\ 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

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web Sheldon Chan, an associate portfolio manager and emerging-market credit analyst for fixed income at T. Rowe Price, said Chinese credit looked attractive compared with high-yield debt anywhere in emerging markets. Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, "China’s Property Market Has Seized Up. Bondholders Aren’t Fazed.," 3 Mar. 2020 With dollar-cost averaging, a person investing a fixed sum of money will buy more shares if prices drop, Fraser said. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Some risk-adverse people use this investing technique, but here's why it could cost them," 1 Mar. 2020 One follows a path that leads with certainty to death, and that fixed path itself can give one a sense of proportionality and help one see what should take precedence. Mary Spencer, National Review, "What Real Resistance Looks Like," 29 Feb. 2020 With no simulated fixed gears, however, mashing the GT's accelerator to merge onto a highway produces a substantial 76-decibel groan as the CVT holds the revs near the engine's 6500-rpm redline. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Is Past Its Sell-By Date," 27 Feb. 2020 The program, called Healthy Adult Opportunity, allows states to apply for a waiver to receive a fixed block grant for Medicaid costs, using either an aggregate cap or a per-capita cap for federal Medicaid contributions. Ginger Christ, cleveland, "Medicaid block grant program could cap spending, limit benefits in Ohio, experts say," 16 Feb. 2020 Russell County wrestling coach Eric Chamberlin had gone through much of his life with a fixed opinion on females who wanted to wrestle. al, "2nd female wrestler finds success at Alabama state HS tournament," 15 Feb. 2020 One was an elderly woman on a fixed income who lent her car to her grandson. Aubrey Wieber, Anchorage Daily News, "Program targeting traffic-fine scofflaws is unfair and should be repealed, Anchorage ombudsman says," 7 Feb. 2020 The fixed transfer fee paid for Locadia hasn't been released but is expected to be a club record. Pat Brennan,, "FC Cincinnati: Jürgen Locadia arrived to Greater Cincinnati on Sunday," 2 Feb. 2020

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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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20 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Fixed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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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


\ 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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