What does fairly mean?

Definitions for fairlyˈfɛər li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fairly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably(adverb)

    to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

    "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"

  2. fairly, fair, evenhandedly(adverb)

    without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

    "deal fairly with one another"

  3. fairly, fair, clean(adverb)

    in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

    "they played fairly"

Wiktionary

  1. fairly(Adverb)

    In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly.

  2. fairly(Adverb)

    Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign trade.

  3. fairly(Adverb)

    Honestly; properly.

    1859 Easton, Alexander, A Practical Treatise on Street or Horse-Power Railways, p 108, "Rules adopted by the Sixth Avenue Railway, N. Y.":

  4. fairly(Adverb)

    Softly; quietly; gently.

  5. fairly(Adverb)

    partly, not fully; somewhat

    The weather this weekend will be fairly dry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fairly(adverb)

    in a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly

  2. Fairly(adverb)

    favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign traade

  3. Fairly(adverb)

    honestly; properly

  4. Fairly(adverb)

    softly; quietly; gently

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fairly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1797

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fairly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #721

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fairly' in Adverbs Frequency: #142

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fairly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fairly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

  2. Rene Descartes:

    Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense - no one needs more of it than one already has

  3. Mark Twain:

    Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it.

  4. Jill Stelfox:

    This whole industry is in the first quarter of what’s possible and what can happen, in general the requests are fairly standard and fairly basic.

  5. Joshua Tan:

    Over the next three years you can see that supply is fairly strong and although the first quarter was fairly resilient, you’re not seeing much revenue growth.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عدلArabic
  • безпристрастно, справедливо, горе-долу, сравнително, честноBulgarian
  • força, verdaderament, francament, justamentCatalan, Valencian
  • spravedlivě, správně, čestně, příznivě, poctivěCzech
  • gerechtGerman
  • francamente, abiertamenteSpanish
  • justementFrench
  • 公正Japanese
  • канааттанып, адилеттик менен, туура, адилеттик кылып, чыдарлык, ак ниет менен, ыраазы болуп, ак ниеттик мененKyrgyz
  • bastantePortuguese
  • беспристрастно, справедливо, сравнительно, честно, отчастиRussian
  • rättvistSwedish

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