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. [1913 Webster]

An ass's nole I fixed on his head. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers May also fix their reverence. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. --Ps. cxii. 7. [1913 Webster]

And fix far deeper in his head their stings. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker. [1913 Webster]

Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven. --Young. [1913 Webster]

3. To transfix; to pierce. [Obs.] --Sandys. [1913 Webster]

4. (Photog.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating with a developer to make it insensible to the action of light. --Abney. [1913 Webster]

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.] [1913 Webster]

6. (Iron Manuf.) To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.

Syn: To arrange; prepare; adjust; place; establish; settle; determine. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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