Origin of fixed

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at fix, -ed2
Related formsfix·ed·ly [fik-sid-lee, fikst-lee] /ˈfɪk sɪd li, ˈfɪkst li/, adverbfix·ed·ness, nounsem·i·fixed, adjective

Synonyms for fixed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fixedly

Historical Examples of fixedly

  • 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?"

British Dictionary definitions for fixedly



attached or placed so as to be immovable
not subject to change; stablefixed prices
steadily directeda fixed expression
established as to relative positiona fixed point
not fluctuating; always at the same timea fixed holiday
(of ideas, notions, etc) firmly maintained
(of an element) held in chemical combinationfixed nitrogen
(of a substance) nonvolatile
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 stabilityCompare cardinal (def. 9), mutable (def. 2)
informal equipped or provided for, as with money, possessions, etc
informal illegally arrangeda fixed trial
Derived Formsfixedly (ˈfɪksɪdlɪ), adverbfixedness, noun
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