Definition of fixture in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfiksCHər/


1A piece of equipment or furniture that is fixed in position in a building or vehicle: a light fixture
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  • Cathedral ceilings, antique light fixtures and furniture that looked as though it had come straight from the twenties.
  • Kitchen cabinets, light fixtures and switches had been removed and thrown on the floor, and a window had been knocked out.
  • Other products include lighting fixtures and wall panels.
fixed appliance, installation, unit
1.1 (fixtures) Articles attached to a house or land and considered legally part of it so that they normally remain in place when an owner moves: the hotel retains many original fixtures and fittings Compare with fitting (sense 1 of the noun)).
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  • Until today it was possible to reduce stamp duty costs on house purchases by paying more for fixtures and fittings and a little less for the property.
  • The property is being sold inclusive of fixtures and fittings by the current owners.
  • Workmen are removing the remaining fixtures and fittings before bulldozers move in for the 30-week demolition job.
1.2 informal A person or thing that is established in a particular place or situation: palm readers were a fixture in most '40s nightclubs
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  • He didn't foresee, though, that the farce would become a permanent fixture in our cultural life.
  • A permanent fixture in the right back role, Fleming had a deserved testimonial awarded by his club at the start of this season.
  • A permanent fixture in his life for decades, Gerald, now 74, has been building sheds since he was a child.
resident, lifer, permanent feature
informal part of the furniture
2British A sports event that takes place on a particular date.
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  • The midweek snow had a devastating effect on the fixture list.
  • Why not arrange the fixture for a Wednesday at 7.30 pm and give everyone decent notice.
  • He wrote to the leading clubs of the time putting forward a proposal that they should combine to arrange home and away fixtures each season - and thus the seeds of The Football League were sown.


Late 16th century (in the sense 'fixing, becoming fixed'): alteration (first found in Shakespeare) of obsolete fixure (from late Latin fixura, from Latin figere 'to fix'), with t inserted on the pattern of mixture.

Words that rhyme with fixture

admixture, commixture, intermixture, mixture
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