Fix

Definition of Fix

Pronunciation: fĭkst
a.1.Fixed; solidified.
v. t.1.To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.
[imp. & p. p. Fixed (fĭkst); p. pr. & vb. n. Fixing.]
An ass's nole I fixed on his head.
- Shak.
O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers
May also fix their reverence.
- Herbert.
His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
- Ps. cxii. 7.
And fix far deeper in his head their stings.
- Milton.
2.To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite.
- Pope.
One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven.
- Young.
3.To transfix; to pierce.
4.(Photog.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating with a developer to make it insensible to the action of light.
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.
6.(Iron Manuf.) To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.
v. i.1.To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
Your kindness banishes your fear,
Resolved to fix forever here.
- Waller.
2.To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.
To fix on
to settle the opinion or resolution about; to determine regarding; as, the contracting parties have fixed on certain leading points.
n.1.A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma.
Is he not living, then? No. is he dead, then? No, nor dead either. Poor Aroar can not live, and can not die, - so that he is in an almighty fix.
- De Quincey.
2.(Iron Manuf.) fettling.

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