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Fair meaning

fair - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. free of clouds or rain; " today will be fair and warm"
  2. 2. more than adequate in quality; " fair work"
  3. 3. Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.
  4. 4. Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.
  5. 5. Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin.
  6. 6. Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.
  7. 7. Free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen.
  8. 8. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.
  9. 9. A fair woman; a sweetheart.
  10. 10. Good fortune; good luck.
  11. 11. To make fair or beautiful.
  12. 12. To make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's lines.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair.
  15. 15. A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair.
  16. 16. Fairness; beauty.
  17. 17. Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; - said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; fowing; - said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. Pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; - said of words, promises, etc.
  22. 22. Clear; free from blemish; beautiful; light- colored; prosperous; equitable; pleasing.
  23. 23. the fair, the female sex.

fair - examples of usage

  1. I fair can't live without yer, Liza- won't yer? - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. They won't buy at any fair price. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. No, Sir, he wasn't fair. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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