Definition of fixture
1 : the act or process of fixing : the state of being fixed
2 a : 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
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.
Origin and Etymology of fixture
modification of Late Latin fixura, from Latin fixus
First Known Use: 1598
FIXTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fixture for English Language Learners
: 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
sports : a game played at a particular time and place
FIXTURE Defined for Kids
Definition of fixture for Students
: something (as a light or sink) attached as a permanent part <bathroom fixtures>
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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