• Fix Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To transfix; to pierce.
- (n.) A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma.
- (v. i.) To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
- (v. i.) 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.
- (v. t.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensible to the action of light.
- (a.) Fixed; solidified.
- (v. t.) To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.
- (v. t.) To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (n.) fettling.
- (v. t.) To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.
• Fixture Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) State of being fixed; fixedness.
- (n.) That which is fixed or attached to something as a permanent appendage; as, the fixtures of a pump; the fixtures of a farm or of a dwelling, that is, the articles which a tenant may not take away.
- (n.) Anything of an accessory character annexed to houses and lands, so as to constitute a part of them. This term is, however, quite frequently used in the peculiar sense of personal chattels annexed to lands and tenements, but removable by the person annexing them, or his personal representatives. In this latter sense, the same things may be fixtures under some circumstances, and not fixtures under others.