from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Fixed position; stable condition; firmness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Fixed position; stable condition; firmness.

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  • noun obsolete Fixed position; stable condition; firmness.


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Latin fixura a fastening, from figere to fix. See fix, and compare fixture.


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  • It should also be noted that Ruud Gullit, a fixure in European football in the 90's, is the head coach of the LA Galaxies.

    Beckham's Team, LA Galaxy, Loses Badly 2008

  • And the light fixure is about a quarter full right how (or three quarters empty, depending on how you wanna look at it) but I just can't be bothered doing anything about it right now.

    One Way Ticket To Crazytown! emu-head 2007

  • [2]: "Without this latent presence of the 'I am,' all modes of existence in the external world flit before us as colored shadows, with no greater depth, root, or fixure, than the image of a rock hath in the gliding stream, or the rainbow on the fast-sailing rain storm."

    Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright

  • The dismissal of the actress who has been a fixure of the town's News 2011

  • Continual sneer, continual irony, all excellent, if it were not for the 'all;' -- but a countenance, with a malignant smile in statuary fixure on it, becomes at length an object of aversion, however beautiful the face, and however beautiful the smile.

    Literary Remains, Volume 1 Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1803

  • The-fixure of her eye has motion ln*tf As we were mockM with art.

    The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected 1773

  • And this we have represented to us most clearly in the plastic art, or statuary; where the perfection of outward form is a symbol of the perfection of an inward idea; where the body is wholly penetrated by the soul, and spiritualized even to a state of glory, and like a transparent substance, the matter, in its own nature darkness, becomes altogether a vehicle and fixure of light, a mean of developing its beauties, and unfolding its wealth of various colors without disturbing its unity, or causing a division of the parts.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2 Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1803

  • ? an abfolute courtier 5 ami the firm fixure of thy would give an excellent motion to thy gait, in a circled farthingale.

    Works 1795


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  • reads more like a verb than a noun to modern ear

    February 11, 2012