fair
[fɛː]
ADJECTIVE
fairer (comparative adjective) · fairest (superlative adjective)
  1. treating people equally without favouritism or discrimination.
    "the group has achieved fair and equal representation for all its members" ·
    "a fairer distribution of wealth"
    antonyms:
    • just or appropriate in the circumstances.
      "to be fair, this subject poses special problems" ·
      "it's not fair to take it out on her"
    • archaic
      (of a means or procedure) not violent.
      "try first by fair means"
  2. (of hair or complexion) light; blonde.
    "a pretty girl with long fair hair"
    synonyms:
    blond(e) · yellow · yellowish · golden · flaxen · light · light brown ·
    light-coloured · strawberry blonde · tow-coloured · platinum · ash blonde · bleached · bleached-blonde · sun-bleached · peroxide · bottle-blonde · fair-haired · light-haired · golden-haired · flaxen-haired · tow-headed · pale · light · light-coloured · white · cream-coloured · creamy · peaches and cream · light-skinned · fair-skinned
    antonyms:
    • (of a person) having a light complexion or hair.
      "he's very fair with blue eyes"
  3. considerable though not outstanding in size or amount.
    "he did a fair bit of coaching"
    synonyms:
    reasonable · passable · tolerable · satisfactory · acceptable ·
    respectable · decent · all right · good enough · goodish · pretty good · not bad · moderate · average · middling · ample · adequate · sufficient · OK · okay · so-so · fair-to-middling
  4. (of weather) fine and dry.
    "a fair autumn day"
    synonyms:
    fine · dry · bright · clear · sunny · sunshiny · sunlit · cloudless ·
    without a cloud in the sky · warm · balmy · summery · clement · benign · agreeable · pleasant · good
    antonyms:
  5. archaic
    beautiful.
    "the fairest of her daughters"
    synonyms:
    beautiful · pretty · lovely · attractive · good-looking · nice-looking ·
    gorgeous · stunning · striking · arresting · captivating · prepossessing · winning · enchanting · appealing · ravishing · desirable · luscious · nubile · bonny · drop-dead gorgeous · knockout · out of this world · easy on the eye · tasty · hot · fanciable · beddable · smashing · cute · beauteous · taking · well favoured · comely
    antonyms:
    • (of words) specious despite being initially attractive.
      "the Sophists have plenty of brave words and fair devices"
ADVERB
  1. without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage.
    "no one could say he played fair"
  2. dialect
    to a high degree.
    "she'll be fair delighted to see you"
NOUN
archaic
fairs (plural noun)
  1. a beautiful woman.
    "pursuing his fair in a solitary street"
VERB
dialect
fairs (third person present) · faired (past tense) · faired (past participle) · fairing (present participle)
  1. (of the weather) become fine.
    "looks like it's fairing off some"
ORIGIN
Old English fæger ‘pleasing, attractive’, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German fagar.
fair
[fɛː]
NOUN
fairs (plural noun)
  1. a gathering of stalls and amusements for public entertainment.
    "I won a goldfish at the fair"
    synonyms:
  2. a periodic gathering for the sale of goods.
    synonyms:
    market · bazaar · mart · exchange · sale · open-air market ·
    indoor market · flea market · emporium
ORIGIN
Middle English (in the sense ‘periodic gathering for the sale of goods’): from Old French feire, from late Latin feria, singular of Latin feriae ‘holy days’ (on which such fairs were often held).
fair
[fɛː]
VERB
(faired)
fairs (third person present) · faired (past tense) · faired (past participle) · fairing (present participle)
  1. streamline (a vehicle, boat, or aircraft) by adding fairings.
    "it is fully faired and race ready"
ORIGIN
Old English in the senses ‘beautify’ and ‘appear or become clean’. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.
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How to use fair in a sentence?
it is no accident that Manchester has produced more than its fair share of professional comics.
a fair tide can be carried well past Land's End before the stream sets to the north.
they are valuable aids in plumbing the frames and keeping the side of the ship fair.
a fair conspectus of Ferrier's repertory has been preserved for posterity.
the group has achieved fair and equal representation for all its members.
your machine can take a fair amount of punishment before falling to bits.
the Law Society will certify that the sum charged is fair and reasonable.
the appointment violated the canons of fair play and equal opportunity.
we used to come in for a fair amount of ribbing and good-natured chaff.
we are not completely sure that the elections will be clean and fair.
it seemed a fair inference that such books would be grouped together.
motorists pay a fair whack for the use of the roads through taxes.
he's been on the receiving end of his fair share of sick burns.
Mallender's fair complexion gave rise to his nickname ‘Ghost’.
he asseverated the need for a just, fair, and united country.
