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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carnival, fair, funfairnoun

    a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

  2. fairnoun

    gathering of producers to promote business

    "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"

  3. fairnoun

    a competitive exhibition of farm products

    "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"

  4. bazaar, fairadjective

    a sale of miscellany; often for charity

    "the church bazaar"

  5. fair, justadjective

    free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

    "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"

  6. fair, fairish, reasonableadjective

    not excessive or extreme

    "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"

  7. bonny, bonnie, comely, fair, sightlyadjective

    very pleasing to the eye

    "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"

  8. fairadjective

    (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines

    "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"

  9. average, fair, mediocre, middlingadjective

    lacking exceptional quality or ability

    "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"

  10. fair(a)adjective

    attractively feminine

    "the fair sex"

  11. clean, fairadjective

    (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections

    "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"

  12. honest, fairadjective

    gained or earned without cheating or stealing

    "an honest wage"; "an fair penny"

  13. fairadjective

    free of clouds or rain

    "today will be fair and warm"

  14. fair, fairishverb

    (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored

    "a fair complexion";

  15. fairadverb

    join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

  16. fairly, fair, cleanadverb

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

    "they played fairly"

  17. fairly, fair, evenhandedlyadverb

    without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

    "deal fairly with one another"

GCIDE

  1. Fairnoun

    an exhibition by a number of organizations, including governmental organizations, for the purpose of acquainting people with such organizations or their members, not primarily for commercial purposes; as, the 1939 World's Fair.

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

Wikipedia

  1. Fair

    A fair (archaic: faire or fayre), also known as a funfair, is a gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities. It is normally of the essence of a fair that it is temporary with scheduled times lasting from an afternoon to several weeks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fair

    free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  2. Fair

    pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  3. Fair

    without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  4. Fair

    not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; -- said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  5. Fair

    free from obstacles or hindrances; unobstructed; unincumbered; open; direct; -- said of a road, passage, etc.; as, a fair mark; in fair sight; a fair view

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  6. Fair

    without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; fowing; -- said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  7. Fair

    characterized by frankness, honesty, impartiality, or candor; open; upright; free from suspicion or bias; equitable; just; -- said of persons, character, or conduct; as, a fair man; fair dealing; a fair statement

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  8. Fair

    pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; -- said of words, promises, etc

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  9. Fair

    distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  10. Fair

    free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  11. Fairadverb

    clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  12. Fairnoun

    fairness, beauty

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  13. Fairnoun

    a fair woman; a sweetheart

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  14. Fairnoun

    good fortune; good luck

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  15. Fairverb

    to make fair or beautiful

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  16. Fairverb

    to make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's lines

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  17. Fairnoun

    a gathering of buyers and sellers, assembled at a particular place with their merchandise at a stated or regular season, or by special appointment, for trade

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  18. Fairnoun

    a festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

  19. Fairnoun

    a competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair

    Etymology: [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]

Freebase

  1. Fair

    A fair is a gathering of people to display or trade produce or other goods, to parade or display animals and often to enjoy associated carnival or funfair entertainment. It is normally of the essence of a fair that it is temporary; some last only an afternoon while others may last as long as ten weeks. Activities at fairs vary widely. Some trade fairs are important regular business events either where products are traded between businesspeople, as at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where publishers sell book rights in other markets to other publishers, or where products are showcased to consumers, as for example in agricultural districts where they present opportunities to display and demonstrate the latest machinery on the market to farmers. Fairs are also known by many different names around the world, such as agricultural show, fête, county fair, exhibition or state fair, festival, market and show. Flea markets and auto shows are sometimes incorporated into a fair.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fair

    fār, adj. bright: clear: free from blemish: pure: pleasing to the eye: beautiful: free from a dark hue: of a light shade: free from clouds or rain: favourable: unobstructed: open: prosperous: frank: impartial: just: pleasing: plausible: hopeful: moderate: pretty good.—n. that which is fair: (arch.) a woman.—v.t. to make fair.—v.i. to clear up, as the weather from rain.—adv. kindly, honestly, clearly: straight: (Shak.) favourably.—adjs. Fair′-and-square, honest—also used adverbially; Fair′-bod′ing (Shak.), auspicious.—n. Fair′-cop′y, the state of a document copied after final correction.—adjs. Fair′-faced, with a light complexion: beautiful: specious; Fair′-haired, having fair or light-coloured hair; Fair′-hand, having a fair appearance; Fair′ish, somewhat fair: pretty well, pretty drunk.—adv. Fair′ly.—adj. Fair′-mind′ed, judging fairly.—ns. Fair′ness; Fair′-play, honest dealing: justice.—adjs. Fair′-seem′ing, appearing fair; Fair′-spok′en, bland and civil in language and address.—ns. Fair′-trade, free-trade: a euphemism for smuggling: a mild form of the protective system, in which the basis of economic policy is supposed to be reciprocity or free-trade only with such nations as grant similar privileges—also used adverbially; Fair′-way, the part of a river, roadstead, &c. by which vessels enter or leave.—adj. Fair′-weath′er, suitable only for fair weather or favourable circumstances.—Be in a fair way to, to be likely to succeed in; Keep fair with, to keep on amiable terms with; Stand fair with, to be in the good graces of.—The fair, The fair sex, the female sex. [A.S. fæger.]

