from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of making firm, stable, steadfast, or secure; the act of determining, settling, establishing, or rendering permanent; consolidation; establishment; the process by which anything is fixed.
  • noun The act of repairing or putting to rights or in order.
  • noun In machinery, a piece of cast-iron adapted to carry pillow-blocks and the like.
  • noun In metallurgy, the coating of the lining of the revolving chamber of the Danks furnace (see puddle) with a second or working lining, accomplished by covering the first lining with a melted coating formed of hydrated non-silicious ore of iron mixed with scrap-iron; also, the coating so applied. This fixing is analogous to the fettling of the ordinary puddling-furnace.
  • noun Establishment in life; the act of setting up in housekeeping, or of furnishing a house.
  • noun plural Things needed for fixing, preparing, or putting in order; arrangements; embellishments; trimmings; garnishings of any kind: as, railroad fixings.

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

  • noun The act or process of making fixed.
  • noun That which is fixed; a fixture.
  • noun Colloq. U.S. Arrangements; embellishments; trimmings; accompaniments.

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

  • noun The act of subverting a vote.
  • verb Present participle of fix.
  • verb southern US, slang, with infinitive Going; preparing; ready.

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

  • noun the sterilization of an animal
  • noun the act of putting something in working order again
  • noun (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
  • noun restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place


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  • Preparing. "I'm fixing to whup ya behind, son."

    August 1, 2007

  • I'm pretty sure it's fixin.

    August 1, 2007

  • Not if you enunciate. ;-)

    August 1, 2007

  • I don't think people who enunciate say "I am fixing to whoop you".

    August 1, 2007

  • They do if they're uselessness. ;-)

    August 1, 2007

  • The central-Florida rednecks with whom I have plenty of experience are a brand of particularly inarticulate inbreds. I was assuming -- nay, hoping beyond hope -- that enunciating rednecks do exist somewhere, and that they might contrast their coarseness with some kind of southern grammatical charm. But maybe I give the rednecks too much credit, when they are in fact still rednecks. ;-)

    August 1, 2007

  • I think by definition a redneck doesn't enunciate.

    August 2, 2007