What does FIX mean?

Definitions for FIXfɪks

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word FIX.

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"


  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)


  12. Origin: [OE., fr. L. fixus, p. p. of figere to fix; cf. F. fixe.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fix

    fiks, v.t. to make firm or fast: to establish: to drive into: to settle: to put into permanent form: to establish as a fact: to direct steadily: to regulate: to deprive of volatility.—v.i. to settle or remain permanently: to become firm: to congeal.—n. (coll.) a difficulty: a dilemma.—adj. Fix′able, capable of being fixed.—ns. Fixā′tion, act of fixing, or state of being fixed: steadiness, firmness: state in which a body does not evaporate; Fix′ative, that which fixes or sets colours; Fix′ature, a gummy preparation for fixing the hair.—adj. Fixed, settled: not apt to evaporate: steadily directed towards: fast, lasting, permanent: substantively for fixed stars (Par. Lost, III. 481).—adv. Fix′edly.—ns. Fix′edness; Fix′er; Fixid′ity, Fix′ity, fixedness.—n.pl. Fix′ings, things needed for putting in order, arrangement.—adj. Fix′ive.—ns. Fix′ture, a movable that has become fastened to anything, as to land or to a house: a fixed article of furniture: a fixed or appointed time or event, as a horse-race; Fix′ure (Shak.), stability, position, firmness.—Fixed air, the name given by Dr Joseph Black in 1756 to what in 1784 was named by Lavoisier carbonic acid; Fixed bodies (chem.), a term applied to those substances which remain fixed, and are not volatilised at moderately high temperatures; Fixed oils, those which, on the application of heat, do not volatilise without decomposition; Fixed stars, stars which appear always to occupy the same position in the heavens—opp. to Planets. [L., fixus, figĕre, to fix, prob. through O. Fr. fix, or Low L. fixāre.]

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.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FIX in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FIX in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Barack Obama:

    I want to fix that.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I alone can fix it.

  3. Manard Hicks:

    You can not fix STUPID!

  4. Morne Nurse:

    She's broken and we'll fix it.

  5. Zephany Nurse:

    She's broken, and we'll fix it.

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Translations for FIX

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • أصلح, صلحArabic
  • доза, дилема, закрепванеBulgarian
  • arreglarCatalan, Valencian
  • spravit, opravitCzech
  • anhängen, machen, befestigen, kastrieren, Dilemma, sterilisieren, Reparatur, zubereiten, reparieren, match-fixing, fixieren, manipulieren, Ortung, vorbereiten, flicken, anheftenGerman
  • διορθώνωGreek
  • fiksi, ripariEsperanto
  • dosis, aprieto, preparar, arreglar, fijar, capar, amañar, reparar, localización, componerSpanish
  • بازسازی, تعمیر, تعمیر کردن, تنگناPersian
  • kiinnittää, leikata, korjata, sopia, dilemma, pulma, korjaus, tehdä, valmistaaFinnish
  • dose, fixer, réparer, réparationFrench
  • deisighIrish
  • duilgheadas, staingScottish Gaelic
  • תיקןHebrew
  • riparazione, dilemma, aggiustare, situazione, guaio, Sterilizzare, dose, soluzione, sistemazioneItalian
  • 直す, 治す, 固定, 据える, 修理Japanese
  • ជួសជុលKhmer
  • 고치다Korean
  • reconcinno, restituo, reficio, sarcioLatin
  • ngahu, whakapai, tapiMāori
  • fikse, bøte, reparere, vøleNorwegian
  • reparerenDutch
  • bøte, reparere, reparera, bøta, fiksa, vøla, fikse, vøleNorwegian Nynorsk
  • knipe, fikse, dilemma, ordne, fiksere, skudd, gjelde, reparasjon, fix, festeNorwegian
  • naprawiać, przygotowywaćPolish
  • preparar, reparação, dose, fixar, consertarPortuguese
  • устанавливать, исправля́ть, ремонти́ровать, фиксировать, чини́тьRussian
  • ordna, fästa, fix, fixa, åtgärdaSwedish
  • tamir etmekTurkish

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