fix vs location what difference

what is difference between fix and location

English

Etymology

From Middle English fixen, borrowed from Old French *fixer (attested only as ficher, fichier; > English fitch), from fixe (fastened; fixed), from Latin fīxus (immovable; steady; stable; fixed), from fīgere (to drive in; stick; fasten), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeygʷ- (to jab; stick; set). Related to dig.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈfɪks/
  • Rhymes: -ɪks

Verb

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

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix.
    1. (transitive, by extension) (Of a piercing look) to direct at someone.
  2. (transitive) To attach; to affix; to hold in place or at a particular time.
    1. (transitive, figuratively, usually in the passive) To focus or determine (oneself, on a concept); to fixate.
  3. (transitive) To mend, to repair.
  4. (transitive, informal) To prepare (food or drink).
  5. (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.
  6. (transitive, US, informal) To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.
  7. (transitive, mathematics, sematics) To map a (point or subset) to itself.
  8. (transitive, informal) To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.
  9. (transitive) To render (a photographic impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensitive to the action of light.
  10. (transitive, chemistry, biology) To convert into a stable or available form.
    • 1878, William de Wiveleslie Abney, A treatise on photography
      it is well to fix with sodium hyposulphite , and to wash as usual
  11. (intransitive) To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
    • 1665, Edmund Waller, “Upon Her Maiesties New Buildings at Somerset-House”:
      Accuſing ſome malignant Star,
      Not Britain, for that fateful War,
      Your kindneſs baniſhes your fear,
      Reſolv’d to fix for ever here.
    • 1801, Robert Southey, Thalaba the Destroyer:
      A cheerless place! the solitary Bee,
      Whose buzzing was the only sound of life,
      Flew there on restless wing,
      Seeking in vain one blossom, where to fix.
  12. (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.
    • quicksilver will ‘fix, so asto endure the hammer

Alternative forms

  • fixe (archaic)

Synonyms

  • (pierce): impale, run through, stick
  • (hold in place): join, put together, unite; see also Thesaurus:join
  • (mend; repair): patch, put to rights, rectify; see also Thesaurus:repair
  • (make a contest unfair): doctor, rig
  • (render infertile): neuter, spay, desex, castrate
  • (settle or remain permanently): establish, settle down

Antonyms

  • (to hold in place): move, change

Derived terms

  • affix, affixative, fixed
  • fixings, fixity, fixety
  • fix someone’s wagon, fix someone up with

Descendants

  • Dutch: fixen, fiksen

Translations

Noun

fix (plural fixes)

  1. A repair or corrective action.
    Hyponyms: bugfix, technofix
  2. A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma; a predicament.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:difficult situation
  3. (informal) A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user.
  4. A prearrangement of the outcome of a supposedly competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.
  5. A determination of location.
  6. (US) fettlings (mixture used to line a furnace)

Descendants

  • French: fixe, fix

Translations

References

Further reading

  • fix on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Bouyei

Etymology

From Proto-Tai *wɤjᴬ (fire). Cognate with Thai ไฟ (fai), Northern Thai ᨼᩱ (fai), Lao ໄຟ (fai), ᦺᦝ (fay), Tai Dam ꪼꪡ, Shan ၽႆး (pháy) or ၾႆး (fáy), Tai Nüa ᥜᥭᥰ (fäy), Zhuang feiz, Saek วี๊.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fi˧˩/

Noun

fix

  1. fire

Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin fixus.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈfiks/
  • Rhymes: -iks

Adjective

fix (feminine fixa, masculine plural fixos, feminine plural fixes)

  1. fixed, not changing
  2. stationary

Derived terms

  • fixar
  • telefonia fixa

Further reading

  • “fix” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɪks]
  • Rhymes: -ɪks

Noun

fix m

  1. felt-tip pen, marker

Synonyms

  • popisovač

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

fix

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fixen
  2. imperative of fixen

