Definition of Fair

1. Noun. A traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc..

Exact synonyms: Carnival, Funfair
Generic synonyms: Show
Terms within: Midway

2. Verb. Join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly.
Generic synonyms: Bring Together, Join

3. Adjective. Free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules. "By fair means or foul"

4. Adverb. In conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating. "They played fairly"
Exact synonyms: Clean, Fairly
Antonyms: Unfairly

5. Noun. Gathering of producers to promote business. "Book fair"
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Specialized synonyms: Book Fair, Bookfair

6. Adjective. Not excessive or extreme. "Reasonable prices"
Exact synonyms: Fairish, Reasonable
Similar to: Moderate
Derivative terms: Fairness, Reasonableness, Reasonableness

7. Adverb. Without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner. "Deal fairly with one another"
Exact synonyms: Evenhandedly, Fairly

8. Noun. A competitive exhibition of farm products. "She won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
Generic synonyms: Exhibition, Expo, Exposition

9. Adjective. Very pleasing to the eye. "Young fair maidens"
Exact synonyms: Bonnie, Bonny, Comely, Sightly
Similar to: Beautiful
Derivative terms: Comeliness, Fairness

10. Noun. A sale of miscellany; often for charity. "The church bazaar"
Exact synonyms: Bazaar
Generic synonyms: Cut-rate Sale, Sale, Sales Event
Specialized synonyms: Book Fair, Bookfair, Craft Fair

11. Adjective. (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines. "He hit a fair ball over the third base bag"
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Similar to: In-bounds
Antonyms: Foul

12. Adjective. Lacking exceptional quality or ability. "The performance was middling at best"
Exact synonyms: Average, Mediocre, Middling
Similar to: Ordinary
Derivative terms: Averageness, Averageness, Mediocrity

13. Adjective. Attractively feminine. "The fair sex"
Similar to: Feminine
Derivative terms: Fairness

14. Adjective. (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections. "A clean manuscript"
Exact synonyms: Clean
Similar to: Legible

15. Adjective. Gained or earned without cheating or stealing. "An fair penny"
Exact synonyms: Honest
Similar to: Equitable, Just

16. Adjective. Free of clouds or rain. "Today will be fair and warm"
Similar to: Clear

17. Adjective. (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored. "A fair complexion"
Exact synonyms: Fairish
Similar to: Blond, Blonde, Light-haired
Derivative terms: Fairness

Definition of Fair

1. a. Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.

2. adv. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.

3. n. Fairness, beauty.

4. v. t. To make fair or beautiful.

5. n. 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.

Definition of Fair

1. Adjective. (literary or archaic) Beautiful, of a pleasing appearance, with a pure and fresh quality. ¹

2. Adjective. Unblemished (figuratively or literally); clean and pure; innocent. ¹

3. Adjective. Light in color, pale, particularly as regards skin tone but also referring to blond hair. ¹

4. Adjective. Just, equitable. ¹

5. Adjective. Adequate, reasonable, or decent. ¹

6. Adjective. (nautical of a wind) Favorable to a ship's course. ¹

7. Adjective. (baseball) Between the baselines. ¹

8. Noun. Something which is fair (in various senses of the adjective). ¹

9. Noun. (obsolete) A woman, a member of the ‘fair sex’; also as a collective singular, women. ¹

10. Verb. To smoothen or even a surface (especially a connection or junction on a surface). ¹

11. Verb. To bring into perfect alignment (especially about rivet holes when connecting structural members). ¹

12. Verb. To construct or design a structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline or reduce air drag or water resistance. ¹

13. Verb. (obsolete) To make fair. ¹

14. Noun. A community gathering to celebrate and exhibit local achievements. ¹

15. Noun. An event for public entertainment and trade, a market. ¹

16. Noun. An event for professionals in a trade to learn of new products and do business. ¹

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Definition of Fair

1. free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice [adj FAIRER, FAIREST] / to make smooth [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: smooth

Medical Definition of Fair

1. 1. Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure. "A fair white linen cloth." (Book of Common Prayer) 2. Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful. "Who can not see many a fair French city, for one fair French made." (Shak) 3. Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin. "The northern people large and fair-complexioned." (Sir M. Hale) 4. Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day. "You wish fair winds may waft him over." (Prior) 5. 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. "The caliphs obtained a mighty empire, which was in a fair way to have enlarged." (Sir W. Raleigh) 6. Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; fowing; said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines. 7. Characterised 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. "I would call it fair play." 8. Pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; said of words, promises, etc. "When fair words and good counsel will not prevail on us, we must be frighted into our duty." (L' Estrange) 9. Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting. 10. Free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen. "The news is very fair and good, my lord." (Shak) Fair ball. Synonym: Candid, open, frank, ingenuous, clear, honest, equitable, impartial, reasonable. See Candid. Origin: OE. Fair, fayer, fager, AS. Faeger; akin to OS. & OHG. Fagar, Isel. Fagr, Sw. Fager, Dan. Faver, Goth. Fagrs fit, also to E. Fay, G. Fugen, to fit. Fegen to sweep, cleanse, and prob. Also to E. Fang, peace, pact, Cf. Fang, Fain, Fay to fit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fair

fair-haired boy
fair-weather friend

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