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English adjective: fair

1. fair free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules


SamplesA fair referee.
Fair deal.
On a fair footing.
A fair fight.
By fair means or foul.


Synonymsjust


Similarantimonopoly, antitrust, clean, fair-and-square, fair-minded, sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty


See alsoimpartial, just, reasonable, sensible


Attributeequity, fairness


Antonymsunfair, unjust

2. fair not excessive or extreme


SamplesA fairish income.
Reasonable prices.


Synonymsfairish, reasonable


Similarmoderate


Antonymsimmoderate

3. fair very pleasing to the eye


SamplesMy bonny lass.
There's a bonny bay beyond.
A comely face.
Young fair maidens.


Synonymsbonnie, bonny, comely, sightly


Similarbeautiful


Antonymsugly

4. fair (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines


SamplesHe hit a fair ball over the third base bag.


Similarin-bounds


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game


Antonymsfoul

5. fair lacking exceptional quality or ability


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsaverage, mediocre, middling


Similarordinary


Antonymsextraordinary

6. fair attractively feminine


SamplesThe fair sex.


Similarfeminine


Antonymsmasculine

7. fair (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections


SamplesFair copy.
A clean manuscript.


Synonymsclean


Similarlegible


Antonymsillegible

8. fair gained or earned without cheating or stealing


SamplesAn honest wage.
An fair penny.


Synonymshonest


Similarequitable, just


Antonymsinequitable, unjust

9. fair free of clouds or rain


SamplesToday will be fair and warm.


Similarclear


Antonymscloudy

10. fair (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored


SamplesA fair complexion.


Synonymsfairish


Similarblond, blonde, light-haired


Antonymsbrunet, brunette


English noun: fair

1. fair (act) a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.


Synonymscarnival, funfair


Broader (hypernym)show


Part holonymmidway

2. fair (group) gathering of producers to promote business


SamplesWorld fair.
Trade fair.
Book fair.


Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering


Narrower (hyponym)book fair, bookfair

3. fair (group) a competitive exhibition of farm products


SamplesShe 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


SamplesThe church bazaar.


Synonymsbazaar


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


SamplesThey played fairly.


Synonymsclean, fairly


Antonymsbelow the belt, unfairly

2. fair without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner


SamplesDeal fairly with one another.


Synonymsevenhandedly, fairly


English verb: fair

1. fair (contact) join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring together, join









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