Meaning of fix by Wiktionary Dictionary
- Rhymes: -ɪks
- A repair or corrective action .
- A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma .
- ( informal ) A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user .
- "Just one fix!" -Alain Jourgensen
- A prearrangement of the outcome of a competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.
- A determination of location
- To mend, to repair .
- To attach, to become attached; to affix .
- To become acutely focused or obsessed .
- To prepare .
- To make a contest, vote, or gamble unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins .
- To make a business of getting paid to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion
- ( US ) To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile .
- ( mathematics, transitive ) To map a ( point or subset ) to itself .
- To avenge, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant .
- To purposefully stare at someone .
- ( RP ) IPA: /fɪks/
- ( grammar ) Forming nouns denoting a morpheme used in word formation joined to a word in the specified way ( e.g.: infix = "attached within", circumfix = "attached around" ) .
- ( chiefly grammar ) Forming verbs denoting fastening or attaching ( something ) in the specified way ( e.g.: suffix = "append", prefix = "preface" ) .
- fix the variables
set or place definitely
- fix a race
- Fettling n.
1. ( Metal. ) A mixture of ore, cinders, etc., used to line the hearth of a puddling furnace. [Eng.] [It is commonly called fix in the United States.]
2. ( Pottery ) The operation of shaving or smoothing the surface of undried clay ware.
- Fix ( fĭks ), a. [OE., fr. L. fixus, p. p. of figere to fix; cf. F. fixe.] Fixed; solidified. [Obs.] Chaucer.
- Fix, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fixed ( fĭkst ); p. pr. & vb. n. Fixing.] [Cf. F. fixer.]
1. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.
An ass's nole I fixed on his head. Shak.
O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers
May also fix their reverence. Herbert.
His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. Ps. cxii. 7.
And fix far deeper in his head their stings. Milton.
2. To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite. Pope.
One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven. Young.
3. To transfix; to pierce. [Obs.] Sandys.
4. ( Photog. ) To render ( an impression ) permanent by treating with a developer to make it insensible to the action of light. Abney.
5. To put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; hence, to repair; as, “to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room.” [Colloq. U.S.]
6. ( Iron Manuf. ) To line the hearth of ( a puddling furnace ) with fettling.
Syn. -- To arrange; prepare; adjust; place; establish; settle; determine.
- Fix, v. i.
1. To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
Your kindness banishes your fear,
Resolved to fix forever here. Waller.
2. To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance. Bacon.
To fix on, to settle the opinion or resolution about; to determine regarding; as, “the contracting parties have fixed on certain leading points”.
- Fix, n.
1. A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma. [Colloq.]
Is he not living, then? No. is he dead, then? No, nor dead either. Poor Aroar can not live, and can not die, -- so that he is in an almighty fix. De Quincey.
2. ( Iron Manuf. ) fettling. [U.S.]
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