fair: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fâr), [key]
— adj., adv., n., v. -er, -est, -er, -est,
- free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice: a fair decision; a fair judge.
- legitimately sought, pursued, done, given, etc.; proper under the rules: a fair fight.
- moderately large; ample: a fair income.
- neither excellent nor poor; moderately or tolerably good: fair health.
- marked by favoring conditions; likely; promising: in a fair way to succeed.
- (of the sky) bright; sunny; cloudless to half-cloudy.
- (of the weather) fine; with no prospect of rain, snow, or hail; not stormy.
- (of a wind or tide) tending to aid the progress of a vessel.
- unobstructed; not blocked up: The way was fair for our advance.
- without irregularity or unevenness: a fair surface.
- free from blemish, imperfection, or anything that impairs the appearance, quality, or character: Her fair reputation was ruined by gossip.
- easy to read; clear: fair handwriting.
- of a light hue; not dark: fair skin.
- pleasing in appearance; attractive: a fair young maiden.
- seemingly good or sincere but not really so: The suitor beguiled his mistress with fair speeches.
- courteous; civil: fair words.
- (of a patient's condition) having stable and normal vital signs and other favorable indicators, as appetite and mobility, but being in some discomfort and having the possibility of a worsening state.
- scarcely; barely: It was just fair daylight when we started working.
- only tolerably good; so-so.
- in a fair manner: He doesn't play fair.
- straight; directly, as in aiming or hitting: He threw the ball fair to the goal.
- favorably; auspiciously.
- entirely; completely; quite: It happened so quickly that it fair took my breath away.
- to seem likely: This entry bids fair to win first prize.
- He won the race fair and square.
- honestly; justly; straightforwardly:He won the race fair and square.
- honest; just; straightforward:He was admired for being fair and square in all his dealings.
- something that is fair.
- a woman.
- a beloved woman.
- to make the connection or junction of (surfaces) smooth and even.
- to draw and adjust (the lines of a hull being designed) to produce regular surfaces of the correct form.
- to adjust the form of (a frame or templet) in accordance with a design, or cause it to conform to the general form of a hull.
- to restore (a bent plate or structural member) to its original form.
- to align (the frames of a vessel under construction) in proper position.
- to bring (rivet holes in connecting structural members) into perfect alignment.
- to make fair.
- (of the weather) to clear: It's supposed to fair off toward evening.
Pronunciation: (fâr), [key]
- an exhibition, usually competitive, of farm products, livestock, etc., often combined in the U.S. with entertainment and held annually by a county or state.
- a periodic gathering of buyers and sellers in an appointed place.
- an exposition in which different exhibitors participate, sometimes with the purpose of buying or selling: a science fair.
- an exhibition and sale of articles to raise money, often for some charitable purpose.
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