1. with resolute determination; "we firmly believed it"; "you must stand firm"
(synonym) firm, steadfastly, unwaveringly
(pertainym) firm, steadfast, steady, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering
2. in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger; "she held the child securely"
3. with firmness; "held hard to the railing"