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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan ferm, from Latin firmus.

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)

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ferm m (plural ferms)

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

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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

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Fermi +‎ -ium; named for Enrico Fermi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛrm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Chemical element
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ferm m inan

  1. fermium

Declension[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ferme.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. firm

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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

Derived terms[edit]

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