- The definition of fixed is established or steady, or is slang meaning a dishonest outcome.
- An example of fixed as an adjective is in the phrase "fixed rate," which means an interest rate that is not going to change.
- An example of fixed as an adjective is "fixed race," which means a horse race where action was taken to make sure that one horse would be the winner and others would lose.
- Fixed is defined as to have repaired something, or is slang meaning that an animal was spayed or neutered.
- An example of fixed is to have put a broken toy back together.
- An example of fixed is an animal that cannot have offspring.
- firmly placed or attached; not movable
- established; settled; set: a fixed price
- steady; unmoving; resolute: a fixed purpose
- remaining in the same position relative to the earth: a fixed satellite
- persisting obstinately in the mind and tending to control the thoughts and actions; obsessive: a fixed idea
- nonvolatile, as a vegetable oil
- incorporated into a stable compound from its free state, as atmospheric nitrogen
- permanently held, as a fabric dye
- ☆ Informal supplied with something needed, specif. money: comfortably fixed for life
- ☆ Slang with the outcome dishonestly arranged beforehand: a fixed race
- Firmly in position; stationary: a fixed dwelling.
- Determined; established; set: at a fixed time; a fixed price.
- Not subject to change or variation; unchanging: pensioners on a fixed income.
- Chemistry a. Not readily evaporating; nonvolatile.b. Being in a stable, combined form: fixed nitrogen.
- a. Firmly, often dogmatically held: fixed beliefs.b. Persistently occurring in the mind; obsessive: a fixed, delusive notion.
- Supplied, especially with funds. Often used in combination: a well-fixed bachelor.
- Illegally prearranged as to outcome: a fixed election.
- Simple past tense and past participle of fix.
(comparative more fixed, superlative most fixed)
- Not changing, not able to be changed, staying the same.
- fixed assets
- I work fixed hours for a fixed salary.
- Every religion has its own fixed ideas.
- He looked at me with a fixed glare.
- Attached; affixed
- Chemically stable.
- Supplied with what one needs.
- She's nicely fixed after two divorce settlements.
- (law) To record a sound on a permanent medium
- In the United States, recordings are only granted copyright protection when the sounds in the recording were fixed and first published on or after February 15, 1972.
- (dialectal, informal) Surgically rendered infertile (spayed, neutered or castrated), a fixed tomcat, the she-cat has been fixed.
Variant of fix
transitive verbfixed, fixing
- to make firm, stable, or secure
- to fasten or attach firmly
- to set firmly in the mind
- to direct steadily: to fix the eyes on a target
- to direct one's eyes steadily at: to fix the target
- to make rigid or stiff: to fix one's jaw
- to make permanent or lasting: color is fixed in dyeing
- to arrange or establish definitely; set: to fix the date of a wedding
- to determine with certainty: to fix the period of the dinosaurs' existence
- to assign or ascribe: the jury must fix guilt
- to arrange properly or in a certain way; set in order; adjust
- to restore to proper condition; repair, mend, remedy, heal, etc.
- to bank, refuel, and tend (a fire)
- to prepare and cook (food or meals)
- to preserve (a specimen) so that its tissue, etc. can be used for microscopic study
- ☆ Informal to influence the result or action of (a horse race, jury, election, etc.) to one's advantage by bribery, trickery, etc.
- ☆ Informal to revenge oneself on; get even with; punish or chastise
- Informal to spay or castrate
- to make solid, permanent, or nonvolatile
- to cause (atmospheric nitrogen) to combine with other elements or compounds to form nitrates, ammonia, etc.
- Photog. to make (a film, print, etc.) permanent and prevent from fading by washing in a chemical solution
Origin of fixMiddle English fixen ; from fix, fixed ; from Classical Latin fixus, past participle of figere, to fasten, attach: see finish
- to become fixed, firm, or stable
- Informal, Dialectal to prepare or intend: I'm fixing to go hunting
- the position of a ship or aircraft determined from the bearings of two or more known points, from astronomical observations, or from radio signals, etc.
- ☆ Informal a difficult or awkward situation; predicament
- Informal an adjustment, repair, improvement, etc.: a short-term fix
- ☆ Slang
- the act of fixing the outcome of a contest, situation, etc.
- a contest, situation, etc. that has been fixed
- Slang a clear understanding or evaluation: to get a fix on the problem
- Slang an injection of a narcotic, as heroin, by an addict
fix onor fix upon
to choose; settle on
to arrange a meeting or date for: she fixed him up with her sister
- to repair, mend, remedy, etc.
- to arrange properly; set in order
- to make arrangements for