What is the meaning of fair?


  • A traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc..
  • Gathering of producers to promote business.
    • usage: "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"
  • A competitive exhibition of farm products.
    • usage: "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
  • A sale of miscellany; often for charity.
    • usage: "the church bazaar"


  • Join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly.


  • Free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules.
    • usage: "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
  • Not excessive or extreme.
    • usage: "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
  • Very pleasing to the eye.
    • usage: "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
  • Of a baseball. ( hit between the foul lines)
    • usage: "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"
  • Lacking exceptional quality or ability.
    • usage: "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"
  • Attractively feminine.
    • usage: "the fair sex"
  • Of a manuscript. ( having few alterations or corrections)
    • usage: "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
  • Gained or earned without cheating or stealing.
    • usage: "an honest wage"; "an fair penny"
  • Free of clouds or rain.
    • usage: "today will be fair and warm"
  • Used of hair or skin. ( pale or light-colored)
    • usage: "a fair complexion";


  • In conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating.
    • usage: "they played fairly"
  • Without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner.
    • usage: "deal fairly with one another"
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APAWordNet. (2010). fair. Retrieved October 18, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/fair/definitions/1173866
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