noun fix·ture \ˈfiks-chər\

: something (such as a light, toilet, sink, etc.) that is attached to a house or building and that is not removed when the house or building is sold

: a person or thing that has been part of something or involved in something for a long time

sports : a game played at a particular time and place

Full Definition of FIXTURE

:  the act or process of fixing :  the state of being fixed
a :  something that is fixed or attached (as to a building) as a permanent appendage or as a structural part <a plumbing fixture>
b :  a device for supporting work during machining
c :  an item of movable property so incorporated into real property that it may be regarded as legally a part of it
:  a familiar or invariably present element or feature in some particular setting; especially :  a person long associated with a place or activity
:  a settled date or time especially for a sporting or festive event; also :  such an event especially as a regularly scheduled affair

Examples of FIXTURE

  1. He's been a fixture in the parade for many years.
  2. She hopes the new educational program will become a permanent fixture at the zoo.

Origin of FIXTURE

modification of Late Latin fixura, from Latin fixus
First Known Use: 1598

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FIXTURE Defined for Kids


noun fix·ture \ˈfiks-chər\

Definition of FIXTURE for Kids

:  something (as a light or sink) attached as a permanent part <bathroom fixtures>


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