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
  1. noun
    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, 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
  2. noun
    the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
    synonyms: fastness, fixedness, fixity, secureness
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    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
  3. noun
    the act of putting something in working order again
    synonyms: 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
  4. noun
    a regular patron
    synonyms: habitue, regular
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    frequenter, patron
    a regular customer
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