(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


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

Similar word(s): antimonopoly, antitrust, clean, sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty, just, impartial, reasonable, sensible, just

2. not excessive or extreme

- a fairish income

Similar word(s): moderate, fairish, reasonable

3. very pleasing to the eye

- young fair maidens

Similar word(s): beautiful, bonnie, bonny, comely, sightly

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

Similar word(s): ordinary, average, mediocre, middling

6. attractively feminine

- the fair sex

Similar word(s): feminine

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

- fair copy

Similar word(s): legible, clean

8. gained or earned without cheating or stealing

- an fair penny

Similar word(s): equitable, just, honest

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

Similar word(s): blond, blonde, fairish

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

Similar word(s): clean, fairly

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

- deal fairly with one another

Similar word(s): evenhandedly, fairly


1. a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

Similar word(s): carnival, funfair

Definition categories: act, show

2. gathering of producers to promote business

- world fair

- trade fair

- book fair

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

3. a competitive exhibition of farm products

- she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair

Definition categories: group, exhibition, expo, exposition

4. a sale of miscellany; often for charity

Similar word(s): bazaar

Definition categories: act, sale

Sentences with fair as a noun:

- When will we learn to distinguish between the fair and the foul?


1. join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

Definition categories: contact, join