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiks/
  • Homophone: fixe

Noun

fix m (plural fix)

  1. Alternative spelling of fixe

German

Etymology

Latin fīxus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fɪks]
  • Homophone: Ficks

Adjective

fix (comparative fixer, superlative am fixesten)

  1. fixed (costs, salary)
    Synonym: fest
  2. quick
    Synonym: schnell
  3. smart
    Synonym: aufgeweckt

Declension

Descendants

  • Hungarian: fix

See also

  • fix und fertig

Hungarian

Etymology

From German fix, from French fixe, from Latin figere, fixus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfiks]
  • Rhymes: -iks

Adjective

fix (not comparable)

  1. fixed, steady
    Synonyms: rögzített, megszabott
  2. immovable
    Synonym: szilárd
  3. sure, certain
    Synonyms: biztos, bizonyos

Declension

Derived terms

(Compound words):

  • fixpont

(Expressions):

  • fix objektív

Noun

fix

  1. a steady salary

Declension

References


Old French

Alternative forms

  • fils, fis, fiz

Noun

fix m

  1. inflection of fil:
    1. oblique plural
    2. nominative singular

Romanian

Etymology

From French fixe, from Latin fixus.

Adjective

fix m or n (feminine singular fixă, masculine plural ficși, feminine and neuter plural fixe)

  1. fixed

Declension


Swedish

Etymology

  • Homophone: ficks

Adjective

fix

  1. fixed, inflexible, rigid
    en fix idé

    a fixed idea

Declension

Related terms

  • fixstjärna

Noun

fix c

  1. a fix, a dose of an addictive drug

Declension


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin locatio, locationis (a placing), from locare (to place, put, set, let), from locus (a place).
Morphologically locate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /loʊˈkeɪʃən/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ləʊˈkeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

location (plural locations)

  1. A particular point or place in physical space.
  2. An act of locating.
    • 1886 November 12, Joseph Church Helm, opinion, Pelican & Dives Min. Co. v. Snodgrass, reprinted in, 1887, Pacific Reporter, volume 12, page 207 [1]:
      The Ontario tunnel was not located in pursuance of the law relating to tunnel-sites. Lewis failed to follow up his discovery of mineral therein with any effort whatever towards completing the statutory location of a mining claim.
  3. (South Africa) An apartheid-era urban area populated by non-white people; township.
    • 2011, Dennis Brutus, Bernth Lindfors, The Dennis Brutus Tapes: Essays at Autobiography (page 188)
      It is the sounds of apartheid, of the townships, the locations []
  4. (law) A leasing on rent.
  5. (law, Scotland) A contract for the use of a thing, or service of a person, for hire.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wharton to this entry?)
  6. (law, US) The marking out of the boundaries, or identifying the place or site of, a piece of land, according to the description given in an entry, plan, map, etc.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bouvier to this entry?)

Synonyms

  • (a place): place

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Further reading

  • location in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • location in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • location at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • colation, coontail

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin locatio(nem), from locatum, from locare (to rent, hire).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɔ.ka.sjɔ̃/

Noun

location f (plural locations)

  1. renting, rental
  2. rent
  3. rented accommodation
    • 2012, Delphine Batho, Le Monde:
      L’article indique que j’ai « abusé des prix avantageux de la Ville de Paris » en référence au logement intermédiaire dont j’étais locataire. Je tiens à préciser que cette location avait été attribuée dans des conditions normales et régulières en 2001, six ans avant que je sois élue députée.

      The article suggests that I ‘abused favourable prices in the City of Paris’ with regard to the intermediary housing of which I was a tenant. I wish to clarify that this accommodation had been allocated under normal, regular conditions in 2001, six years before I was elected Deputy.
  4. hire (of a car etc.)
  5. booking, reservation

Related terms

  • loyer
  • lieu
  • louer

See also

  • établissement

Usage notes

  • This false friend does not mean location.

Further reading

  • “location” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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