[ fikst ]
See synonyms for: fixedfixedlyfixedness on

  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.

  1. set or intent upon something; steadily directed: a fixed stare.

  2. definitely and permanently placed: a fixed buoy;a fixed line of defense.

  3. not fluctuating or varying; definite: a fixed purpose.

  4. supplied with or having enough of something necessary or wanted, as money.

  5. coming each year on the same calendar date: Christmas is a fixed holiday, but Easter is not.

  6. put in order.

  7. Informal. arranged in advance privately or dishonestly: a fixed horse race.

  8. Chemistry.

    • (of an element) taken into a compound from its free state.

    • nonvolatile, or not easily volatilized: a fixed oil.

  9. Mathematics. (of a point) mapped to itself by a given function.: Compare Brouwer fixed-point theorem.

Origin of fixed

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; fix + -ed2

Other words for fixed

Other words from fixed

  • fix·ed·ly [fik-sid-lee, fikst-lee], /ˈfɪk sɪd li, ˈfɪkst li/, adverb
  • fix·ed·ness, noun
  • sem·i·fixed, adjective

Words Nearby fixed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use fixed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fixed


/ (fɪkst) /

  1. attached or placed so as to be immovable

  2. not subject to change; stable: fixed prices

  1. steadily directed: a fixed expression

  2. established as to relative position: a fixed point

  3. not fluctuating; always at the same time: a fixed holiday

  4. (of ideas, notions, etc) firmly maintained

  5. (of an element) held in chemical combination: fixed nitrogen

  6. (of a substance) nonvolatile

  7. arranged

  8. 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 (def. 9), mutable (def. 2)

  9. informal equipped or provided for, as with money, possessions, etc

  10. informal illegally arranged: a fixed trial

Derived forms of fixed

  • fixedly (ˈfɪksɪdlɪ), adverb
  • fixedness, noun

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