fixture

noun
fix·​ture | \ ˈfiks-chər How to pronounce fixture (audio) \

Definition of fixture

1 : the act or process of fixing : the state of being fixed
2a : something that is fixed or attached (as to a building) as a permanent appendage or as a structural part a plumbing fixture
b : a device for supporting work during machining
c : an item of movable property so incorporated into real property that it may be regarded as legally a part of it
3 : a familiar or invariably present element or feature in some particular setting especially : a person long associated with a place or activity
4 : a settled date or time especially for a sporting or festive event also : such an event especially as a regularly scheduled affair

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Synonyms for fixture

Synonyms

institution

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Examples of fixture in a Sentence

He's been a fixture in the parade for many years. She hopes the new educational program will become a permanent fixture at the zoo.

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Luxe motifs like gold fixtures and frames, oversize mirrors, wide stripes, and velvet keep all the pinks from feeling frilly. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Janie Molster Strongly Believes There is No Such a Thing as Too Much Pink," 6 Feb. 2019 That domination was driven in large part, initially by Kim Kardashian West becoming a tabloid fixture and then a reality star. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "The controversy over “Kylie Jenner, self-made billionaire,” explained," 13 July 2018 The walls were bare, and the store’s upper and lower levels appeared to have about as much space devoted to selling store fixtures and furniture as merchandise. Lauren Zumbach, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago's last Sears to close for good Sunday," 13 July 2018 All furniture, fixtures and equipment are included in the asking price, the site says. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "Manchester Sandwich Shop Pastrami On Wry Closes, Owner Looks To Sell Corey's Catsup & Mustard," 11 July 2018 The pop of orange, unique light fixtures and decorative accents (like the restaurant’s coordinates displayed on the wall) add to the welcoming atmosphere. Jane Donahue, Naperville Sun, "Get a taste of Up North at new Naperville ale house," 10 July 2018 Franchise owner Anthony Marougi is promising to spend about $450,000 on remodeling the 7,400-square-foot building at 510-516 S. Main St., including new furniture, fixtures and equipment, according to city documents. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Andiamo CEO fires back after Royal Oak mayor pans food," 9 July 2018 The single-story bungalow, which dates to 1924, presents a contemporary face with modern fixtures and hardware, greige hues and skylights. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "New York Giants chairman Steve Tisch lands a new home field in Trousdale," 7 July 2018 Repairs may include replacing fixtures and pipes or installing filters. Lauryn Schroeder, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Does your school have lead in its drinking water?," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of fixture

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fixture

alteration of earlier fixure (probably after mixture), going back to Middle English, "point of attachment," borrowed from Late Latin fīxūra "action of fixing, place where a nail is fixed," from Latin fīxus, past participle of fīgere "to drive in, insert, fasten" + -ūra -ure — more at fix entry 1

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The first known use of fixture was in 1598

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fixture

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fixture

: something (such as a light, toilet, sink, etc.) that is attached to a house or building and that is not removed when the house or building is sold
: a person or thing that has been part of something or involved in something for a long time
British, sports : a game played at a particular time and place

fixture

noun
fix·​ture | \ ˈfiks-chər How to pronounce fixture (audio) \

Kids Definition of fixture

: something (as a light or sink) attached as a permanent part bathroom fixtures

fixture

noun
fix·​ture

Legal Definition of fixture

: an item of movable property so incorporated into a real property that it may be regarded as legally a part of it

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