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fix·ture

 (fĭks′chər)
n.
1. Something securely fixed in place.
2. Something attached as a permanent appendage, apparatus, or appliance: plumbing fixtures.
3. Law An item of personal property that is physically attached to a property and becomes part of it, as a machine that is installed.
4. One that is invariably present in and long associated with a place: a journalist who became a Washington fixture.
5.
a. The act or process of fixing.
b. The condition of being fixed.

[Variant of obsolete fixure, from Late Latin fīxūra, from Latin fīxus, fixed; see fix.]

fixture

(ˈfɪkstʃə)
n
1. an object firmly fixed in place, esp a household appliance
2. a person or thing regarded as fixed in a particular place or position
3. (Law) property law an article attached to land and regarded as part of it
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a device to secure a workpiece in a machine tool
5. (Team Sports, other than specified) chiefly
a. a sports match or social occasion
b. the date of such an event
6. rare the act of fixing
[C17: from Late Latin fixūra a fastening (with -t- by analogy with mixture)]
ˈfixtureless adj

fix•ture

(ˈfɪks tʃər)

n.
1. something securely and usu. permanently attached or appended, as to a building: a light fixture.
2. a person or thing long established in the same place or position.
3. a chattel that has been attached to property so that its removal would damage the property and may therefore be considered as part of the property.
4. the act of fixing.
5. an event that takes place regularly.
[1590–1600; variant of obsolete fixure (< Late Latin fixūra; see fix, -ure), with -t- from mixture]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fixture - an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)fixture - an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
bathroom fixture - any fixture in a bathroom
lighting fixture - a fixture providing artificial light
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
soap dish - a bathroom or kitchen fixture for holding a bar of soap
2.fixture - a regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture"
frequenter, patron - a regular customer
3.fixture - the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
immovability, immovableness - not capable of being moved or rearranged
lodgement, lodging, lodgment - the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily; "the lodgment of the balloon in the tree"
4.fixture - the act of putting something in working order againfixture - the act of putting something in working order again
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
darning - the act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads
patching - the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
maintenance, upkeep, care - activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
quick fix, quickie, quicky, band aid - hurried repair
restoration - the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
reconstruction - the activity of constructing something again
restitution - the act of restoring something to its original state
Translations
قِطْعَة أثاث ثابِتَهمَوْعِد مُحَدَّد
utkánízabudovaný kus nábytku
fast inventarstævne
fastur liîur; kappleikur á föstum tímumföst tæki, naglfastur búnaîur
zabudovaný kus nábytku
fikstürmüsabakasabityerinden oynatılamıyan

fixture

[ˈfɪkstʃəʳ]
A. N
1. [of house etc] fixturesinstalaciones fpl fijas
the house was sold with fixtures and fittingsla casa se vendió totalmente equipada
2. (Sport) → encuentro m
3. (= permanent feature) → elemento m fijo; (= date) → fecha f fija
he's become a permanent fixture in this house (hum) → es como si fuera parte del mobiliario de la casa
B. CPD fixture list Nlista f de encuentros

fixture

[ˈfɪkstʃər] n
(= match) → rencontre f
(in place, room)installation f (fixe)
fixtures and fittings → les aménagements intérieurs
(= person)
She is a fixture in New York's nightclubs → Elle fait partie des meubles dans les boîtes de nuit new-yorkaises.fixture list n [sports team] → calendrier m des matchs

fixture

n
(of a building etc) fixturesAusstattung f, → unbewegliches Inventar (form); fixtures and fittingsAnschlüsse und unbewegliches Inventar (form); lighting fixtureselektrische Anschlüsse; to be a fixture (fig hum, person) → zum Inventar gehören
(Brit Sport) → Spiel nt

fixture

[ˈfɪkstʃəʳ] n
a. (of house) fixtures nplimpianti mpl
b. (Sport) → incontro

fix

(fiks) verb
1. to make firm or steady. He fixed the post firmly in the ground; He fixed his eyes on the door.
2. to attach; to join. He fixed the shelf to the wall.
3. to mend or repair. He has succeeded in fixing my watch.
4. to direct (attention, a look etc) at. She fixed all her attention on me.
5. (often with up) to arrange; to settle. to fix a price; We fixed (up) a meeting.
6. to make (something) permanent by the use of certain chemicals. to fix a photgraphic print.
7. to prepare; to get ready. I'll fix dinner tonight.
noun
trouble; a difficulty. I'm in a terrible fix!
fixˈation noun
a strong idea or opinion for or against something that one does not or cannot change. She has a fixation about travelling alone.
fixed adjective
1. arranged in advance; settled. a fixed price.
2. steady; not moving. a fixed gaze/stare.
3. arranged illegally or dishonestly. The result was fixed.
fixedly (ˈfiksidli) adverb
steadily. He stared fixedly.
fixture (ˈfikstʃə) noun
1. a fixed piece of furniture etc. We can't move the cupboard – it's a built-in fixture.
2. an event, especially sporting, arranged for a certain time. The football team has a fixture on Saturday.
fix on
to decide on, choose. Have you fixed on a date for the wedding?
fix (someone) up with (something)
to provide (someone) with (something). Can you fix me up with a car for tomorrow?
References in classic literature ?
It stood nearly beneath the eaves of Boston's earliest church, and appeared to be a fixture there.
It was vain to try to read with such an inscrutable fixture before me; nor could I, in impatience, consent to be dumb; he might rebuff me if my he liked, but talk I would.
I dine between twelve and one o'clock; the housekeeper, a matronly lady, taken as a fixture along with the house, could not, or would not, comprehend my request that I might be served at five) - on mounting the stairs with this lazy intention, and stepping into the room, I saw a servant-girl on her knees surrounded by brushes and coal-scuttles, and raising an infernal dust as she extinguished the flames with heaps of cinders.
If we fail, she will be a fixture at Sea View, to a dead certainty.
I made out that I was fastened to a stout perpendicular ladder a few inches from the wall - a fixture there - the means of ascent to the loft above.
Better a thousand times he should be a milksop than what he, Hunsden, calls 'a fine lad;' and moreover she says that if Hunsden were to become a fixture in the neighbourhood, and were not a mere comet, coming and going, no one knows how, when, where, or why, she should be quite uneasy till she had got Victor away to a school at least a hundred miles off; for that with his mutinous maxims and unpractical dogmas, he would ruin a score of children.
Supposing, then, the springs upon each sash to be the same, as was probable, there must be found a difference between the nails, or at least between the modes of their fixture.
Here and there the hills fell away in long, low points, and broke the sameness of the outline, or setting to the long and wide field of snow, which, without house, tree, fence, or any other fixture, resembled so much spot less cloud settled to the earth.
The old lady thinks I am permanent fixture here, but I shall go away with these straight off - immediately.
Jobling, pronouncing that word as if he meant a necessary fixture in an English stable.
After the wonderful success of "Ozma of Oz" it is evident that Dorothy has become a firm fixture in these Oz stories.
He was a tall man of middle age, with two goggle eyes whereof one was a fixture, a rubicund nose, a cadaverous face, and a suit of clothes (if the term be allowable when they suited him not at all) much the worse for wear, very much too small, and placed upon such a short allowance of buttons that it was marvellous how he contrived to keep them on.