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fixed

[fikst] /fɪkst/
adjective
1.
fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable; firmly implanted; stationary; rigid.
2.
rendered stable or permanent, as color.
3.
set or intent upon something; steadily directed:
a fixed stare.
4.
definitely and permanently placed:
a fixed buoy; a fixed line of defense.
5.
not fluctuating or varying; definite:
a fixed purpose.
6.
supplied with or having enough of something necessary or wanted, as money.
7.
coming each year on the same calendar date:
Christmas is a fixed holiday, but Easter is not.
8.
put in order.
9.
Informal. arranged in advance privately or dishonestly:
a fixed horse race.
10.
Chemistry.
  1. (of an element) taken into a compound from its free state.
  2. nonvolatile, or not easily volatilized:
    a fixed oil.
11.
Mathematics. (of a point) mapped to itself by a given function.
Origin of fixed
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see fix, -ed2
Related forms
fixedly
[fik-sid-lee, fikst-lee] /ˈfɪk sɪd li, ˈfɪkst li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
fixedness, noun
semifixed, adjective
Synonyms
3. constant, steady, unvarying, unwavering, firm.
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Examples from the Web for fixedly
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  • To his horror the man at the desk raised his head and revealed to him the face of an entire stranger, who regarded him fixedly.

    Modern Magic Maximilian Schele de Vere
  • He stared at her fixedly, his shifty eyes for once held steady.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • He paused, and the lady looked at him fixedly and curiously.

    The Witch of Prague F. Marion Crawford
  • Valentine, however, had stopped short, gazing at him fixedly.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • She sketched rapidly but fixedly and absorbedly, evidently forgetting all else in her work.

    Under the Redwoods Bret Harte
  • As he did not answer but grew still paler, she looked at him fixedly.

    Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
  • She lifted her slender, white hands and regarded them fixedly.

  • Still he stood looking down at her, fixedly, almost threateningly.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Bewilderment grew in the blue eyes regarding her so fixedly.

    Judith of the Cumberlands Alice MacGowan
  • He looked pale to her now, of a yellowed, unhappy hue, and he was staring at her fixedly.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
British Dictionary definitions for fixedly

fixed

/fɪkst/
adjective
1.
attached or placed so as to be immovable
2.
not subject to change; stable: fixed prices
3.
steadily directed: a fixed expression
4.
established as to relative position: a fixed point
5.
not fluctuating; always at the same time: a fixed holiday
6.
(of ideas, notions, etc) firmly maintained
7.
(of an element) held in chemical combination: fixed nitrogen
8.
(of a substance) nonvolatile
9.
arranged
10.
(astrology) of, relating to, or belonging to the group consisting of the four signs of the zodiac Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, which are associated with stability Compare cardinal (sense 9), mutable (sense 2)
11.
(informal) equipped or provided for, as with money, possessions, etc
12.
(informal) illegally arranged: a fixed trial
Derived Forms
fixedly (ˈfɪksɪdlɪ) adverb
fixedness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for fixedly

fixed

adjective

  1. Having the outcome prearranged: the World Series is fixed
  2. Neutered: fixed cats
  3. Intoxicated or drugged
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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