\ 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

Keep scrolling for more

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 Financial terms were not disclosed but the two companies described the construction deal as a fixed-price EPC contract in a joint Tuesday morning statement. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "Sempra Energy chooses Bechtel to build Port Arthur LNG," 3 Mar. 2020 The government would effectively act as a middleman, offering a fixed price to any willing farmer and then distributing the apples for sale across the country. Niha Masih, Washington Post, "Kashmir’s apple harvest turns sour with fear and anger," 22 Sep. 2019 The company touts that 80% of items on its site are new, with the bulk sold at a fixed price rather than being auctioned. Laura Stevens, WSJ, "Starboard, Elliott Management Call on eBay to Shed StubHub, Classifieds," 22 Jan. 2019 The dual-core, four-thread 6W Pentium Gold runs at a fixed speed of 1.7GHz, while the dual-core, four-thread Core m3 runs at 1.1GHz but powers up to 3.4GHz turbo under load. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Will Microsoft launch Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2, and Surface Dock 2 soon? Here's what we know," 21 Apr. 2020 The platform stops on each level for a fixed period of time and those on the lower levels must pick over whatever is left from those above. Sonaiya Kelley, Los Angeles Times, "Netflix’s class warfare movie ‘The Platform’ has struck a chord. Two economists explain why," 15 Apr. 2020 Inside a stone church off the main road in Newport, a congregation of 17 gathers for worship on a Saturday at 5 p.m. even though there’s no fixed furniture to sit on. G. Jeffrey Macdonald, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pastor-sharing: For clergy, a holy hustle and labor of love," 14 Apr. 2020 Instead, a buyback ban would increase fixed dividends, reducing companies’ discretion in holding cash, while tying up capital in less productive businesses — to the detriment of wages, investment, and consumption. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "Banning Stock Buybacks Would Not Prevent Recessions," 13 Apr. 2020 The maximum loan is $10 million under the PPP with a fixed 1% interest rate and maturity of two years, according to the SBA. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Small businesses in Arizona rush for loans to stay afloat, but it may not be enough to help," 8 Apr. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fixed.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fixed

Time Traveler for fixed

Time Traveler

The first known use of fixed was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for fixed

Last Updated

15 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Fixed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for fixed


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.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on fixed

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for fixed

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with fixed

Spanish Central: Translation of fixed

Nglish: Translation of fixed for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of fixed for Arabic Speakers

Comments on fixed

What made you want to look up fixed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a pile of three dimensional shapes in green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!