1. free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
- a fair referee
- fair deal
- on a fair footing
2. not excessive or extreme
- a fairish income
3. very pleasing to the eye
- young fair maidens
4. (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines
- he hit a fair ball over the third base bag
5. lacking exceptional quality or ability
- only a fair performance of the sonata
- in fair health
6. attractively feminine
- the fair sex
Similar word(s): feminine
7. (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
- fair copy
8. gained or earned without cheating or stealing
- an fair penny
9. free of clouds or rain
- today will be fair and warm
Similar word(s): clear
10. (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored
- a fair complexion
Sentences with fair as an adjective:
- Monday's child is fair of face.
- There was once a knight who wooed a fair young maid.
- one's fair name
- After scratching out and replacing various words in the manuscript, he scribed a fair copy to send to the publisher.
- She had fair hair and blue eyes.
- He must be given a fair trial.
- The patient was in a fair condition after some treatment.
- a fair sky; a fair day
- a fair mark; in fair sight; a fair view
1. in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
- they played fairly
2. without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
- deal fairly with one another
1. a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
2. gathering of producers to promote business
- world fair
- trade fair
- book fair
3. a competitive exhibition of farm products
- she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair
4. a sale of miscellany; often for charity
Similar word(s): bazaar
Sentences with fair as a noun:
- When will we learn to distinguish between the fair and the foul?