Definitions for FIXfɪks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to repair; mend.

  2. to put in order; adjust or arrange:

    Fix your hair!

  3. to make fast, firm, or stable.

  4. to place definitely and more or less permanently.

  5. to settle definitely; determine:

    to fix a price.

  6. to direct (the eyes, the attention, etc.) steadily.

  7. to attract and hold (the eye, the attention, etc.).

  8. to make set or rigid.

  9. to put into permanent form.

  10. to put or place (responsibility, blame, etc.) on a person.

  11. to assign or refer to:

    to fix a time for the meeting.

  12. to arrange or influence the outcome or action of, esp. privately or dishonestly:

    to fix a game.

    Category: Informal

  13. to get (a meal) ready; prepare (food).

  14. to put in a condition or position to make no further trouble.

    Category: Informal

  15. get even with.

    Category: Informal

  16. to castrate or spay (an animal, esp. a pet).

    Category: Informal

  17. to make (a chemical) stable in consistency or condition; reduce from fluidity or volatility to a more stable state. to convert atmospheric nitrogen into a useful compound, as a nitrate fertilizer.

    Category: Chemistry

  18. to render (a photographic image) permanent by removing light-sensitive silver halides.

    Category: Photography

  19. to kill, make rigid, and preserve for microscopic study.

    Category: Optics

  20. (v.i.)to become fixed.

  21. to become set; assume a rigid or solid form.

  22. to become stable or permanent.

  23. to settle down.

  24. Chiefly Southern U.S. to prepare; plan:

    I was just fixing to call you.

    Category: Usage Note, Dialect

  25. fix on or upon, to decide on; determine.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  26. fix up, to make arrangements for. to provide with an introduction to someone for a date. to repair, cure, or resolve.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

  27. (n.)a position from which it is difficult to escape; predicament.

    Category: Informal

  28. a repair, adjustment, or solution, usu. of an immediate nature.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  29. a charted position of a vessel or aircraft, determined by two or more bearings taken on landmarks, heavenly bodies, etc.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  30. a clear determination:

    Can you get a fix on the meaning of this paragraph?

  31. Slang. an injection of heroin or other narcotic.

    Category: Status (usage)

  32. Slang. an underhand or illegal arrangement.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Usage: fix meaning “to repair,” which is probably an Americanism, is fully standard in all varieties of speech and writing. fix (to ) meaning “to prepare, plan (to)” is another Americanism: We're fixing to go to town. It once occurred in all the E coastal states, but it is now chiefly an informal spoken form in the South Midland and South.

Origin of fix:

1350–1400; ME < ML fixāre, der. of L fixus fixed


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish(noun)

    informal terms for a difficult situation

    "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"

  2. fix(noun)

    something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug

    "she needed a fix of chocolate"

  3. repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation(noun)

    the act of putting something in working order again

  4. fix(noun)

    an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear

    "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"

  5. localization, localisation, location, locating, fix(verb)

    a determination of the place where something is

    "he got a good fix on the target"

  6. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on(verb)

    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

    "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

  7. fasten, fix, secure(verb)

    cause to be firmly attached

    "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"

  8. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)

    decide upon or fix definitely

    "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"

  9. cook, fix, ready, make, prepare(verb)

    prepare for eating by applying heat

    "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

  10. pay back, pay off, get, fix(verb)

    take vengeance on or get even

    "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"

  11. fix(verb)

    set or place definitely

    "Let's fix the date for the party!"

  12. fix(verb)

    kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

  13. fixate, fix(verb)

    make fixed, stable or stationary

    "let's fix the picture to the frame"

  14. sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix(verb)

    make infertile

    "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"

  15. fix(verb)

    influence an event or its outcome by illegal means

    "fix a race"

  16. situate, fix, posit, deposit(verb)

    put (something somewhere) firmly

    "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"

  17. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fix(verb)ɪks

    ≠ break

    I'm trying to fix the handle.; I need to get my computer fixed.

  2. fixɪks

    to agree or organize

    Let's fix a date for the next meeting.; to fix the price at $40

  3. fixɪks

    (of food or drink) to prepare or get ready

    Mom's fixing lunch.; He offered to fix her a drink.

  4. fixɪks

    ≠ detach

    ***Fix it to the wall with a screw.

  5. fixɪks

    to dishonestly influence the results of sth

    accused of fixing the horse race


  1. fix(Noun)

    A repair or corrective action.

    That plumber's fix is much better than the first one's.

  2. fix(Noun)

    A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma.

    It rained before we repaired the roof, and were we in a fix!

  3. fix(Noun)

    A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user.

    "Just one fix!" -Alain Jourgensen

  4. fix(Noun)

    A prearrangement of the outcome of a supposedly competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.

  5. fix(Noun)

    A determination of location.

    We have a fix on your position.

  6. fix(Verb)

    To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix.

  7. fix(Verb)

    To attach; to affix; to hold in place.

  8. fix(Verb)

    To mend, to repair.

    That heater will start a fire if you don't fix it.

  9. fix(Verb)

    To prepare (food).

    She fixed dinner for the kids.

  10. fix(Verb)

    To make a contest, vote, or gamble unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins; to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion

  11. fix(Verb)

    To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.

    Rover stopped digging under the fence after we had the vet fix him.

  12. fix(Verb)

    To map a (point or subset) to itself.

  13. fix(Verb)

    To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.

    He got caught breaking into lockers, so a couple of guys fixed him after work.

  14. Origin: From fixer, from fixe, from fixus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fix(adj)

    fixed; solidified

  2. Fix(verb)

    to make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite

  3. Fix(verb)

    to hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker

  4. Fix(verb)

    to transfix; to pierce

  5. Fix(verb)

    to render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensible to the action of light

  6. Fix(verb)

    to put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room

  7. Fix(verb)

    to line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling

  8. Fix(verb)

    to become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest

  9. Fix(verb)

    to become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance

  10. Fix(noun)

    a position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma

  11. Fix(noun)


The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. fix

    What one does when a problem has been reported too many times to be ignored.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. fix

    A position determined from terrestrial, electronic, or astronomical data.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIX' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3754

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FIX' in Verbs Frequency: #426

Translations for FIX

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make firm or steady

He fixed the post firmly in the ground; He fixed his eyes on the door.

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