FIX

6 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fix \Fix\ (f[i^]ks), adjective [OE., fr. L. fixus, p. p. of figere to fix; cf. F. fixe.] Fixed; solidified. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fix \Fix\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Fixed} (f[i^]kst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fixing}.] [Cf. F. fixer.]

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

An ass's nole I fixed on his head. --Shak.

O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers May also fix their reverence. --Herbert.

His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. --Ps. cxii. 7.

And fix far deeper in his head their stings. --Milton.

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

Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite. --Pope.

One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven. --Young.

3. To transfix; to pierce. [Obs.] --Sandys.

4. (Photog.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating with a developer to make it insensible to the action of light. --Abney.

5. 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. [Colloq. U.S.]

6. (Iron Manuf.) To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.

Syn: To arrange; prepare; adjust; place; establish; settle; determine.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fix \Fix\, verb (used without an object)

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

Your kindness banishes your fear, Resolved to fix forever here. --Waller.

2. 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. --Bacon.

{To fix on}, to settle the opinion or resolution about; to determine regarding; as, the contracting parties have fixed on certain leading points.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fix \Fix\, noun

1. A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma. [Colloq.]

Is he not living, then? No. is he dead, then? No, nor dead either. Poor Aroar can not live, and can not die, -- so that he is in an almighty fix. --De Quincey.

2. (Iron Manuf.) fettling. [U.S.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fettling \Fet"tling\, noun

1. (Metal.) A mixture of ore, cinders, etc., used to line the hearth of a puddling furnace. [Eng.]

Note: [It is commonly called {fix} in the United States.]

2. (Pottery) The operation of shaving or smoothing the surface of undried clay ware.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fix

noun

1: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage" [syn: {fix}, {hole}, {jam}, {mess}, {muddle}, {pickle}, {kettle of fish}]

2: something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; "she needed a fix of chocolate"

3: the act of putting something in working order again [syn: {repair}, {fix}, {fixing}, {fixture}, {mend}, {mending}, {reparation}]

4: an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"

5: a determination of the place where something is; "he got a good fix on the target" [syn: {localization}, {localisation}, {location}, {locating}, {fix}]

verb

1: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please" [syn: {repair}, {mend}, {fix}, {bushel}, {doctor}, {furbish up}, {restore}, {touch on}] [ant: {break}, {bust}]

2: cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man" [syn: {fasten}, {fix}, {secure}] [ant: {unfasten}]

3: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters" [syn: {specify}, {set}, {determine}, {define}, {fix}, {limit}]

4: prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please" [syn: {cook}, {fix}, {ready}, {make}, {prepare}]

5: take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him" [syn: {pay back}, {pay off}, {get}, {fix}]

6: set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"

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

8: make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame" [syn: {fixate}, {fix}]

9: make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized" [syn: {sterilize}, {sterilise}, {desex}, {unsex}, {desexualize}, {desexualise}, {fix}]

10: influence an event or its outcome by illegal means; "fix a race"

11: put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot" [syn: {situate}, {fix}, {posit}, {deposit}]

12: 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" [syn: {fix}, {prepare}, {set up}, {ready}, {gear up}, {set}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.



Friday, March 27, 2015 8:51:46 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_FIX_2015-03-27_20-51-46_54-161-234-150