fixed

adjective
\ ˈfikst How to pronounce fixed (audio) \

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 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.

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Bike Barn’s Memorial Park Crit on Wednesday, June 20, at Memorial Park includes local racing, a BCycle fun race and a fixed gear crit. Terry St. John, Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston athletic activities listings: June 15-17," 14 June 2018 Dockless programs allow users to locate bikes to rent through a phone app instead of getting one from a fixed bike station. Elvia Malagon, chicagotribune.com, "Company could call it quits on Chicago's dockless bike-sharing pilot over city's lock rules," 22 June 2018 Employers contribute a fixed dollar amount set at 72% of the average premium, giving employees a reason to be cost conscious in their choices. Alain Enthoven, WSJ, "A Better Choice for Employee Health Care," 22 Nov. 2018 How many calories in a cheesesteak There is no fixed calorie amount for a cheesesteak due restaurant variations, but the estimates range from 900 to 1200 calories. Joseph A. Gambardello, Philly.com, "Philly cheesesteak: Everything you need to know," 5 July 2018 Now, do the same squat with a free weight, and suddenly your muscles have to work to keep you from wobbling and your body doesn’t have to move any fixed path. SELF, "Your Guide to Navigating the Free Weights at the Gym," 12 Jan. 2019 All of these lidars dispense with the spinning head in favor of a fixed sensor unit that's permanently pointed in one direction. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Why millions of lasers on a chip could be the future of lidar," 8 Nov. 2018 The Talon device, developed by Target Arm, solves the problem of having to stop a vehicle in order to launch or deploy a fixed wing drone or quadcopter. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A New UAV Launch-and-Recovery System Pins Drones in Their Own 'Iron Maiden'," 3 Oct. 2018 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

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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
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.

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