Meaning of fixture in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɪkstʃə/

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  • 1A piece of equipment or furniture which is fixed in position in a building or vehicle.

    ‘plumbing fixtures’
    • ‘Cathedral ceilings, antique light fixtures and furniture that looked as though it had come straight from the twenties.’
    • ‘Kitchen cabinets, light fixtures and switches had been removed and thrown on the floor, and a window had been knocked out.’
    • ‘Other products include lighting fixtures and wall panels.’
    • ‘The list of items bought included lawn equipment, bathroom fixtures, hardware and even a refrigerator.’
    • ‘There are materials right from paints, door handles, PVC doors, kitchen tiles and electrical fixtures that team up to make a graceful home.’
    • ‘He says home renovations are one of the strongest sectors in the economy and people are buying new floor coverings, kitchen cabinets and light fixtures.’
    • ‘Hunting trophies line the walls and cartwheel light fixtures hang from the ceiling, illuminating the tables and paved stone floor.’
    • ‘I quickly discovered that a piebald pigeon has taken up residence atop the light fixture on the balcony.’
    • ‘There's still floor covering, lighting fixtures, and furniture to arrive.’
    • ‘Insert the electrical cable into the fixture's junction box and fasten it with a cable clamp.’
    • ‘The spa's assets include about $75,000 worth of furniture, fixtures, and equipment.’
    • ‘Images of furniture, fixtures, and decorations were fired at me one after another, without really giving me time to appreciate anything.’
    • ‘Furniture-mounted uprights or fixtures built into hard partitions or casework are other possibilities.’
    • ‘My home-based design business sells store fixtures and related equipment to the retailers we work with.’
    • ‘The elongated light fixtures neatly built into the ceiling illuminated the corridors providing vision for the patrolling guard units.’
    • ‘The not-so-simple situation is where your wall switch controls a light fixture.’
    • ‘Most of the antique fixtures - including light fittings, window and door frames - went missing.’
    • ‘During assembly, the glass is first positioned in a fixture with several sensors around the sunroof.’
    • ‘There was a ceiling fan and light fixture, along with a tall floor lamp next to each bunk bed.’
    • ‘Remove the plumbing fixtures, faucet, handles, shower diverter, drain lever, and water valves.’
    fixed appliance, attachment, installation, unit
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    1. 1.1fixturesArticles attached to a house or land and considered legally part of it so that they normally remain in place when an owner moves.
      Compare with fitting (sense 1 of the noun)
      ‘the hotel retains many original fixtures and fittings’
      • ‘Until today it was possible to reduce stamp duty costs on house purchases by paying more for fixtures and fittings and a little less for the property.’
      • ‘The property is being sold inclusive of fixtures and fittings by the current owners.’
      • ‘Workmen are removing the remaining fixtures and fittings before bulldozers move in for the 30-week demolition job.’
      • ‘For several weeks the new centre has become a hive of activity as community volunteers put up the fixtures and fittings in time for the big move.’
      • ‘You might even be tempted to over-value these fixtures and fittings to ensure that your stamp duty bill would only be £2,499.’
      • ‘Pre-nuptials, which are often associated with Hollywood couples, generally deal with property, fixtures and fittings.’
      • ‘Investors also qualify for a tax allowance in respect of fixtures and fittings.’
      • ‘‘It's very important for buyers to be aware of the distinction between fixtures and fittings,’ said Tyrell.’
      • ‘The house has been featured in a number of style and interiors magazines, which is hardly surprising when you consider the quality of the fixtures and fittings.’
      • ‘If the house you are buying is on the threshold of stamp duty, make an offer excluding fixtures and fittings to keep the price below the threshold, and make a separate offer for these.’
      • ‘Not surprisingly, fixtures and fittings account for a high cost percentage in the bathroom.’
      • ‘Some of the loopholes, whereby sellers and buyers have agreed to avoid paying stamp duty by inflating the values of fixtures and fittings, will be closed.’
      • ‘She said a standard document should have been signed stating which fixtures and fittings would be left.’
      • ‘Small recessed ceiling fixtures provide additional illumination around the dining room.’
      • ‘Steel beams may be more usefully considered as part of the construction industry while nuts and bolts may be more usefully seen as part of a fixtures and fittings industry.’
      • ‘Claire's troubles began long before she got to the point of hiring tradesmen, let alone sourcing suitable fixtures and fittings.’
      • ‘It was going to be a massive job to bring it down and put it back up again, so we had the idea of changing the fixtures and fittings.’
      • ‘The new tenant will be expected to provide the fixtures and fittings inside the unit.’
      • ‘They barricaded themselves into one area in the landing on the wing causing damage to fixtures and fittings.’
      • ‘Measuring a spacious 2,300 sq ft the house has been finished to a very high standard, with all quality fixtures and fittings.’
    2. 1.2 informal A person or thing that is well established in a particular place or situation.
      • ‘the midfielder is set to become a permanent fixture in the England line-up’
      • ‘He didn't foresee, though, that the farce would become a permanent fixture in our cultural life.’
      • ‘A permanent fixture in the right back role, Fleming had a deserved testimonial awarded by his club at the start of this season.’
      • ‘A permanent fixture in his life for decades, Gerald, now 74, has been building sheds since he was a child.’
      • ‘Russell should be a permanent fixture in the top 25 of the Order of Merit, but he is treading water.’
      • ‘It is part of our national heritage and is a permanent fixture in our lives and that is not going to change anytime soon.’
      • ‘A bronze statue slightly taller than the man himself has now been unveiled, and will stand as a permanent fixture in Epworth.’
      • ‘Sherlock Holmes is a permanent fixture in popular culture, and he is particularly in fashion at the moment.’
      • ‘Foreign tourists are now almost a permanent fixture in front of the Secretariat gates.’
      • ‘It looks like the web and SMS are now a permanent fixture in the election media mix.’
      • ‘The image of them, seemed like it was a permanent fixture in my brain.’
      • ‘She was his world and he was going to make her a permanent fixture in his life.’
      • ‘That was because she didn't want him to get to close, and wanted to remind herself that he was not a permanent fixture in her life.’
      • ‘The match was postponed in February, but it is hoped the fixture will go on to become a permanent fixture in the local footballing calendar for years to come.’
      • ‘My derelict caravan was a permanent fixture in their boggy field.’
      • ‘Now, although he is horrified of the sight of this jar, I'm betting that it becomes a permanent fixture in the house.’
      • ‘All the components of one of the best gardening gifts I have ever received are now a permanent fixture in my household.’
      • ‘I'll know the outcome in a few weeks time as to whether I'm a permanent fixture in the office or not.’
      • ‘Basil's percussion playing is almost a permanent fixture in the mall and he sticks to his task of earning an honest dollar with zeal.’
      • ‘Should he continue in this fashion then he will become a permanent fixture in the South African team.’
      • ‘We have established ourselves as a fixture in the world of women's basketball.’
  • 2British A sporting event arranged to take place on a particular date.

