firm, but not too hard’;

Firmadjective

solidly in place and stable

‘he was unable to establish the shop on a firm financial footing’; ‘no building can stand without firm foundations’;

Firmadjective

having steady but not excessive power or strength

‘you need a firm grip on the steering’;

Firmadjective

showing resolute determination and strength of character

‘parents should be firm with children and not give in to their demands’;

Firmadjective

strongly felt and unlikely to change

‘he retains a firm belief in the efficacy of prayer’;

Firmadjective

steadfast and constant

‘we became firm friends’;

Firmadjective

decided upon and fixed or definite

‘she had no firm plans for the next day’;

Firmadjective

(of a currency, shares, etc.) having a steady value or price which is more likely to rise than fall

‘the pound was firm against the dollar’;

Firmverb

make more solid or resilient

‘how can I firm up a sagging bustline?’;

Firmverb

fix (a plant) securely in the soil

‘don't tread around bushes to firm them’;

Firmverb

make (an agreement or plan) explicit and definite

‘the agreements still have to be firmed up’;

Firmverb

(of a price) rise slightly to reach a level considered secure

‘the shares firmed 15p to 620p’; ‘he believed house prices would firm by the end of the year’;

Firmadverb

in a resolute and determined manner

‘the Chancellor has held firm to tough economic policies’; ‘she will stand firm against the government's proposal’;

Firmnoun

a business concern, especially one involving a partnership of two or more people

‘a law firm’; ‘state support for small firms’;

Firmnoun

a group of hospital doctors working as a team, headed by a consultant.

Firmnoun

an organized group of football supporters known for their aggressive attitudes towards rival fans.

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