fixed

adjective
\ ˈfikst \

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

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Other Words from fixed

fixedly \ ˈfik-​səd-​lē , ˈfikst-​lē \ adverb
fixedness \ ˈfik-​səd-​nəs , ˈfiks(t)-​nəs \ noun

Examples of fixed in a Sentence

a small mirror fixed to the wall That day remains fixed in my memory.

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The Telegraph reports that an unusual clause in his contract means that one of the big six can sign him for a fixed fee of £25m. SI.com, "Surprising Contract Clause Allows Stoke Midfielder to Join Top 6 Team for Bargain Fee," 13 May 2018 Maggie did not sustain any injuries, though her plane, a fixed-wing aircraft with a single engine, was badly damaged, according to the AP. Kaylen Ralph, Teen Vogue, "A Teen Pilot's First Solo Flight Started With a Lost Wheel and Ended With an Emergency Landing," 10 Sep. 2018 The weapon, which would be mounted to an airplane, would disable fixed-wing or quadcopter drones with a beam of focused radiation. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "The Army is buying microwave cannons to take down drones in mid-flight," 7 Aug. 2018 Aside from a few relatively fixed points, like hostility toward immigrants and Black Lives Matter, Trumpism is pretty much what Trump makes of it. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "How Nikki Haley played the White House game — and won," 9 Oct. 2018 The center of the pulse is not magically discerned by tracing an imaginary line between fixed points. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "New form of qubit control may yield longer computation times," 25 Jan. 2018 By the time Morningstar named him fixed income manager of the decade in 2010, Gross was a ubiquitous presence in the financial world. Sean Elder, Town & Country, "The War of The Grosses: Inside the Bitter Divorce Battle of the Laguna Beach "Bond King"," 22 Oct. 2018 In its pilot program with Virgin America, SeatBoost sold 94 percent of empty premium seats at an average of 71 percent of the fixed upgrade price offered by the airline itself. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Airlines’ latest customer shakedown? Making you bid for a seat upgrade.," 14 Sep. 2018 Two fixed interior walls form a 12-by-12 foot utility room and small bathroom. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Mies-inspired glass house could be yours for $575K," 10 Sep. 2018

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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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fixed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fixed

—used to describe something that does not change

: placed or attached in a way that does not move easily

: having something needed

fixed

adjective
\ ˈfikst \

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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