- something securely, and usually permanently, attached or appended, as to a house, apartment building, etc.: a light fixture; kitchen fixtures.
- a person or thing long established in the same place or position.
- any of various devices for holding work in a machine tool, especially one for machining in a straight line, as in a planer or milling machine.
- any of various devices for holding parts in certain positions during welding, assembly, etc.
- Law. a movable chattel, as a machine or heating plant, that, by reason of annexation to real property and adaptation to continuing use in connection with the realty, is considered a part of the realty.
- Fox Hunting. one of a series of meets scheduled by a hunt to take place at a time and location listed on a card (fixture card) that is sent, usually once a month, to each member of a hunt.
- the act of fixing.
- British. an event that takes place regularly.
Origin of fixture
Examples from the Web for fixtures
She took to the road to stump for her son John in 2008, and she quickly became one of the fixtures of the presidential campaign.Meghan McCain on Her Grandmother Roberta McCain’s 100th Birthday
February 7, 2012
The couple, who married in 2003, were regular, if odd, fixtures on the Washington social circuit.'They Need a Spanking'
Rebecca Dana, Lloyd Grove
November 28, 2009
There are no fixtures to men, if we appeal to consciousness.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As a matter of fact, the only fixtures were the cook and second girl.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
The amount of leakage is, therefore, in direct proportion to the number of fixtures.
Between the soil-pipe and the fixtures a trap must be provided with a water-seal of about an inch.
I must say that any mention of fixtures has always bored me intensely.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
- an object firmly fixed in place, esp a household appliance
- a person or thing regarded as fixed in a particular place or position
- property law an article attached to land and regarded as part of it
- a device to secure a workpiece in a machine tool
- mainly British
- a sports match or social occasion
- the date of such an event
- rare the act of fixing
Word Origin and History for fixtures
1590s, "act of fixing," perhaps from fix (v.) on model of mixture. Meaning "anything fixed or securely fastened" is from 1812.