AskDefine | Define fixture

Dictionary Definition



1 a object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)
2 a regular patron; "an habitue of the racetrack"; "a bum who is a Central Park fixture" [syn: regular, habitue]
3 the quality of being fixed in place [syn: fastness, fixedness, fixity, secureness]
4 the act of putting something in working order again [syn: repair, fix, fixing, mend, mending, reparation]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Something that is fixed in place, especially a permanent appliance or other item of personal property that is considered part of a house and is sold with it
  2. a regular patron of a place or institution
  3. a lighting unit; a luminaire
  4. a scheduled match

Extensive Definition

A fixture can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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