Meaning of FIXED in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ fɪkst ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


You use fixed to describe something which stays the same and does not or cannot vary.

They issue a fixed number of shares that trade publicly...

Tickets will be printed with fixed entry times...

Many restaurants offer fixed-price menus.

= set

ADJ : usu ADJ n


If you say that someone has fixed ideas or opinions, you mean that they do not often change their ideas and opinions, although perhaps they should.

...people who have fixed ideas about things.

≠ flexible

ADJ : usu ADJ n


If someone has a fixed smile on their face, they are smiling even though they do not feel happy or pleased.

I had to go through the rest of the evening with a fixed smile on my face.



Someone who is of no fixed address , or in British English no fixed abode , does not have a permanent place to live. ( FORMAL )

They are not able to get a job interview because they have no fixed address...

He’s of no fixed abode and we found him on the streets.

PHRASE : of/with PHR , v PHR


see also fix

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