fixed

adjective \ ˈfikst \
Updated on: 28 Nov 2017

Definition of fixed

1 a : 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

fixedly

play \ˈfik-səd-lē, ˈfikst-lē\ adverb

fixedness

play \ˈfik-səd-nəs, ˈfiks(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of fixed in a Sentence

  1. a small mirror fixed to the wall

  2. That day remains fixed in my memory.

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Origin and Etymology of fixed

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



FIXED Defined for English Language Learners

fixed

adjective

Definition of fixed for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe something that does not change

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

  • : having something needed


FIXED Defined for Kids

fixed

adjective \ ˈfikst \

Definition of fixed for Students

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.

fixedly

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


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