- something securely, and usually permanently, attached or appended, as to a house, apartment building, etc.: a light fixture; kitchen fixtures.
- a person or thing long established in the same place or position.
- any of various devices for holding work in a machine tool, especially one for machining in a straight line, as in a planer or milling machine.
- any of various devices for holding parts in certain positions during welding, assembly, etc.
- Law. a movable chattel, as a machine or heating plant, that, by reason of annexation to real property and adaptation to continuing use in connection with the realty, is considered a part of the realty.
- Fox Hunting. one of a series of meets scheduled by a hunt to take place at a time and location listed on a card (fixture card) that is sent, usually once a month, to each member of a hunt.
- the act of fixing.
- British. an event that takes place regularly.
- an object firmly fixed in place, esp a household appliance
- a person or thing regarded as fixed in a particular place or position
- property law an article attached to land and regarded as part of it
- a device to secure a workpiece in a machine tool
- mainly British
- a sports match or social occasion
- the date of such an event
- rare the act of fixing
1590s, “act of fixing,” perhaps from fix (v.) on model of mixture. Meaning “anything fixed or securely fastened” is from 1812.