Fix

Fix
1. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make efinite. 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. (Science: photography) to render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications a will make it insensible to the action of light.
5. To put in prder; 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. To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.
Synonym: to arrange, prepare, adjust, place, establis, settle, determine.
Origin: cf. F. Fixer.


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