Definition of fixed in English:

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Pronunciation: /fikst/


1Fastened securely in position: a fixed iron ladder down the port side
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  • It is worth looking around, as you descend, to work out how on earth the original explorers managed to have fixed iron ladders meandering up the pitch.
  • Many portholes had long been taken by souvenir-hunters, although several rows securely fixed indicated that the wreck was not quite ready to give everything away.
  • Thread the fixed clamp jaws securely to the pipe sections.
fastened, secure, fast, firm;
riveted, moored, anchored
1.1(Especially of a price, rate, or time) predetermined and not subject to or able to be changed: most trusts locked investors in for a fixed period
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  • ‘With the markets having calmed down and with fixed rates fairly highly priced, borrowers are looking more at discounts or trackers,’ she said.
  • These mortgages are primarily priced at a fixed rate.
  • And some continental countries have still had house price booms despite fixed rates.
predetermined, set, established, arranged, specified, decided, agreed, determined, confirmed, prescribed, allotted, definite, defined, explicit, precise
1.2(Of a person’s expression) held for a long time without changing, especially to conceal other feelings: a fixed smile
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  • As the tape finished, the light flicked back on again, leaving me staring at my own reflection once more, my fixed expression registering even more stunned shock than before.
  • But because Mia was their first child, they assumed the fixed expression on her face was normal for a newborn baby.
  • It is then that they noticed that his eyes have a fixed expression, then when they saw him open the book in hand and move his fingers across to read the Braille and laugh to himself.
1.3(Of a view or idea) held inflexibly: the fixed assumptions of the cold war
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  • It is not for this column to enter the political debate over ID cards - the Government evidently has its own fixed view of their value, consultations notwithstanding.
  • We also want to send visitors who come up with a fixed view of Highlands culture away happy.
  • He was a consummate pragmatist, but he was guided by fixed views.
2 [predicative] (fixed for) informal Situated with regard to: how’s the club fixed for money now?
3(Of a sports contest) having the outcome dishonestly predetermined: the fight’s fixed—the ref has your card marked
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  • Besides anorexia and steroid abuse, there have, over the years, been rumours of fixed contests.
  • All the players of the five teams who appeared in the fixed matches would be barred from playing next season and their coaches banned for a year.
  • It is widely believed that the Chinese football league is plagued by irregularities, including unfair refereeing, fixed matches and betting.



Pronunciation: /ˈfiksidlē/
Example sentences
  • I stared at the doctor fixedly, all 250 pounds of me.
  • Even if those claims prove untrue, moral culpability remains fixedly weighted against the idea that he should be able to walk away from the scandal.
  • Anyway the end result was that for four hours we witnessed the odd ritual of some 2,000 people gazing fixedly at a field on which nothing was happening.


Pronunciation: /ˈfiksidnəs/
Example sentences
  • Continually, her approach is to question fixedness and limits, to seek unknown responses and responsibilities, to choose movement and being moved, and to enjoy the pleasure of thinking.
  • Yet, it is precisely because of its fixedness in the landscape that, to those who see the monument, it becomes invisibly part of the landscape.
  • One feels that each, in different ways, has confronted the fixedness of a poetic identity and managed to break it open, to begin again.

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Syllabification: fixed

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