1. That which is fixed or attached to something as a permanent appendage; as, the fixtures of a pump; the fixtures of a farm or of a dwelling, that is, the articles which a tenant may not take away.
2. State of being fixed; fixedness.
The firm fixture of thy foot. --Shak.
3. Law Anything of an accessory character annexed to houses and lands, so as to constitute a part of them. This term is, however, quite frequently used in the peculiar sense of personal chattels annexed to lands and tenements, but removable by the person annexing them, or his personal representatives. In this latter sense, the same things may be fixtures under some circumstances, and not fixtures under others.
Note: ☞ This word is frequently substituted for fixure (formerly the word in common use) in new editions of old works.
n 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,
4: the act of putting something in working order again [syn: repair,
fix, fixing, mend, mending, reparation]