• The Fixing of a Drawer Rail, Seen From Below
    The Fixing of a Drawer Rail, Seen From Below
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fixings the accessories that normally accompany (something or some activity) "an elaborate formal dinner with all the fixings","he bought a Christmas tree and trimmings to decorate it"
    • n fixings food that is a component of a mixture in cooking "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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"Fixed on the fall." "Fixed on the fall."

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In gangster slang, a boxing match that is fixed is called a "barney."
    • Fixings things needed for putting in order, arrangement
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  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only those who keep their eye fixed on the far horizon will find their right road.”
  • Thomas Kempis
    “The intention which is fixed on God as its only end will keep people steady in their purposes, and deliver them from being the joke and scorn of fortune.”
  • Horace
    “The avarice person is ever in want; let your desired aim have a fixed limit.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Fix'd like a plan on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.”
  • B. R. Hayden
    B. R. Hayden
    “The first proof of a person's incapacity to achieve, is their endeavoring to fix the stigma of failure on others.”


If it ain't broke, don't fix it - Any attempt to improve on a system that already works is pointless and may even hurt it.
In a fix - If you are in a fix, you are in trouble.
Quick fix - A quick fix is an easy solution, especially one that will not last.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., fixus, figĕre, to fix, prob. through O. Fr. fix, or Low L. fixāre.


In literature:

The term of service is fixed by agreement between the stern parent and the youth.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
I went thar to be fixed up a bit.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
His eyes too, were the eyes of a master, twinkling a little as to their light, but steady as to their direction, being fixed on Maddox.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
The parliament must have the power to decide the laws and fix the budgets.
"The Fight For The Republic in China" by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
On the 17th the wind continued veering, by little and little, to the south, till midnight, when it fixed at S.W.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
He'll fix things ready for your trip.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
The Pratt sisters were fixed into their smartness as some faces are fixed into a grin.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
It was the only fixed object in the waste of foam-capped waves.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
It will be seen by reference to the constitution, that the number of representatives was for the time fixed at sixty-five.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
The measure of elephants must be fixed at the same number.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"

In poetry:

I walk with bare, hushed feet the ground
Ye tread with boldness shod;
I dare not fix with mete and bound
The love and power of God.
"The Eternal Goodness" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Long their fixed eyes to heaven bent,
Unchanged, they did never move,
As if so great and pure a love
No glass but it could represent.
"An Ode Upon a Question Moved, Whether Love Should Continue Forever" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury
These weary hours will not be lost,
These days of passive misery,
These nights of darkness anguish tost
If I can fix my heart on Thee.
"Last Lines" by Anne Bronte
Blest is the nation where the Lord
Hath fixed his gracious throne,
Where he reveals his heav'nly word,
And calls their tribes his own.
"Psalm 33 part 2" by Isaac Watts
My lyre I tune, my voice I raise,
But with my numbers mix my sighs;
And whilst I sing Euphelia's praise,
I fix my soul on Cloe's eyes.
"The Merchant, To Secure His Treasure" by Matthew Prior
Yes—might the Pagan's waking eyes,
O'er Flavia's beauty range,
He there would fix his lasting choice,
Nor dare, nor wish, to change.
"Valentine's Day" by William Shenstone

In news:

How can I fix a bandsaw tire with irregularities that bump the blade.
ZURICH – UBS unveiled new leadership for its investment bank on Monday, following the announcement last week that the Swiss bank will wind down its fixed income business that include cuts of 15 percent of overall staff.
The average rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate dipped just slightly to 3.61 percent this week, according to Bankrate .com's weekly national survey.
The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.44 discount and origination points.
Portishead leader Geoff Barrow teams with fellow noise enthusiasts Billy Fuller (Fuzz Against Junk) and Matt Williams (Team Brick) to bang out an uneven krautrock tribute album live in the studio without overdubs or fussy fixes.
'Fixes' package back to the House.
Senate Democrats beat back GOP alterations to healthcare 'fixes'.
Senate Democrats prevail, so far, in keeping the package of healthcare 'fixes' intact.
Broken By Weight Loss, 'Fixed' By Beaux .
Artist and parishioner Ed Rogowski fixes imperfections on a crucifix on the altar of St Bede the Venerable Church in Northampton as part or the church's restoration project.
Join the Fix Fridays at 11 am ET to discuss the latest in campaigns and political news.
Pot- bellied pig's itch is easily fixed.
Prince George's County has unveiled a new, community based program to fix the little things that lead to bigger crimes.
The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions dons culinary lederhosen with prix fixe & outdoor bier garden.
Fixing those unsightly electrical cords .

In science:

In other words multiplicities of components of the b-divisor Fix(nD) are bounded (see 8.1).
On Zariski decomposition problem
If D · C < 0 for some curve C , then C ⊂ Fix |nD | for any n ∈ N.
On Zariski decomposition problem
Furthermore, (nD − mC ) · C < 0 whenever m < n D ·C C 2 , i.e., mC ≤ Fix |nD | for such m.
On Zariski decomposition problem
This is means that the multiplicity C in Fix |nD | goes to infinity, a contradiction.
On Zariski decomposition problem
Therefore, Fix |(a + m)D | = Fix |F + H + mD | is bounded by the divisor F , a contradiction.
On Zariski decomposition problem