American English

Definition of fixed adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1staying the same; not changing or able to be changed fixed prices a fixed rate of interest people living on fixed incomes The money has been invested for a fixed period.
  2. 2(often disapproving) (of ideas and wishes) held very firmly; not easily changed My parents had fixed ideas about what I should become.
  3. 3[only before noun] (of expressions on someone's face) not changing and not sincere He greeted all his guests with a fixed smile on his face.
  4. Idioms
    how are you, etc. fixed (for something)? (informal)
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    used to ask how much of something a person has, or to ask about arrangements How are you fixed for cash? How are we fixed for Saturday (= have we arranged to do anything)?
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