What is Firmly?

Firmly definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
adjective,, firmA.est.
not soft or yielding when pressed; comparatively solid, hard, stiff, or rigid: firm ground; firm texture.
securely fixed in place.

not shaking or trembling; steady: a firm voice.
not likely to change; fixed; settled; unalterable: a firm belief.
steadfast or unwavering, as persons or principles: firm friends.
indicating firmness or determination: a firm expression.
not fluctuating much or falling, as prices, values, etc.: The stock market was firm today.

verb (used with object)
to make firm; tighten or strengthen (sometimes followed by up): to firm up one’s hold on something.
to steady or fix (sometimes followed by up): to firm up prices.

verb (used without object)
to become firm or fixed (sometimes followed by up): Butter firms by churning.
(of prices, markets, etc.) to recover; become stronger, as after a decline (sometimes followed by up): Stock prices firmed again today.

adverb,, firmA.est.
firmly: He stood firm.