fixed vs rigid what difference

what is difference between fixed and rigid

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɪkst/
  • Rhymes: -ɪkst

Verb

fixed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of fix

Adjective

fixed (comparative more fixed, superlative most fixed)

  1. Not changing, not able to be changed, staying the same.
    fixed assets
    I work fixed hours for a fixed salary.
    Every religion has its own fixed ideas.
    He looked at me with a fixed glare.
  2. Stationary.
  3. Attached; affixed.
  4. Chemically stable.
  5. Supplied with what one needs.
    She’s nicely fixed after two divorce settlements.
  6. (law) Of sound, recorded on a permanent medium.
    In the United States, recordings are only granted copyright protection when the sounds in the recording were fixed and first published on or after February 15, 1972.
  7. (dialectal, informal) Surgically rendered infertile (spayed, neutered or castrated).
    a fixed tomcat; the she-cat has been fixed
  8. Rigged; fraudulently prearranged.
  9. (of a problem) Resolved; corrected.
  10. Repaired

Synonyms

  • (not able to be changed, staying the same): stable, immobile

Antonyms

  • (not able to be changed, staying the same): mobile

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • broken
  • crooked
  • bribe

Anagrams

  • defix


English

Etymology

From Middle English rigide, from Latin rigidus (stiff), from rigeō (I am stiff). Compare rigor. Merged with Middle English rigged, rygged, rugged (upright like a spine, rigid, literally ridged), from ridge +‎ -ed.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɪdʒɪd/
  • Rhymes: -ɪdʒɪd

Adjective

rigid (comparative rigider or more rigid, superlative rigidest or most rigid)

  1. Stiff, rather than flexible.
    Synonym: inflexible
    Antonym: flexible
  2. Fixed, rather than moving.
    • 2011, David Foster Wallace, The Pale King,Penguin Books, page 5:
      A sunflower, four more, one bowed, and horses in the distance standing rigid and still as toys.
    Antonym: moving
  3. Rigorous and unbending.
  4. Uncompromising.
    Antonym: compromising

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Noun

rigid (plural rigids)

  1. (aviation) An airship whose shape is maintained solely by an internal and/or external rigid structural framework, without using internal gas pressure to stiffen the vehicle (the lifting gas is at atmospheric pressure); typically also equipped with multiple redundant gasbags, unlike other types of airship.
  2. A bicycle with no suspension system.

Synonyms

(airship):

  • Zeppelin (broad sense)

Hyponyms

(airship):

  • Zeppelin (narrow sense)

Hypernyms

(airship):

  • dirigible

Coordinate terms

(airship):

  • nonrigid
  • semirigid

References

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

Old Irish

Etymology 1

From Proto-Celtic *regeti (to stretch), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, right oneself).

Verb

rigid (conjunct ·reig or ·raig)

  1. to stretch, to distend
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 20a23
Inflection
Derived terms

Descendants

  • Middle Irish: rigid
    • Irish: righ (to stretch)

Etymology 2

From Proto-Celtic *rigeti (bind), from Proto-Indo-European *reyǵ- (to bind, reach).

Verb

rigid (conjunct ·rig)

  1. to rule, direct
    • c. 700, Críth Gablach, published in Críth Gablach (1941, Dublin: Stationery Office), edited by Daniel Anthony Binchy, §30
    • c. 800-840, Orthanach, A Chóicid chóem Chairpri chrúaid from the Book of Leinster, LL line 6094
Derived terms

Descendants

  • Middle Irish: rigid

References

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 rigid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (both etymologies)
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “2 rigid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (as root of derivatives of Etymology 2)

Romanian

Etymology

From French rigide.

Adjective

rigid m or n (feminine singular rigidă, masculine plural rigizi, feminine and neuter plural rigide)

  1. rigid

Declension

Related terms

  • rigiditate

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