localization, localisation, location, locating, fix

(noun) a determination of the place where something is; “he got a good fix on the target”


(noun) an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; “collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers”

repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation

(noun) the act of putting something in working order again


(noun) something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; “she needed a fix of chocolate”

fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish

(noun) informal terms for a difficult situation; “he got into a terrible fix”; “he made a muddle of his marriage”

sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix

(verb) make infertile; “in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized”

repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on

(verb) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; “She repaired her TV set”; “Repair my shoes please”

fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set

(verb) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; “Get the children ready for school!”; “prepare for war”; “I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill”


(verb) kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

fixate, fix

(verb) make fixed, stable or stationary; “let’s fix the picture to the frame”

specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit

(verb) decide upon or fix definitely; “fix the variables”; “specify the parameters”

fasten, fix, secure

(verb) cause to be firmly attached; “fasten the lock onto the door”; “she fixed her gaze on the man”

situate, fix, posit, deposit

(verb) put (something somewhere) firmly; “She posited her hand on his shoulder”; “deposit the suitcase on the bench”; “fix your eyes on this spot”


(verb) set or place definitely; “Let’s fix the date for the party!”

cook, fix, ready, make, prepare

(verb) prepare for eating by applying heat; “Cook me dinner, please”; “can you make me an omelette?”; “fix breakfast for the guests, please”


(verb) influence an event or its outcome by illegal means; “fix a race”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



fix (third-person singular simple present fixes, present participle fixing, simple past and past participle fixed or fixt)

(transitive, obsolete) To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix.

(transitive, by extension) (Of a piercing look) to direct at someone.

(transitive) To attach; to affix; to hold in place or at a particular time.

(transitive, figuratively, usually in the passive) To focus or determine (oneself, on a concept); to fixate.

(transitive) To mend, to repair.

(transitive, informal) To prepare (food or drink).

(transitive) To make (a contest, vote, or gamble) unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins; to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion

(transitive, US, informal) To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.

(transitive, mathematics, sematics) To map a (point or subset) to itself.

(transitive, informal) To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.

(transitive) To render (a photographic impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensitive to the action of light.

(transitive, chemistry, biology) To convert into a stable or available form.

(intransitive) To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.

(intransitive) To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.


• (pierce): impale, run through, stick

• (hold in place): join, put together, unite; see also join

• (mend; repair): patch, put to rights, rectify; see also repair

• (make a contest unfair): doctor, rig

• (render infertile): neuter, spay, desex, castrate

• (settle or remain permanently): establish, settle down


• (to hold in place): move, change


fix (plural fixes)

A repair or corrective action.

Hyponyms: bugfix, technofix

A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma; a predicament.

Synonym: Thesaurus:difficult situation

(informal) A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user.

A prearrangement of the outcome of a supposedly competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.

A determination of location.

(US) fettlings (mixture used to line a furnace)


FIX (plural FIXs)

Abbreviation of factor IX. (clotting factor IX)

Proper noun

Fix (plural Fixes)

A surname.


• According to the 2010 United States Census, Fix is the 6431st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 5282 individuals. Fix is most common among White (95.02%) individuals.

Source: Wiktionary

Fix, a. Etym: [OE., fr. L. fixus, p.p. of figere to fix; cf. F. fixe.]

Definition: Fixed; solidified. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Fix, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fixed; p. pr. & vb. n. Fixing.] Etym: [Cf. F. fixer.]

1. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make efinite. 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.)

Definition: To render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications a will make it insensible to the action of light. Abney.

5. To put in prder; 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.)

Definition: To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.


– To arrange; prepare; adjust; place; establis; settle; determine.

Fix, v. i.

1. To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest. Your kindness banishes your fear, Resolved to fix forever here. Waller.

2. To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance. Bacon. To fix on, to settle the opinion or resolution about; to determine regarding; as, the contracting parties have fixed on certain leading points.

Fix, n.

1. A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dillema. [Colloq.] Is he not living, then No. is he dead, then No, nor dead either. Poor Aroar can not live, and can not die, -- so that he is in an almighty fix. De Quincey.

2. (Iron Manuf.)

Definition: fettling. [U.S.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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(noun) a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing

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Coffee Trivia

The Boston Tea Party helped popularize coffee in America. The hefty tea tax imposed on the colonies in 1773 resulted in America switching from tea to coffee. In the lead up to the Revolutionary War, it became patriotic to sip java instead of tea. The Civil War made the drink more pervasive. Coffee helped energize tired troops, and drinking it became an expression of freedom.

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