1
a
: securely placed or fastened : stationary
b(1)
(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
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.
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of fixed was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Fixed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fixed. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

fixed

adjective
1
a
: firmly placed or fastened
a fixed gaze
b
: not changing : settled
a fixed income
2
: supplied with a definite amount of something needed
well fixed for food
fixedly
ˈfik-səd-lē
adverb
fixedness
ˈfik-səd-nəs
noun

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