\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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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 Tom Kinmonth, senior fixed income strategist at ABN Amro Bank, has calculated that European bank exposure is limited in Turkey. David Mchugh And Suzan Fraser, Fox News, "Why Turkey's currency is plunging and what it means," 13 Aug. 2018 This is the first Valve game since Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to launch with a fixed release price as opposed to the free-to-play model enjoyed by Valve games like Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Valve’s first new game in 5 years, Artifact, coming in November, starting at $20," 1 Aug. 2018 Drinks are not included in the fixed-price menu — adults are $18.95, children 6–12 are $12.95 and 3–5, $6 — but a caipirinha ($9) seemed to be in order. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The pizza version of a churrascaria exists — so wear your stretchy pants," 11 July 2018 Amazon Marketplace is an e-commerce platform owned and operated by Amazon that enables third-party sellers to sell fixed-price new or used items alongside Amazon’s regular offerings on their website for a percentage of the sale. Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend County community calendar," 30 Apr. 2018 And these recounts involve counting a fixed percentage of ballots. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "New bill could finally get rid of paperless voting machines," 2 Jan. 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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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


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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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