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Meaning of fixed by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ɪkst



    1. Simple past tense and past participle of fix .

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    fixed ( comparative more fixed, superlative most fixed )

    1. 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 .
    2. Stationary .
    3. Attached; affixed
    4. Chemically stable .
    5. Supplied with what one needs .
      She's nicely fixed after two divorce settlements .
    6. ( legal ) 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 .

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Explanation of fixed by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. incapable of being changed or moved or undone

    2. living on fixed incomes
    3. ( of a number ) having a fixed and unchanging value

    4. securely placed or fastened or set

    5. a fixed piece of wood
      a fixed resistor
    6. fixed and unmoving

    7. with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare

    Definition of fixed by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. 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.

    2. Fixed ( fĭkst ), a.
      1. Securely placed or fastened; settled; established; firm; imovable; unalterable.

      2. ( Chem. ) Stable; non-volatile.

      Fixed air ( Old Chem. ), carbonic acid or carbon dioxide; -- so called by Dr. Black because it can be absorbed or fixed by strong bases. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic. -- Fixed alkali ( Old Chem. ), a non-volatile base, as soda, or potash, in distinction from the volatile alkali ammonia. -- Fixed ammunition ( Mil. ), a projectile and powder inclosed together in a case ready for loading. -- Fixed battery ( Mil. ), a battery which contains heavy guns and mortars intended to remain stationary; -- distinguished from movable battery. -- Fixed bodies, those which can not be volatilized or separated by a common menstruum, without great difficulty, as gold, platinum, lime, etc. -- Fixed capital. See the Note under Capital, n., 4. -- Fixed fact, a well established fact. [Colloq.] -- Fixed light, one which emits constant beams; -- distinguished from a flashing, revolving, or intermittent light. -- Fixed oils ( Chem. ), non-volatile, oily substances, as stearine and olein, which leave a permanent greasy stain, and which
      can not be distilled unchanged; -- distinguished from volatile or essential oils. -- Fixed pivot ( Mil. ), the fixed point about which any line of troops wheels. -- Fixed stars ( Astron. ), such stars as always retain nearly the same apparent position and distance with respect to each other, thus distinguished from planets and comets.