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fixed

[fikst] /fɪkst/
adjective
1.
fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable; firmly implanted; stationary; rigid.
2.
rendered stable or permanent, as color.
3.
set or intent upon something; steadily directed:
a fixed stare.
4.
definitely and permanently placed:
a fixed buoy; a fixed line of defense.
5.
not fluctuating or varying; definite:
a fixed purpose.
6.
supplied with or having enough of something necessary or wanted, as money.
7.
coming each year on the same calendar date:
Christmas is a fixed holiday, but Easter is not.
8.
put in order.
9.
Informal. arranged in advance privately or dishonestly:
a fixed horse race.
10.
Chemistry.
  1. (of an element) taken into a compound from its free state.
  2. nonvolatile, or not easily volatilized:
    a fixed oil.
11.
Mathematics. (of a point) mapped to itself by a given function.
Origin of fixed
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at fix, -ed2
Related forms
fixedly
[fik-sid-lee, fikst-lee] /ˈfɪk sɪd li, ˈfɪkst li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
fixedness, noun
semifixed, adjective
Synonyms
3. constant, steady, unvarying, unwavering, firm.
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Examples from the Web for fixedly
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  • Even the eyes, which held so fixedly their gaze on the window, were quite expressionless.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Certainly someone was there under the trees who was regarding her fixedly.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • If you loved him, Fanny—' Fanny had stopped the dabbing hand, and was looking at her fixedly.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • Then, too, she learnt to silence him by staring at him fixedly.

  • The grandmother looked at him fixedly, then, in a solemn voice, inquired: "Why?"

  • He stared at her fixedly, his shifty eyes for once held steady.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • Valentine, however, had stopped short, gazing at him fixedly.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • As he spoke, Olivier looked at him fixedly, and with so straight a glance that he terrified him.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • As he did not answer but grew still paler, she looked at him fixedly.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
  • Still he stood looking down at her, fixedly, almost threateningly.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for fixedly

fixed

/fɪkst/
adjective
1.
attached or placed so as to be immovable
2.
not subject to change; stable: fixed prices
3.
steadily directed: a fixed expression
4.
established as to relative position: a fixed point
5.
not fluctuating; always at the same time: a fixed holiday
6.
(of ideas, notions, etc) firmly maintained
7.
(of an element) held in chemical combination: fixed nitrogen
8.
(of a substance) nonvolatile
9.
arranged
10.
(astrology) of, relating to, or belonging to the group consisting of the four signs of the zodiac Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, which are associated with stability Compare cardinal (sense 9), mutable (sense 2)
11.
(informal) equipped or provided for, as with money, possessions, etc
12.
(informal) illegally arranged: a fixed trial
Derived Forms
fixedly (ˈfɪksɪdlɪ) adverb
fixedness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for fixedly

fixed

adjective

  1. Having the outcome prearranged: the World Series is fixed
  2. Neutered: fixed cats
  3. Intoxicated or drugged
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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