English adjective: fair
|1.||fair free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules|
|Samples||A fair referee.|
On a fair footing.
A fair fight.
By fair means or foul.
|Similar||antimonopoly, antitrust, clean, fair-and-square, fair-minded, sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty|
|See also||impartial, just, reasonable, sensible|
|2.||fair not excessive or extreme|
|Samples||A fairish income.|
|3.||fair very pleasing to the eye|
|Samples||My bonny lass.|
There's a bonny bay beyond.
A comely face.
Young fair maidens.
|Synonyms||bonnie, bonny, comely, sightly|
|4.||fair (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines|
|Samples||He hit a fair ball over the third base bag.|
|Domain category||baseball, baseball game|
|5.||fair lacking exceptional quality or ability|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||average, mediocre, middling|
|6.||fair attractively feminine|
|Samples||The fair sex.|
|7.||fair (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections|
A clean manuscript.
|8.||fair gained or earned without cheating or stealing|
|Samples||An honest wage.|
An fair penny.
|9.||fair free of clouds or rain|
|Samples||Today will be fair and warm.|
|10.||fair (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored|
|Samples||A fair complexion.|
|Similar||blond, blonde, light-haired|
English noun: fair
|1.||fair (act) a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.|
|2.||fair (group) gathering of producers to promote business|
|Broader (hypernym)||assemblage, gathering|
|Narrower (hyponym)||book fair, bookfair|
|3.||fair (group) a competitive exhibition of farm products|
|Samples||She won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair.|
|Broader (hypernym)||exhibition, expo, exposition|
|4.||fair (act) a sale of miscellany; often for charity|
|Samples||The church bazaar.|
|Broader (hypernym)||cut-rate sale, sale, sales event|
|Narrower (hyponym)||book fair, bookfair, craft fair|
English adverb: fair
|1.||fair in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating|
|Samples||They played fairly.|
|Antonyms||below the belt, unfairly|
|2.||fair without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner|
|Samples||Deal fairly with one another.|
English verb: fair
|1.||fair (contact) join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||bring together, join|