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 fixtureb : a device for supporting work during machiningc : 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.
Recent Examples of fixture from the Web
Ross's Diner has been a Cartersville fixture since 1945.
Under the proposal, the city would still pave the streets, but the Westport Community Improvement District would contribute to that cost and pay to maintain trees, sidewalk planters, streetlight fixtures and other amenities.
Asian markets, longtime fixtures in the community, have added halal sections for the growing Muslim population from Africa.
Some of its locations have been remodeled to feature wood paneling and Edison-style light fixtures.
A fairy castle that was donated and built by the Crown Miniature Society in 2016 will now be a permanent fixture during the exhibit in the Depot entryway.
Inside the nearby Essex Street Market, a neighborhood fixture since 1940, well before food halls were all the rage, caviar is sold from under the watchful eye of a caribou head.
Here are some tips for improving your storage without changing your bathroom’s footprint or existing fixtures. 1.
As a football analyst for NFL Network and FOX, the former Tennessee safety is a fixture at the Reese's Senior Bowl in January.
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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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