  2. Fair

    fār, n. a great periodical market for one kind of merchandise, or for the general sales and purchases of a district: a collection of miscellaneous goods for sale on behoof of charity at a bazaar, &c.—n. Fair′ing, a present given at a fair, any complimentary gift.—A day after the fair, too late; Get one's fairing (Scot.), to get one's deserts. [O. Fr. feire—L. feria, holiday.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fair

    A general term for the wind when favourable to a ship's course, in opposition to contrary or foul; fair is more comprehensive than large, since it includes about 16 points, whereas large is confined to the beam or quarter, that is, to a wind which crosses the keel at right angles, or obliquely from the stern, but never to one right astern. (See LARGE and SCANT.)--Fair, in ship-building, denotes the evenness or regularity of a curve or line.--To fair, means to clip the timbers fair.

Editors Contribution

  1. fair

    The truth that all human beings including all members of all forms of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government and diplomats are equal and accountable to the legislation of official unity governments.

    The member of unity government is fair to ensure that all people are included in the governmental policy as equal citizens and the legislation is verified to ensure compliance with human rights legislation.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  
  2. fair

    To apply a rule or principle equally to ensure a just creation or output.

    The output changed when they assessed and created more order and structure within the business.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  
  3. fair

    To ensure equality and inclusion for every human being.

    The director of the national unity government is so fair to every person.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 5, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fair' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1402

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fair' in Written Corpus Frequency: #639

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fair' in Adjectives Frequency: #141

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fair in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fair in a Sentence

  1. The British government:

    The right to institute a judicial action is constitutionally guaranteed one and right to fair hearing of a respondent is equally tolerated constitutionally. The right to determination of the dispute as presented by the contending parties is the exclusive responsibility of the judiciary.

  2. Ana Cascão:

    The filling of the GERD is just the most critical issue for the three countries to decide upon, and now, ahead of the first filling, a fair and equitable filling strategy must take into account different scenarios on climate and rainfall variability – if it will be one of drought, then the three countries are ready to agree on a slower filling.

  3. Li Keqiang:

    We should not regulate new things to death, but should first observe. This gives them a chance to develop, which also helps expose gaps in regulation and will make subsequent policies more fair and effective.

  4. Frank Schwindel:

    I normally don’t watch them but I stood there and made sure it hit the seats in fair territory, i got nervous for a second but once I saw (the umps) do the little home run sign, I was feeling pretty good.

  5. Ayanna Pressley:

    If you really want to honor the life of John Lewis, you don't do things like gut the fair housing laws. You don't sow the seeds of division. And you don't delay bringing the voting rights advancement act, named after John Lewis, to the floor.

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Translations for fair

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  • مَشْرُوع, حَقَّانِيّ, مُبَاح, مُسَوَّغ, مُقْسِط, أَشْقَر, عَدْل, مُحِقّ, مَأْذُون, مُنْصِف, مَقْبُول, نَزْه, عادِل, مُصِيب, مُشْتَرَع, مُصَرَّحٌ, نَزِيه, مُجَاز, مُشَرَّعArabic
  • ғәҙел, йәрминкәBashkir
  • попътен, неопетнен, справедлив, значителен, хубав, невинен, красив, рус, задоволителен, панаир, базар, подравнявамBulgarian
  • just, bell, equitatiuCatalan, Valencian
  • férCzech
  • tegWelsh
  • lys, blond, smuk, retfærdig, rimelig, markedDanish
  • hell, fair, gerecht, wunderbar, anständig, schön, hellhäutig, blond, Kirchtag, Messe, Kirmes, Ausstellung, Markt, Kirchweih, JahrmarktGerman
  • δίκαιοςGreek
  • justa, blonda, foiroEsperanto
  • justo, viento de popa, bello, pastel, inocente, equitativo, razonable, feria, feria de muestrasSpanish
  • روشن, مکارهPersian
  • viehkeä, tasapuolinen, puhdas, kelvollinen, vaalea, oikeudenmukainen, myötäinen, puolueeton, kohtuullinen, kaunis, reilu, kohtalainen, irti, rehellinen, näyttely, markkina, messu, rihdata, tasoittaa, virtaviivaistaa, kohdistaaFinnish
  • juste, beau, joli, belle, équitable, foire, marchéFrench
  • réasúnta, fionnIrish
  • fionn, cothromach, sgèimheach, maiseach, bòidheach, bàn, féillScottish Gaelic
  • feiraGalician
  • בהיר, פייר, הוגן, יפה, צודק, בהירהHebrew
  • निष्पक्षHindi
  • szép, igazságos, korrekt, szőke, fehér, vásárHungarian
  • արդարArmenian
  • fagurIcelandic
  • giusta, discreto, bello, equo, equa, giusto, discreta, bella, mercato, fieraItalian
  • הוגןHebrew
  • 色白, 公正, フェアの, 相当, 美しい, 公平, 博覧会, 市, フェア, フェアーJapanese
  • укмуштай, ярмарка, жармаңкеKyrgyz
  • feriaLatin
  • kakahoMāori
  • मेळाMarathi
  • adilMalay
  • doenbaar, correct, mooi, eerlijk, rechtschapen, bevallig, rechtvaardig, redelijk, schappelijk, bleek, blank, kermis, beurs, braderie, jaarmarkt, uitlijnen, effenenDutch
  • sprawiedliwy, targiPolish
  • claro, equilibrado, belo, adequado, formoso, honesto, justo, decente, bonito, feiraPortuguese
  • cler, clarRomansh
  • прекрасный, справедливый, приемлемый, светлый, че́стный, правомерный, сносный, красивый, ярмарка, базар, выставка, рынок, феерияRussian
  • vášar, ва́шар, са́јам, sájamSerbo-Croatian
  • rimlig, skälig, blond, ljuslagd, rättvis, fagerSwedish
  • beyaz tenli, doğru, insaflı, âdil, hakkaniyetli, güzel, kayda değer, açık, âdilâne, fuar, festivalTurkish
  • hội chợVietnamese
  • kermetVolapük

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