fixed

adjective
\ ˈfikst How to pronounce fixed (audio) \

Definition of fixed

1a : securely placed or fastened : stationary
(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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from fixed

fixedly \ ˈfik-​səd-​lē How to pronounce fixedly (audio) , ˈfikst-​lē \ adverb
fixedness \ ˈfik-​səd-​nəs How to pronounce fixedness (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 The fixed-price contracts cover 12 operational missions, six per contractor, to carry 48 astronauts to the station by the end of 2024. William Harwood, CBS News, "NASA inspector general warns of possible delays in launching new U.S. spacecraft," 15 Nov. 2019 To reap the benefits of a less rigorous IPO system without encouraging financial fraud, regulators have asked sponsoring brokerages to invest in the companies and lock in their capital for a fixed period of time. Washington Post, "What China’s Trying to Achieve With a New Tech Bourse," 16 Sep. 2019 The new three-year contract will be at a fixed total price of roughly $4.645 million, with two one-year options at approximately $1.686 million and $1.733 million, respectively. Anthony Clark Carpio, Burbank Leader, "Airport officials change decision, award janitorial contract to incumbent," 30 Aug. 2019 Known as a fixed-price contract, NASA simply gives a company a lump sum of money to develop a vehicle, and the company is in charge of the design, with less input from NASA. Loren Grush, The Verge, "NASA’s daunting to-do list for sending people back to the Moon," 18 July 2019 In 2018 alone, Foxsister added a fixed-price menu, started dabbling in Italian fare and incorporated a brunch pop-up on the weekends called Benedict. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Foxsister to close and become Italian-focused Great Gold," 5 July 2019 The fixed-price rule is meant to keep customers loyal to their local bookshop and out of the clutches of supermarkets and hypercapitaliste American corporations. The Economist, "New ways of selling books clash with France’s old pricing rules," 4 July 2019 The record for highest altitude by a fixed-wing aircraft, separate from categories for any kind of rocket launch or spacecraft and requiring a typical runway takeoff, has been set incrementally over the history of powered flight. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Why Area 51 Visitors Must Wear Foggy Goggles," 16 Dec. 2019 Deputies received a report from a rancher around 9 a.m. Wednesday of remnants of a fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft found east of milepost 117 off of Flower Pot Road, officials said. Chelsea Hofmann, azcentral, "Body found in 'days old' airplane wreckage in Yavapai County, officials say," 14 Dec. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fixed.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fixed

Time Traveler for fixed

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for fixed

Last Updated

10 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Fixed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fixed. Accessed 22 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for fixed

fixed

adjective
How to pronounce fixed (audio)

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
informal : having something needed

fixed

adjective
\ 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.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on fixed

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for fixed

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with fixed

Spanish Central: Translation of fixed

Nglish: Translation of fixed for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of fixed for Arabic Speakers

Comments on fixed

What made you want to look up fixed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help to grow, develop, or succeed

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!