Meaning of fairly

fair•ly

Pronunciation: (fâr'lē), [key]
— adv.
  1. in a fair manner; justly or honestly; impartially.
  2. moderately; tolerably: a fairly heavy rain.
  3. properly; legitimately: a claim fairly made.
  4. clearly; distinctly: fairly seen.
  5. The wheels fairly spun.
    1. actually; completely:The wheels fairly spun.
    2. almost; practically:He slipped off the roof and fairly broke his neck.
  6. softly.
  7. courteously.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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