Definition of fixture in English:


Line breaks: fix|ture
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪkstʃə
, -tjə/


  • 1A piece of equipment or furniture which is fixed in position in a building or vehicle: plumbing fixtures
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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, attachment, 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 well established in a particular place or situation: the midfielder is set to become a permanent fixture in the England line-up
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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.
  • 2British A sporting event arranged to take place on a particular date: the team’s last away fixture of the season
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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.
    match, race, game, competition, contest, meet, meeting, encounter, sporting event; British clash


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.

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