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fixture

noun Save Word fix·​ture | \ ˈfiks-chər \

Definition of fixture

1 : the act or process of fixing : the state of being fixed 2 a : something that is fixed or attached (as to a building) as a permanent appendage or as a structural part a plumbing fixture b : a device for supporting work during machining c : an item of movable property so incorporated into real property that it may be regarded as legally a part of it 3 : a familiar or invariably present element or feature in some particular setting especially : a person long associated with a place or activity 4 : a settled date or time especially for a sporting or festive event also : such an event especially as a regularly scheduled affair Synonyms More Example Sentences Learn More About fixture

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Examples of fixture in a Sentence

He's been a fixture in the parade for many years. She hopes the new educational program will become a permanent fixture at the zoo. Recent Examples on the Web In Super League, where a representative fixture was played concurrently with league fixtures, and where games are played on less rest time, blowouts have also spiked. Mike Meehall Wood, Forbes , 5 July 2021 After the Beacon Hill fixture since 1933 reopened with a bang on June 7, pandemic-weary regulars were eager to toast the return of old friends, traditions, and habits. BostonGlobe.com , 3 July 2021 Now, DeSantis has become a Florida fixture , and his prominence continues to grow nationally. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com , 2 July 2021 Often a fixture during Art Basel Miami Beach, Williams was connected with Grutman by mutual friend Alexander Perez, a Miami street artist known as Coinslot. Shayne Benowitz, Condé Nast Traveler , 30 June 2021 Coach Cheryl Reeve has been a fixture as a Team USA assistant. Star Tribune , 29 June 2021 Earlier Tuesday, the soap world learned that Ray MacDonnell, a longtime fixture on All My Children, died at 93. Lynette Rice, EW.com , 29 June 2021 Lucky Bird Fried Chicken, a fixture at Grand Central Market since 2018, recently spread its wings with an additional outpost in Eagle Rock. Jean Trinh, Los Angeles Times , 29 June 2021 But just as the ButterKrust brand lives on, so, too, do the memories of its most beloved advertisement, a San Antonio fixture for more than 40 years. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News , 29 June 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fixture.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback .

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First Known Use of fixture

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fixture

alteration of earlier fixure (probably after mixture ), going back to Middle English, point of attachment, borrowed from Late Latin fīxūra action of fixing, place where a nail is fixed, from Latin fīxus, past participle of fīgere to drive in, insert, fasten + -ūra -ure — more at fix entry 1

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The first known use of fixture was in 1598

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“Fixture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary , Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fixture. Accessed 17 Jul. 2021.

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fixture

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fixture

: something (such as a light, toilet, sink, etc.) that is attached to a house or building and that is not removed when the house or building is sold : a person or thing that has been part of something or involved in something for a long time British , sports : a game played at a particular time and place

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fixture

noun fix·​ture | \ ˈfiks-chər \

Kids Definition of fixture

: something (as a light or sink) attached as a permanent part bathroom fixtures

fixture

noun fix·​ture

Legal Definition of fixture

: an item of movable property so incorporated into a real property that it may be regarded as legally a part of it

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