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fixture

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noun fix·ture \ˈfiks-chər\

Simple Definition of fixture

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  the act or process of fixing :  the state of being fixed

  2. 2 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

  3. 3 :  a familiar or invariably present element or feature in some particular setting; especially :  a person long associated with a place or activity

  4. 4 :  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

Rhymes with fixture




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