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  Definition of fair
  1. a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
  2. a sale of miscellany; often for charity; "the church bazaar"
  3. a competitive exhibition of farm products; "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
  4. gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"
  5. join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
  6. very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there''s a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
  7. visually appealing; "our fair city"
  8. (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored; "a fair complexion";
  9. free of clouds or rain; "today will be fair and warm"
  10. (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines; "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"
  11. free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
  12. (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
  13. not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
  14. of no exceptional quality or ability; "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"
  15. showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"
  16. more than adequate in quality; "fair work"
  17. in a fair evenhanded manner; "deal fairly with one another"
  18. in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"
Similar Words: carnival, funfair, bazaar, bonny, bonnie, comely, sightly, fairish, just, clean, reasonable, average, mediocre, middling, impartial, fairly, without favoring one party, without favouring one party, evenhandedly

 

See Also: impartial, just, reasonable, sensible

 

Hyponyms: book fair, bookfair, craft fair

 

Pertainyms: just

 

Attributes: fairness, equity

 

Language Translations:
Danish: smuk   Dutch: bevallig  
Finnish: viehkeä   French: beau  
German: schön   Icelandic: fagur  
Italian: bello   Swedish: fager  
 
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