|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||unfair clean antimonopoly fair-and-square fair-minded fair-and-square fair-minded reasonable impartial just fairness|
|2.||[ adjective ] showing lack of favoritism|
"the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"
|Related terms:||partial cold-eyed dispassionate disinterested indifferent indifferent|
|3.||[ adjective ] not excessive or extreme|
"a fairish income" "reasonable prices"
|4.||[ adjective ] more than adequate in quality|
|5.||[ noun ] (horse racing,games) a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.|
|Related terms:||show show midway|
|6.||[ adjective ] very pleasing to the eye|
|Synonyms:||bonnie comely bonny|
"my bonny lass" "there's a bonny bay beyond" "a comely face" "young fair maidens"
|7.||[ verb ] join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly|
|8.||[ adjective ] visually appealing|
"our fair city"
|9.||[ adjective ] free of clouds or rain|
"today will be fair and warm"
|10.||[ adjective ] (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored|
"a fair complexion";
|11.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1479|
|12.||[ adjective ] (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines|
"he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"
|Related terms:||foul baseball in-bounds in-bounds|
|13.||[ noun ] gathering of producers to promote business|
: "world fair" "trade fair" "book fair"
|Related terms:||gathering book_fair|
|14.||[ adjective ] attractively feminine (especially in the phrase "the fair sex")|
|15.||[ adjective ] (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections|
"fair copy" "a clean manuscript"
|16.||[ adjective ] of no exceptional quality or ability|
|Synonyms:||average middling mediocre|
"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"
|17.||[ adverb ] in a fair evenhanded manner|
|Synonyms:||fairly without_favouring_one_party evenhandedly without_favoring_one_party|
"deal fairly with one another"
|18.||[ adverb ] in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating|
"they played fairly"
|19.||[ noun ] a competitive exhibition of farm products|
"she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
|20.||[ noun ] (business) a sale of miscellany; often for charity|
"the church bazaar"
|Related terms:||sale craft_fair book_fair|