\ ˈfikst How to pronounce fixed (audio) \

Definition of fixed

1a : securely placed or fastened : stationary
b(1) : nonvolatile
(2) : formed into a chemical compound
c(1) : not subject to change or fluctuation a fixed income
(2) : firmly set in the mind a fixed idea
(3) : having a final or crystallized form or character
(4) : recurring on the same date from year to year fixed holidays
d : immobile, concentrated a fixed stare
2 : supplied with something (such as money) needed comfortably fixed

Other Words from fixed

fixedly \ ˈfik-​səd-​lē How to pronounce fixed (audio) , ˈfikst-​lē \ adverb
fixedness \ ˈfik-​səd-​nəs How to pronounce fixed (audio) , ˈfiks(t)-​nəs \ noun

Examples of fixed in a Sentence

a small mirror fixed to the wall That day remains fixed in my memory.
Recent Examples on the Web Hydrogen is also appealing for applications in places with a complete lack of infrastructure, in addition to reliable fixed routes around places like ports, rail hubs, and airports. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 20 Apr. 2022 Relying more on solar, wind, and hydro means that more and more of our energy prices become fixed and immune from inflationary pressure, because these resources are not subject to fuel inputs and generate electricity for decades once operational. Energy Innovation: Policy And Technology, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 On the other hand, there may be a certain naivety associated with a mind that is too fixed or too rigid. Josephine Kant, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 As geopolitical tensions mounted and Russia invaded Ukraine, international ex-U.S. equities and fixed income, which had been outperforming their U.S. counterparts year-to-date (although still negative), quickly reversed. Kristin Mckenna, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 Cinemas have nevertheless benefited from generous state and federal pandemic assistance that have allowed businesses to cover fixed costs and payroll. Ed Meza, Variety, 9 Feb. 2022 In such a period, very basic questions come to the fore: how fixed or fluid racial categories are, and whether history has moved or is stuck in an unimprovable loop. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2022 Freestanding garbage and recycling bins were awkwardly located in the pantry, and narrow, fixed pantry shelves made for inefficient storage. Missy Keenan, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Jan. 2022 The Stinger, in service with more than 18 countries and the US armed forces, has scored more than 270 hits against fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fixed

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for fixed

Middle English, from past participle of fixen "to fix entry 1" (or directly from Latin fīxus + -ed -ed entry 2)

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\ ˈfikst How to pronounce fixed (audio) \

Kids Definition of fixed

1 : not changing : set … Phoebe wore a fixed expression …— Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons
2 : firmly placed A mirror is fixed to the wall. That day is fixed in my memory.

Other Words from fixed

fixedly \ ˈfik-​səd-​lē \ adverb She was staring fixedly at me.

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