Hypertext Webster Gateway: "fixed"

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.

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.

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;

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

{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) 1.7 (wn)

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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