1. To create company, stable, or quick; to set
permanently; to fasten
immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to create efinite. "An ass's nole I fixed
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 keep
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. To render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications a will create 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 seat in the manner desired or most comfortable; 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, seat, establis, settle, determine.
Origin: Cf. F. Fixer.