EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

See farm.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin firmus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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 termsEdit

NounEdit

ferm m (plural ferms)

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

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

ferm

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

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

ferm

  1. Alternative form of ferme (firm)

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • furm (Tristan, Thomas d'Angleterre)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin firmus.

AdjectiveEdit

ferm m (oblique and nominative feminine singular ferme)

  1. firm

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: ferme

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

Chemical element
Fm
Previous: einstein (Es)
Next: mendelew (Md)

ferm m inan

  1. fermium

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

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

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French ferme.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. firm

DeclensionEdit


ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ferm (plural ferms)

  1. a farm

Derived termsEdit

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