\ 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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This is true even if operating margins are not high enough to cover all the fixed costs. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Oil prices, war, and a bad corn crop," 23 June 2019 Lyft had already been testing an all-access subscription plan, which provided users with a fixed number of rides per month for a flat fee ranging between $199 to $399, depending on the frequency of use. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Lyft’s Personal Plan wants to entice riders with fixed rates on frequent trips," 31 July 2018 Still, profits fell seven percent at the unit with equity revenues flat and fixed income down slightly., "Credit Suisse Reaps Wealth Management Rewards as Assets Soar," 25 Apr. 2018 The fixed smiles and expansive talk of socialist brotherhood are par for the course. The Economist, "Kim Jong Un entertains Xi Jinping at home," 21 June 2019 Their recipes for dishes like beef tournedos and stuffed trout, as well as the multi-course format, are chef Chris’ tribute to their mother, Barbara, and her vision for a Colorado mountain town table d’hôte (French for a fixed-price meal). Josie Sexton, The Know, "Put this log cabin restaurant with its six-course dinner on your summer dining bucket list," 19 June 2019 Some desire a better product, such as getting out of an adjustable rate mortgage into a fixed loan. Washington Post, "Interest rates are down, so is it time to refinance?," 17 June 2019 The Mumbai police launched a probe against group firm Birla Power Solutions for alleged default of payment on a fixed deposit scheme. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A flamboyant Indian industrialist is now chased by a bank his ancestor founded," 17 June 2019 The city is also gearing up for a new five-year $15 million contract with a provider to install or replace red light and fixed radar speed cameras on major roads., "3 people die in crashes hours after Portland celebrates traffic safety plan," 14 June 2019

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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
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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