Definition of fixture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfɪkstʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪkstʃər//
    Interior décor
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  1. 1(British English) a sports event that has been arranged to take place on a particular date and at a particular place an annual fixture Saturday’s fixture against Liverpool the season’s fixture list Wordfinderathlete, champion, compete, fixture, match, record, spectator, sport, stadium, tournament
  2. 2a thing such as a bath/ bathtub or a toilet that is fixed in a house and that you do not take with you when you move house (British English) The price of the house includes fixtures and fittings. (figurative) He has stayed with us so long he seems to have become a permanent fixture. CollocationsDecorating and home improvementHouses refurbish/​renovate/ (British English) do up a building/​a house convert a building/​house/​room into homes/​offices/(especially North American English) apartments/(British English) flats extend/​enlarge a house/​building/​room/​kitchen build (British English) an extension (to the back/​rear of a house)/(North American English) an addition (on/​to something)/(British English) a conservatory knock down/​demolish a house/​home/​building/​wall knock out/​through the wall separating two roomsDecoration furnish/​paint/ (especially British English) decorate a home/​house/​apartment/​flat/​room be decorated in bright colours/(especially US English) colors/​in a traditional style/​with flowers/​with paintings paint/​plaster the walls/​ceiling hang/​put up/​strip off/​remove the wallpaper install/​replace/​remove the bathroom fixtures/(British English) fittings build/​put up shelves lay wooden flooring/​timber decking/​floor tiles/​a carpet/​a patio put up/​hang/​take down a picture/​painting/​poster/​curtainDIY/​home improvement do (British English) DIY/​carpentry/​the plumbing/​the wiring make home improvements add/​install central heating/​underfloor heating/​insulation fit/​install double-glazing/​a smoke alarm insulate your house/​your home/​the walls/​the pipes/​the tanks/(especially British English) the loft fix/​repair a roof/​a leak/​a pipe/​the plumbing/​a leaking (especially British English) tap/(usually North American English) faucet block/​clog (up)/unblock/​unclog a pipe/​sink make/​drill/​fill a hole hammer (in)/pull out/​remove a nail tighten/​untighten/​loosen/​remove a screw saw/​cut/​treat/​stain/​varnish/​paint wood compare fitting See related entries: Interior décor
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘fixing, becoming fixed’): alteration (first found in Shakespeare) of obsolete fixure (from late Latin fixura, from Latin figere ‘to fix’), with t inserted on the pattern of mixture.Extra examples The club was fined for not fulfilling its fixtures at the weekend. The golf club has staged many international fixtures. The new conductor is now a permanent fixture in the orchestra. The team is playing an important fixture this evening. There are plans to make the race an annual fixture. a full fixture list of friendly matches a home fixture against Leeds an exceptional example of Victorian architecture with the original fixtures and fittings intact It will be difficult to fit the match into an already crowded fixture list.
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