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How to say fair in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (ADJECTIVE)billike, regverdig, redelike, mooi
Arabic (ADJECTIVE)عادلة, العادلة, نزيهة, عادل, عادلا, عدلا, منصفة, المعرض, الانصاف, العدل
(NOUN)معرض
Bangla মেলা
Bosnian (Latin) sajam
Bulgarian (ADJECTIVE)справедлива, честно, панаира, лоялна, коректно, честен
(NOUN)панаир, изложение
Cantonese (Traditional) 公平
Catalan (NOUN)fira
(ADJECTIVE)just, justa, justos, justes, firal, saló
Chinese Simplified 公平
Chinese Traditional 公平
Croatian (ADJECTIVE)fer, pošteno, sajmu, sajma, pravedno, pravično
(NOUN)sajam, velesajam
Czech (ADJECTIVE)spravedlivé, fér, férové, reálné, poctivé, korektní, bezvadný, přiměřené, slušné, rovné
(NOUN)veletrh
Danish (ADJECTIVE)retfærdig, rimelig, messen, redelig, loyal, ligelig, ærlig
Dutch (ADJECTIVE)eerlijke, billijke, reële, rechtvaardige, redelijk
(NOUN)beurs
Estonian (ADJECTIVE)õiglane, ausa, aus, ausat, erapooletu, ausad, rahuldav
(NOUN)vastuvõetav, mess, messikeskus
Fijian totoka
Filipino makatarungang
Finnish (ADJECTIVE)oikeudenmukainen, reilun, käyvän, käypä, välttävä, tasapuolinen, rehelliset, kohtuullinen
(NOUN)messut
French (ADJECTIVE)équitable, foire, juste, loyale, salon, honnête, raisonnable
German (ADJECTIVE)Messe, beizulegenden, gerecht, angemessene, schöne
Greek (ADJECTIVE)δίκαιη, θεμιτού, εύλογη, έντιμο, πανηγύρι, τίμιο
(NOUN)έκθεση
Haitian Creole bèl
Hebrew (ADJECTIVE)הוגן, הוגנת, הוגנים, פייר
(NOUN)יריד, היריד, ביריד, ליריד
Hindi (ADJECTIVE)निष्पक्ष, मेले, उचित, साफ
(NOUN)फेयर
Hmong Daw ncaj ncees
Hungarian (ADJECTIVE)tisztességes, vásár, méltányos, igazságos, valós, Szakkiállítás, korrekt, szép
(NOUN)Vásárközpont
Icelandic (ADJECTIVE)sanngjarn
Indonesian (ADJECTIVE)adil, wajar
(NOUN)Lumayan, pameran
Italian (ADJECTIVE)fiera, equo, giusto, equa, leale, onesti, equi, discreta, corretto
Japanese (NOUN)フェア, 見本市, フェアー, 博覧会, 展
(ADJECTIVE)公正, 公平, かなり, 適正, 市
Kiswahili (ADJECTIVE)haki, mzuri
Klingon may
Korean (ADJECTIVE)공정한, 공평, 정당한, 불공 평해, 정정 당당히
(NOUN)페어, 박람회
Latvian (ADJECTIVE)godīgu, taisnīgu, patiesās, mākoņains, gaišiem
(NOUN)gadatirgus
Lithuanian (ADJECTIVE)sąžiningos, mugę, teisingą, tikroji
(NOUN)mugėje, Sΰώiningos, mugės
Malagasy rariny
Malay (Latin) (ADJECTIVE)saksama, adil, wajar, berpatutan
(NOUN)pameran, agak
Maltese (ADJECTIVE)ġust, ġusta, ġusti, imparzjali, fier
(NOUN)fiera
Norwegian Bokmål rettferdig
Persian (ADJECTIVE)عادلانه, منصفانه, قابل قبول
(NOUN)نمایشگاه, نمايشگاه
Polish (ADJECTIVE)uczciwej, sprawiedliwe, godziwej, targów, targach, rzetelne, jarmark, dozwolonego
(NOUN)targi
Portuguese (ADJECTIVE)justo, feira, justa, equitativo, leal, bela, limpo, razoável
Querétaro Otomi Feria
Romanian (ADJECTIVE)echitabil, târg, corect, justă, loială, onestă, cinstit
(NOUN)Targul, flavius
Russian (ADJECTIVE)справедливой, ярмарке, честно, добросовестной, выставке, светлой
(NOUN)ярмарка, выставка
Samoan lalelei
Serbian (Cyrillic) фер
Serbian (Latin) fer
Slovak (ADJECTIVE)spravodlivé, objektívnej, fér, reálne, čestnej, férové, korektné, primeranú, slušné
(NOUN)veľtrh
Slovenian (ADJECTIVE)pošteno, pravično, sejmu, lojalne, primerne
(NOUN)sejem, sejma, sejmišče, razstavišče
Spanish (ADJECTIVE)justo, ferias, equitativa, imparcial, favorablemente, razonable, limpio, leal, bella
Swedish (ADJECTIVE)rättvis, mässan, verkligt, skälig, rimligt, rent, sund
Tahitian tano
Tamil நியாயமான
Telugu జాతర
Thai (NOUN)แฟร์
(ADJECTIVE)(
Tongan hoihoifua
Turkish (NOUN)Fuarı, Fuari
(ADJECTIVE)adil, fuar, dürüst, makul
Ukrainian (ADJECTIVE)справедливої, чесними, неабияку, чесно, чесна, чесні
(NOUN)ярмарок
Urdu (ADJECTIVE)منصفانہ, میلے, شفاف
Vietnamese (ADJECTIVE)hội chợ
(NOUN)chợ
Welsh (ADJECTIVE)teg, deg, theg, gweddol
(NOUN)ffair
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