[ fik-sing ]
See synonyms for fixing on
  1. the act of a person or thing that fixes.

  2. fixings. Also fix·in's [fik-sinz]. /ˈfɪk sɪnz/. Informal.

    • the necessary ingredients: salad fixings.

    • the appropriate accompaniments; trimmings: turkey with all the fixings.

Origin of fixing

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at fix, -ing1

Words Nearby fixing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fixing in a sentence

  • Jos lifted himself on his elbow, and fixing his shining eyes on Ramona, said in Spanish, "My mother asks if you are travellers?"

    Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
  • They combine the fixing with the staining process, and stain differentially every normal and abnormal structure in the blood.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
  • fixing bayonets and leaving the sergeant dead in the doorway, they charged again into the mass of the enemy.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • In a city lot courses and distances play a larger part in fixing the boundaries, and are more carefully defined.

  • Lastly, in fixing the loss the distinction between open and valued policies must be explained.

British Dictionary definitions for fixing


/ (ˈfɪksɪŋ) /

  1. a means of attaching one thing to another, as a pipe to a wall, slate to a roof, etc

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