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fix definition

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This page has 40 definitions of fix with English translations in 10 languages. Fix is a verb, noun and adjective. Examples of how to use fix in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: Fix, FIX, and -fix

English fix definition

Etymology

From Middle English fixen, borrowed from Old French *fixer (attested only as ficher, fichier; > English fitch), from fixe (fastened; fixed), from Latin fīxus (immovable; steady; stable; fixed), from fīgere (to drive in; stick; fasten), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeygʷ- (to jab; stick; set). Related to dig.

Pronunciation

Verb

fix (third-person singular simple present fixes, present participle fixing, simple past and past participle fixt or fixed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix.
    1. (transitive, by extension) (Of a piercing look) to direct at someone.
      He fixed me with a sickly grin, and said, "I told you it wouldn't work!"
      • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 111:
        She sniffed, too, comprehendingly, and fixed her son with a relentless eye.
  2. (transitive) To attach; to affix; to hold in place or at a particular time.
    A dab of chewing gum will fix your note to the bulletin board.
    A leech can fix itself to your skin without you feeling it.
    The Constitution fixes the date when Congress must meet.
    1. (transitive, figuratively, usually in the passive) To focus or determine (oneself, on a concept); to fixate.
      She's fixed on the idea of becoming a doctor.
  3. (transitive) To mend, to repair.
    That heater will start a fire if you don't fix it.
    You can't fix stupid.
  4. (transitive, informal) To prepare (food or drink).
    She fixed dinner for the kids.
    • 2013, Iris Smyles, Iris Has Free Time, Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, →ISBN, page 94:
      I fixed us drinks—orange juice with some vodka I'd gotten on sale—and washed a few dishes to get my mind off Jess and the fact of his not texting back.
  5. (transitive) To make (a contest, vote, or gamble) unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins; to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion[1]
    A majority of voters believed the election was fixed in favor of the incumbent.
  6. (transitive, US, informal) To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.
    Rover stopped digging under the fence after we had the vet fix him.
  7. (transitive, mathematics, sematics) To map a (point or subset) to itself.
  8. (transitive, informal) To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.
    He got caught breaking into lockers, so a couple of guys fixed him after work.
  9. (transitive) To render (a photographic impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensitive to the action of light.
  10. (transitive, chemistry, biology) To convert into a stable or available form.
    Legumes are valued in crop rotation for their ability to fix nitrogen.
  11. (intransitive) To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
    • 1665, Edmund Waller, “Upon Her Maiesties New Buildings at Somerset-House”:
      Accuſing ſome malignant Star,
      Not Britain, for that fateful War,
      Your kindneſs baniſhes your fear,
      Reſolv’d to fix for ever here.
    • 1801, Robert Southey, Thalaba the Destroyer:
      A cheerless place! the solitary Bee,
      Whose buzzing was the only sound of life,
      Flew there on restless wing,
      Seeking in vain one blossom, where to fix.
  12. (intransitive) 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.
    • 1631, [Francis Bacon], “(please specify |century=I to X)”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. [], 3rd edition, London: [] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee [], OCLC 1044372886:
      quicksilver will 'fix, so asto endure the hammer

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Noun

fix (plural fixes)

  1. A repair or corrective action.
    Hyponyms: bugfix, technofix
    • 2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21:
      Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic […].  Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. […]  But the scandals kept coming, […]. A broad section of the political class now recognises the need for change but remains unable to see the necessity of a fundamental overhaul. Instead it offers fixes and patches.
    That plumber's fix is much better than the first one's.
  2. A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma; a predicament.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:difficult situation
    It rained before we repaired the roof, and were we in a fix!
  3. (informal) A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user.
    • 1953, William S. Burroughs, Junkie:
      And Cash told me of cases where two hips take a fix together and then one pulls out his badge.
    • 1992, William Alain Jourgensen (lyrics and music), “Just One Fix”, in Psalm 69, performed by Ministry:
      Just one fix!
  4. A prearrangement of the outcome of a supposedly competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.
    • 1963, Howard Saul Becker, Outsiders: studies in the sociology of deviance, page 160:
      As the professional thief notes: You can tell by the way the case is handled in court when the fix is in.
  5. A determination of location.
    We have a fix on your position.
  6. (US) fettlings (mixture used to line a furnace)

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References

  1. ^ Sutherland, Edwin H. (ed) (1937): The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [Reprinted by various publishers in subsequent decades.]

