Pronunciation: fâr
a.1.Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.
A fair white linen cloth.
- Book of Common Prayer.
2.Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.
Who can not see many a fair French city, for one fair French made.
- Shak.
3.Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin.
The northern people large and fair-complexioned.
- Sir M. Hale.
4.Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; - said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day.
You wish fair winds may waft him over.
- Prior.
5.Free from obstacles or hindrances; unobstructed; unincumbered; open; direct; - said of a road, passage, etc.; as, a fair mark; in fair sight; a fair view.
6.(Shipbuilding) Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; flowing; - said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.
7.Characterized by frankness, honesty, impartiality, or candor; open; upright; free from suspicion or bias; equitable; just; - said of persons, character, or conduct; as, a fair man; fair dealing; a fair statement.
8.Pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; - said of words, promises, etc.
9.Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.
10.Free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen.
The news is very fair and good, my lord.
- Shak.
Fair ball
a - (Baseball) A ball passing over the home base at the height called for by the batsman, and delivered by the pitcher while wholly within the lines of his position and facing the batsman.
b - A batted ball that falls inside the foul lines; - called also a fair hit.
Fair maid
a - (Zool.) The European pilchard (Clupea pilchardus) when dried.
b - The southern scup (Stenotomus Gardeni).
Fair one
a handsome woman; a beauty,
Fair play
equitable or impartial treatment; a fair or equal chance; justice.
From fair to middling
passable; tolerable.
The fair sex
the female sex.
adv.1.Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.
Fair and square
justly; honestly; equitably; impartially.
To bid fair
See under Bid.
To speak fair
to address with courtesy and frankness.
n.1.Fairness, beauty.
2.A fair woman; a sweetheart.
I have found out a gift for my fair.
- Shenstone.
3.Good fortune; good luck.
Now fair befall thee !
- Shak.
The fair
anything beautiful; women, collectively.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To make fair or beautiful.
Fairing the foul.
- Shak.
2.(Shipbuilding) To make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's lines.
n.1.A gathering of buyers and sellers, assembled at a particular place with their merchandise at a stated or regular season, or by special appointment, for trade.
2.A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair; a church fair.
3.A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair.
4.an exhibition by a number of organizations, including governmental organizations, for the purpose of acquainting people with such organizations or their members, not primarily for commercial purposes; as, the 1939 World's Fair.
Meet me in St. Louis, Louis
Meet me at the fair
Don't tell me the lights are shining
Anyplace but there.
- Song (1904: words by Andrew B. Sterling, music by Kerry Mills, popularized by Billy Murray. Prominent in the movie "Meet Me In St. Louis", 1944
After the fair
Too late.
Noun1.fair - a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
Synonyms: funfair, carnival
2.fair - gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"
3.fair - a competitive exhibition of farm products; "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
4.fair - a sale of miscellany; often for charity; "the church bazaar"
Synonyms: bazaar
Verb1.fair - join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
Adj.1.fair - 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"
Synonyms: just
unjust, unfair - not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception; "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage"
2.fair - showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"
Synonyms: impartial
3.fair - more than adequate in quality; "fair work"
4.fair - not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
Synonyms: fairish, reasonable
5.fair - visually appealing; "our fair city"
Synonyms: sightly
6.fair - very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
Synonyms: bonnie, bonny, comely
7.fair - (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines; "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"
foul - (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
8.fair - 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"
9.fair - attractively feminine; "the fair sex"
10.fair - (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
Synonyms: clean
11.fair - free of clouds or rain; "today will be fair and warm"
12.fair - (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored; "a fair complexion";
Synonyms: fairish
Adv.1.fair - in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"
Synonyms: clean, fairly
2.fair - in a fair evenhanded manner; "deal fairly with one another"
(language)FAIR - An early system on the IBM 705.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):1959-05-16].
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fair and square
fair ball
Fair catch
fair chance
fair copy
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fair hearing
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Fair maid
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Fair play
fair to middling
fair use
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