Definition and Meanings for fair

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Fair is ranked 25,688 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of fair

adjective, comparative, superlative, adverb, noun, transitive verb

Etymology of fair

oe. fair, fayer, fager, as. f; akin to os. & ohg. fagar, icel. fagr, sw. fager, dan. faver, goth. fagrs fit, also to e. fay, g. f, to fit. fegen to sweep, cleanse, and prob. also to e. fang, peace, pact, cf. fang, fain, fay to fit oe. feire, of. feire, f. foire, fr. l. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. see feast

Meaning of fair


as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.
  • pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.
  • without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin.
  • not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; -- said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day.
  • 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.
  • without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; flowing; -- said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.
  • 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.
  • pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; -- said of words, promises, etc.
  • distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.
  • free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen.

as adverb

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

as noun

  • fairness, beauty.
  • a fair woman; a sweetheart.
  • good fortune; good luck.

as transitive verb

  • to make fair or beautiful.
  • to make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's lines.

as noun

  • 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.
  • a festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a grand army fair; a church fair.
  • a competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair.
  • 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.
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