Further reading


Bouyei fix definition

Etymology

From Proto-Tai *wɤjᴬ (fire). Cognate with Thai ไฟ (fai), Northern Thai ᨼᩱ (fai), Lao ໄຟ (fai), ᦺᦝ (fay), Tai Dam ꪼꪡ, Shan ၽႆး (pháy) or ၾႆး (fáy), Tai Nüa ᥜᥭᥰ (fäy), Zhuang feiz, Saek วี๊.

Pronunciation

Noun

fix

  1. fire

Catalan fix definition

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fixus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

fix (feminine fixa, masculine plural fixos, feminine plural fixes)

  1. fixed, not changing
  2. stationary

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Czech fix definition

Pronunciation

Noun

fix m

  1. felt-tip pen, marker

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Dutch fix definition

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Verb

fix

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fixen
  2. imperative of fixen

French fix definition

Pronunciation

Noun

fix m (plural fix)

  1. Alternative spelling of fixe

German fix definition

Etymology

Latin fīxus

Pronunciation

Adjective

fix (comparative fixer, superlative am fixesten)

  1. fixed (costs, salary)
    Synonym: fest
  2. quick
    Synonym: schnell
  3. smart
    Synonym: aufgeweckt

Declension

Descendants

  • Hungarian: fix

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Hungarian fix definition

Etymology

From German fix, from French fixe, from Latin figere, fixus.[1]

Pronunciation

Adjective

fix (not comparable)

  1. fixed, steady
    Synonyms: rögzített, megszabott
    fix fizetéssteady salary
  2. immovable
    Synonym: szilárd
  3. sure, certain
    Synonyms: biztos, bizonyos
    Az fix!You bet!

Declension

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative fix fixek
accusative fixet fixeket
dative fixnek fixeknek
instrumental fixszel fixekkel
causal-final fixért fixekért
translative fixszé fixekké
terminative fixig fixekig
essive-formal fixként fixekként
essive-modal fixül
inessive fixben fixekben
superessive fixen fixeken
adessive fixnél fixeknél
illative fixbe fixekbe
sublative fixre fixekre
allative fixhez fixekhez
elative fixből fixekből
delative fixről fixekről
ablative fixtől fixektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
fixé fixeké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
fixéi fixekéi

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Noun

fix

  1. a steady salary
    Havi százezer forint fixe van.He has a monthly salary of 100,000 Ft.

Declension

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative fix fixek
accusative fixet fixeket
dative fixnek fixeknek
instrumental fixszel fixekkel
causal-final fixért fixekért
translative fixszé fixekké
terminative fixig fixekig
essive-formal fixként fixekként
essive-modal fixül
inessive fixben fixekben
superessive fixen fixeken
adessive fixnél fixeknél
illative fixbe fixekbe
sublative fixre fixekre
allative fixhez fixekhez
elative fixből fixekből
delative fixről fixekről
ablative fixtől fixektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
fixé fixeké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
fixéi fixekéi
Possessive forms of fix
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. fixem fixeim
2nd person sing. fixed fixeid
3rd person sing. fixe fixei
1st person plural fixünk fixeink
2nd person plural fixetek fixeitek
3rd person plural fixük fixeik

References

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Old French fix definition

Alternative forms

Noun

fix m

  1. inflection of fil:
    1. oblique plural
    2. nominative singular

Romanian fix definition

Etymology

From French fixe, from Latin fixus.

Adjective

fix m or n (feminine singular fixă, masculine plural ficși, feminine and neuter plural fixe)

  1. fixed

Declension


Swedish fix definition

Etymology

Adjective

fix

  1. fixed, inflexible, rigid
    en fix idé
    a fixed idea

Declension

Inflection of fix
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular fix
Neuter singular fixt
Plural fixa
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 fixe
All fixa
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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Noun

fix c

  1. a fix, a dose of an addictive drug

Declension

Declension of fix 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fix fixen fixar fixarna
Genitive fix fixens fixars fixarnas