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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]: 
 
  Fixing  \Fix"ing\  (f[i^]ks"[i^]ng),  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  making  fixed. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  fixed;  a  fixture. 
 
  3.  pl  Arrangements;  embellishments;  trimmings; 
  accompaniments.  [Colloq.  U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fixing 
  n  1:  the  act  of  putting  something  in  working  order  again  [syn:  {repair}, 
  {fix},  {mending},  {reparation}] 
  2:  the  sterilization  of  an  animal  [syn:  {neutering},  {altering}] 
  3:  (histology)  the  preservation  and  hardening  of  a  tissue 
  sample  to  retain  as  nearly  as  possible  the  same  relations 
  they  had  in  the  living  body  [syn:  {fixation}] 




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