Definitions for fairness
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fair*fɛər(adj.; adv.)fair•er, fair•est.
free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice.
legitimately sought, done, given, etc.; proper under the rules:
a fair fight.
moderately large; ample:
a fair income.
neither excellent nor poor; moderately or tolerably good:
(of the sky) bright; sunny; cloudless to half-cloudy. (of the weather) fine; with no prospect of rain, snow, or hail; not stormy.
of a light hue; not dark:
pleasing in appearance; attractive:
a fair young maiden.
(of a wind or tide) tending to aid the progress of a vessel.
Category: Nautical, Navy
marked by favoring conditions; likely; promising:
in a fair way to succeed.
without irregularity or unevenness:
a fair surface.
free from blemish.
(adv.)in a fair manner:
He doesn't play fair.
(n.)Archaic. something that is fair.
Archaic. a woman. a beloved woman.
(v.t.)to draw and adjust (the lines of a ship's hull being designed) to produce regular surfaces of the correct form.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Idioms for fair:
bid fair,to seem likely:
This entry bids fair to win first prize.
fair and square, honestly; justly. honest; just; straightforward.
fair to middling,only tolerably good; so-so.
Category: Idiom, Informal
* Syn: fair , impartial , disinterested refer to lack of bias in opinions, judgments, etc. fair implies the treating of all sides alike, justly and equitably: a fair compromise. impartial also implies showing no more favor to one side than another, but suggests particularly a judicial consideration of a case: an impartial judge. disinterested implies a fairness arising from lack of desire to obtain a selfish advantage: a disinterested concern that the best person win.
Origin of fair:
bef. 900; ME; OE fæger
a usu. competitive exhibition of farm products, livestock, etc., often combined with entertainment and held annually by a county or state.
a periodic gathering of buyers and sellers in an appointed place.
an exposition in which different exhibitors participate, often with the purpose of buying or selling or of familiarizing the public with the products:
a home-furnishings fair.
Category: Common Vocabulary
an exhibition and sale of articles to raise money, often for some charitable purpose.
Origin of fair:
1300–50; ME feire < AF, OF < LL fēria religious festival, holiday (ML: market), in L only pl.; akin to feast
conformity with rules or standards
"the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"
fairness, fair-mindedness, candor, candour(noun)
ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
paleness, blondness, fairness(noun)
the property of having a naturally light complexion
comeliness, fairness, loveliness, beauteousness(noun)
the quality of being good looking and attractive
The property of being fair.
In fairness, I should have asked before I borrowed your car.
the state of being fair, or free form spots or stains, as of the skin; honesty, as of dealing; candor, as of an argument, etc
Translations for fairness
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a fair maiden.
- billikheid, regverdigheidAfrikaans
- justiçaPortuguese (BR)
- světlost; spravedlivostCzech
- die Gerechtigkeit, die SchönheitGerman
- fairness; retfærdighed; rimelighedDanish
- justicia, imparcialidadSpanish
- انصاف؛ زیباییFarsi
- blondeur; justiceFrench
- चारुता, सौंदर्यHindi
- čestitost, nepristranost; ljepotaCroatian
- korrektség; tökéletességHungarian
- keadilan, kecantikanIndonesian
- sanngirni; ljóst yfirbragðIcelandic
- bellezza; biondezzaItalian
- šviesumas, teisingumasLithuanian
- gaišums; taisnīgumsLatvian
- rettferdighet; det lyse/blonde; skjønnhetNorwegian
- uroda, sprawiedliwość, jasnośćPolish
- انصاف؛ زیباییPersian
- ښكلا، انصافPashto
- culoare deschisă; corectitudineRomanian
- slušnosť; svetlosťSlovak
- rättvisa, blondhet, fagert utseendeSwedish
- güzellik; âdillikTurkish
- 公平Chinese (Trad.)
- чистота; справедливістьUkrainian
- حق ، انصافUrdu
- sự công bằng; màu sángVietnamese
- 公平Chinese (Simp.)
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