1. (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
2. fixed and unmoving; "with eyes set in a fixed glassy stare"; "his bearded face already has a set hollow look"- Connor Cruise O'Brien; "a face rigid with pain"
(synonym) set, rigid
(similar) nonmoving, unmoving
3. securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor"
(similar) fast, firm, immobile
4. intent and directed steadily; "had her gaze fastened on the stranger"; "a fixed expresson"
5. incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"; "living on fixed incomes"
6. mended or put in working order; "a reconditioned sewing machine"; "a repaired vacuum cleaner"; "the broken lock is now fixed"
(synonym) reconditioned, repaired
7. not increasing as the amount taxed increases
8. specified in advance; "a given number"; "we will meet at a given time and location"
9. directed with intense concentration; "a fixed stare"; "an intent gaze"
1. informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
(synonym) hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish
(hyponym) dog's breakfast, dog's dinner
2. something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; "she needed a fix of chocolate"
(hypernym) intravenous injection
3. the act of putting something in working order again
(synonym) repair, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation
(derivation) repair, mend, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
4. an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
(hypernym) exemption, immunity, granting immunity
5. a determination of the location of something; "he got a good fix on the target"
(synonym) localization, localisation, location, locating
(hypernym) determination, finding
(hyponym) echolocation, echo sounding
1. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
(synonym) repair, mend, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
(hypernym) better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
(hyponym) tinker, fiddle
(derivation) repair, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation
2. cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
(synonym) fasten, secure
(derivation) fastness, fixedness, fixity, fixture, secureness
3. decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
(synonym) specify, set, determine, limit
(hypernym) choose, take, select, pick out
4. prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
(synonym) cook, ready, make, prepare
(hypernym) create from raw material, create from raw stuff
(hyponym) preserve, keep
5. take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
(synonym) pay back, pay off, get
(hypernym) get even, get back
6. set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"
(hypernym) establish, found, plant, constitute, institute
7. kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
(hypernym) prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
(derivation) fixation, fixing
8. make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame"
9. make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disbilites are sterilized"
(synonym) sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise
(hypernym) operate on, operate
(hyponym) alter, neuter, spay, castrate
(derivation) neutering, fixing, altering
10. put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"
(synonym) situate, posit, deposit
(hypernym) put, set, place, pose, position, lay
11. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
(synonym) prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(hyponym) socialize, socialise