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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fix  \Fix\,  v.  t.  [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  such  applications  as  will  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fixed  \Fixed\  (f[i^]kst),  a. 
  1.  Securely  placed  or  fastened;  settled;  established;  firm; 
  imovable;  unalterable. 
 
  2.  (Chem.)  Stable;  non-volatile. 
 
  {Fixed  air}  (Old  Chem.),  carbonic  acid  or  carbon  dioxide;  -- 
  so  called  by  Dr  Black  because  it  can  be  absorbed  or  fixed 
  by  strong  bases.  See  {Carbonic  acid},  under  {Carbonic}. 
 
  {Fixed  alkali}  (Old  Chem.),  a  non-volatile  base,  as  soda,  or 
  potash,  in  distinction  from  the  volatile  alkali  ammonia. 
 
 
  {Fixed  ammunition}  (Mil.),  a  projectile  and  powder  inclosed 
  together  in  a  case  ready  for  loading. 
 
  {Fixed  battery}  (Mil.),  a  battery  which  contains  heavy  guns 
  and  mortars  intended  to  remain  stationary;  -- 
  distinguished  from  movable  battery. 
 
  {Fixed  bodies},  those  which  can  not  be  volatilized  or 
  separated  by  a  common  menstruum,  without  great  difficulty, 
  as  gold,  platinum,  lime,  etc 
 
  {Fixed  capital}.  See  the  Note  under  {Capital},  n.,  4. 
 
  {Fixed  fact},  a  well  established  fact  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Fixed  light},  one  which  emits  constant  beams;  -- 
  distinguished  from  a  flashing,  revolving,  or  intermittent 
  light. 
 
  {Fixed  oils}  (Chem.),  non-volatile,  oily  substances,  as 
  stearine  and  olein,  which  leave  a  permanent  greasy  stain, 
  and  which  can  not  be  distilled  unchanged;  --  distinguished 
  from  volatile  or  {essential  oils}. 
 
  {Fixed  pivot}  (Mil.),  the  fixed  point  about  which  any  line  of 
  troops  wheels. 
 
  {Fixed  stars}  (Astron.),  such  stars  as  always  retain  nearly 
  the  same  apparent  position  and  distance  with  respect  to 
  each  other  thus  distinguished  from  planets  and  comets. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fixed 
  adj  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"  [syn:  {set},  {rigid}] 
  3:  securely  placed  or  fastened  or  set  "a  fixed  piece  of  wood"; 
  "a  fixed  resistor"  [ant:  {unfixed}] 
  4:  intent  and  directed  steadily;  "had  her  gaze  fastened  on  the 
  stranger";  "a  fixed  expresson"  [syn:  {fastened}] 
  5:  incapable  of  being  changed  or  moved  or  undone;  e.g.  "frozen 
  prices";  "living  on  fixed  incomes"  [syn:  {frozen}] 
  6:  mended  or  put  in  working  order  "a  reconditioned  sewing 
  machine";  "a  repaired  vacuum  cleaner";  "the  broken  lock  is 
  now  fixed"  [syn:  {reconditioned},  {repaired}] 
  7:  not  increasing  as  the  amount  taxed  increases  [syn:  {flat}] 
  8:  specified  in  advance;  "a  given  number";  "we  will  meet  at  a 
  given  time  and  location"  [syn:  {given(a)}] 
  9:  directed  with  intense  concentration;  "a  fixed  stare";  "an 
  intent  gaze"  [syn:  {intent}] 




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