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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Banks cannot promise a fixed maturity date, cannot guarantee coupons and cannot even provide a watertight pledge that the coupon will be paid before the dividend or bonuses. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "When Investing Is About the CEO’s Goodwill," 17 Feb. 2019 Sorry folks, there is no fixed end date to the near week-long delay in reopening Malfunction Junction, according to a state official connected with the project. Christopher Harress, AL.com, "Dysfunction at Malfunction Junction: What went wrong on I-20/59? What happens next?," 9 Apr. 2018 Was a fixed date more important, or the fact it should be celebrated on a Sunday? Scott Craven, azcentral, "Why Easter and Passover are observed on different dates each year," 28 Mar. 2018 The Spaniard must wait to see how the injury responds to treatment before being given a fixed return date. SI.com, "Man Utd Midfielder Ander Herrera Could Miss Weeks of the Season With Thigh Injury," 14 Feb. 2018 However, while the heir is no doubt ready to ascend the throne, there is no fixed schedule in place for his coronation. Katie Frost, Town & Country, "What Will Happen When Queen Elizabeth II Dies?," 25 Mar. 2019 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

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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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