Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that fixes.
  • noun Informal A person who uses influence or makes arrangements for another, especially by improper or unlawful means.
  • noun A chemical preservative used to fix a photographic image.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which fixes, establishes, or renders permanent; specifically, any solution used to fix a photograph, a crayon drawing, etc.; a fixative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Agent noun of fix; one who, or that which, fixes.
  • noun photography A chemical (sodium thiosulfate) used in photographic development that fixes the image in place, preventing further chemical reactions.
  • noun law A person who arranges immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion, especially as a business endeavor for profit.
  • noun journalism A person who assists foreign journalists in volatile countries, they often provide interpretation, personal connections, and transportation as a service.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
  • noun synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
  • noun a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
  • noun someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)

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Examples

  • In Iraq and Afghanistan and a growing number of other places, the foreign correspondent would be a target with or without the fixer, but the fixer is a target because he or she is with the foreign correspondent.

    Boing Boing

  • No. The "fixer" is an employee of Khamal's, and Khamal is, I believe, an agent of the Iranian government.

    Into the Den of Spies

  • No. The "fixer" is an employee of Khamal's, and Khamal is, I believe, an agent of the Iranian government.

    Into the Den of Spies

  • No. The "fixer" is an employee of Khamal's, and Khamal is, I believe, an agent of the Iranian government.

    Into the Den of Spies

  • Memo, the watch fixer, is close to the front of the line of venders.

    Tianguis: itinerant traders in a traveling Mexican market

  • Memo, the watch fixer, is close to the front of the line of venders.

    Tianguis: itinerant traders in a traveling Mexican market

  • The only money that ever changed hands in gathering this story was the standard rental for a motor boat and captain -- that was about $700; and the standard fee to a local freelance journalist, who we call a fixer, for his help in the reporting and translation, about $150 a day for that for three days.

    CNN Transcript Feb 17, 2007

  • The only money that ever changed hands in gathering this story was the standard rental for a motor boat and captain -- that was about $700; and the standard fee to a local freelance journalist, who we call a fixer, for his help in the reporting and translation, about $150 a day for that for three days.

    CNN Transcript Feb 18, 2007

  • Shortcut anyone with experience in fixer uppers in Mexico?

    anyone with experience in fixer uppers in Mexico?

  • Having relocated his family, wife Patti and twin 6-year-old sons, Mr. Steigmeyer dispelled rumors in an interview Wednesday about his being a short-term fixer, a caretaker or a proxy for a future buyer.

    Times-Tribune Pets of the Week

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  • hypo

    December 9, 2012