    ‘the team's last away fixture of the season’
    • ‘The midweek snow had a devastating effect on the fixture list.’
    • ‘Why not arrange the fixture for a Wednesday at 7.30 pm and give everyone decent notice.’
    • ‘He wrote to the leading clubs of the time putting forward a proposal that they should combine to arrange home and away fixtures each season - and thus the seeds of The Football League were sown.’
    • ‘I congratulate you on your excellent coverage of not only national events but also international fixtures such as F - 1 racing.’
    • ‘And he wants the Nationwide League to follow suit, even though clubs outside the top flight have a busier fixture list.’
    • ‘If those clubs are out of Europe by then it would be no surprise to see a hastily arranged tour of the Far East after Christmas to fill in the gaps in the fixture list.’
    • ‘Premiership footballers complain of fatigue as early as October with their crammed fixture lists.’
    • ‘Still, look a little further down the fixture list and one or two tricky tasks spring forth.’
    • ‘I wanted them to take an overall look at the fixture list and make some changes to help us.’
    • ‘July 16 was one of the first dates he circled on his calendar when this season's fixture list came out.’
    • ‘The fixture list of dates and times is posted in the clubhouse.’
    • ‘Looking at the remaining fixture list, I've come up with a blueprint for survival and worked out where the points are going to come from.’
    • ‘He described the victory in the opening fixture of the group stage as a stepping stone for the season.’
    • ‘The dates for the said fixtures will be arranged for the end of June or early July.’
    • ‘I cannot take the risk of relying on a player who has not displayed anything essential during the pre-season fixtures and the championship games in his club.’
    • ‘They have scored four times in their three friendly fixtures.’
    • ‘He bemoaned the way the 2003 fixtures had been arranged with the big clubs playing each other in the first five weeks, saying it would take away the mid-season excitement.’
    • ‘His extra fitness will help him cope with the demands of the nearest rugby league gets to a fixture pile-up as they play twice more this week.’
    • ‘The spokesman said the number of international matches and Cup game fixtures had delayed the close of this year's league season.’
    • ‘It's another huge week of fixtures in the Championship.’
    match, race, game, competition, contest, meet, meeting, encounter, sporting event
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Late 16th century (in the sense ‘fixing, becoming fixed’): alteration (first found in Shakespeare) of obsolete fixure (from late Latin fixura, from Latin figere ‘to fix’), with t inserted on the pattern of mixture.