A fixture is something that is stuck or "fixed" somewhere, like the plumbing fixtures in your bathroom or the guy who is a fixture in this favorite diner, always sitting in the third booth from the door.

When a house is for sale, it's generally assumed that the fixtures — the kitchen sink, the fireplace, or a ceiling fan — are included with the house. Fixtures tend to be the objects that are fixed, or securely fastened, in place. A regular patron or customer can also be called a fixture, like the fixtures at the local diner who never fail to show up for the early bird special. Fixture, modeled after mixture, comes from the Latin root fixus, "immovable, established, or settled."

Definitions of fixture

n an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)

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bathroom fixture
any fixture in a bathroom
lighting fixture
a fixture providing artificial light
plumbing fixture
a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
soap dish
a bathroom or kitchen fixture for holding a bar of soap
chandelier, pendant, pendent
branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling
fluorescent, fluorescent fixture
a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp
fount, fountain
a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water
indirect lighting
a concealed lighting fixture
a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you
plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne, toilet
a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
a plumbing fixture (usually attached to the wall) used by men to urinate
hydrant, tap, water faucet, water tap
a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
Type of:
artefact, artifact
a man-made object taken as a whole

n the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment

fastness, fixedness, fixity, secureness
the quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints
lodgement, lodging, lodgment
the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily
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immovability, immovableness
not capable of being moved or rearranged

n the act of putting something in working order again

fix, fixing, mend, mending, repair, reparation
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the act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads
the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
care, maintenance, upkeep
activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
band aid, quick fix, quickie, quicky
hurried repair
the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
the activity of constructing something again
the act of restoring something to its original state
restoration to a previous state
camera care
keeping a camera in good working order
car care
keeping a car in good working order
inspection and repair, overhaul, service
periodic maintenance on a car or machine
the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of low-income residents)
reclamation, rehabilitation, renewal
the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
a complete reconstruction and renovation of something
reassembly, refabrication
assembling again
re-formation, regeneration
forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting
building again
pump priming
introducing water into a pump to improve the seal and start the water flowing
scheduled maintenance
maintenance at a regularly scheduled time
steam fitting
care (installation and maintenance) of equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating
the restoration of someone to a useful place in society
the act of restoring someone to a previous position
the act of restoring to a more youthful condition
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the act of improving something

n a regular patron

“a bum who is a Central Park fixture
habitue, regular
Type of:
frequenter, patron
a regular customer

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