ferm

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See farm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferm (countable and uncountable, plural ferms)

  1. (obsolete) rent for a farm
    He let his land to ferm.
  2. (obsolete) a farm
  3. (obsolete) an abode or place of residence

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “ferm”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

Anagrams[edit]

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin firmus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ferm (feminine ferma, masculine plural ferms, feminine plural fermes)

  1. firm (steadfast, secure)
    Synonym: fix
  2. firm (fixed in opinion)
    Synonym: fix
  3. firm (solid, rigid)

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Noun[edit]

ferm m (plural ferms)

  1. pavement (US), road surface (UK) (paved exterior surface)

Further reading[edit]

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sicilian fermu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ferm (feminine singular ferma, plural fermi or friem, comparative ifrem)

  1. strong, well-built
    Synonym: sħiħ
  2. steady, constant
    • 2022, Alfred Massa, Il-Ħarba, Horizons, →ISBN, page 5:
      Dan minħabba l-interess li dejjem wera għat-tagħlim ferm qabel il-Griegi u r-Rumani.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferm

  1. (Late Middle English) Alternative form of ferme (lease)

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ferm

  1. Alternative form of ferme (firm)

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • furm (Tristan, Thomas d'Angleterre)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin firmus.

Adjective[edit]

ferm m (oblique and nominative feminine singular ferme)

  1. firm

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: ferme
  • Middle English: ferme, ferm
    • English: firm (remodelled after Latin)
    • Scots: firm (remodelled after Latin)

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin; named for Enrico Fermi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛrm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛrm
  • Syllabification: ferm

Noun[edit]

Chemical element
Fm
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Next: mendelew (Md)

ferm m inan

  1. fermium

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • ferm in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ferm in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ferme.

Adjective[edit]

ferm m or n (feminine singular fermă, masculine plural fermi, feminine and neuter plural ferme)

  1. firm

Declension[edit]

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ferme, from Anglo-Norman and Old French ferme, from Medieval Latin firma, from Old English fearm (sustenance, food, supplies).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferm (plural ferms)

  1. a farm

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