1. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.
"An ass's nole I fixed on his head." -- Shak.
"O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers May also fix their reverence." -- Herbert.
"His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord." -- Ps. cxii. 7.
"And fix far deeper in his head their stings." -- Milton.
2. To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
"Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite." -- Pope.
"One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven." -- Young.
3. To transfix; to pierce. [Obs.] Sandys.
4. (Photog.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensible to the action of light. Abney.
5. To put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room. [Colloq. U.S.]
6. (Iron Manuf.) To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.
Syn. -- To arrange; prepare; adjust; place; establish; settle; determine.