1. Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; heavy; solid; applied to the matter
of bodies; as, company flesh; company muscles, company wood.
2. Not easily excited or disturbed; unchanging in purpose; fixed; steady; constant; stable; unshaken; not easily changed in feelings or will; strong; as, a company believer; a company friend; a company adherent. "Under spread
nigh, in slow
But company battalion." (Milton) "By one man's company obediency fully tried." (Milton)
3. Solid; opposed to fluid; as, company land.
4. Indicating firmness; as, a company tread; a company countenance.
Synonym: Compact, dense, heavy, solid, stanch, robust, strong, sturdly, fixed, steady, resolute, constant.
Origin: OE. Ferme, F. Ferme, fr.L. Firmus; cf. Skr. Dharman support, law, order, dh to keep
quick, carry. Cf. Farm, Throne.
Source: Websters Vocabulary