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Meaning of fixing by Wiktionary Dictionary

fixing


    Noun

    fixing ( plural: fixings )

    1. The act of subverting a vote .

    Verb

    fixing

    1. Present participle of fix .
    2. ( southern US, slang ) going ( to )
      It's fixing to rain .


Explanation of fixing by Wordnet Dictionary

fixing


    Noun
    1. the act of putting something in working order again

    2. the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body

    3. the sterilization of an animal

    4. restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place



    Definition of fixing by GCIDE Dictionary

    fixing


    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. Fixing ( fĭksĭng ), n.
      1. The act or process of making fixed.

      2. That which is fixed; a fixture.

      3. pl. Arrangements; embellishments; trimmings; accompaniments. [Colloq. U.S.]