Definitions of fair

  1. To make fair or beautiful.
  2. To make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's lines.
  3. join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
  4. Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.
  5. Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.
  6. Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin.
  7. Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.
  8. Free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen.
  9. Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; - said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day.
  10. 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.
  11. Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; fowing; - said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.
  12. 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.
  13. Pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; - said of words, promises, etc.
  14. a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
  15. a competitive exhibition of farm products; " she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
  16. gathering of producers to promote business; " world fair"; " trade fair"; " book fair"
  17. A fair woman; a sweetheart.
  18. Good fortune; good luck.
  19. 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.
  20. A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair.
  21. A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair.
  22. A market held at particular times; a sale of useful and fancy goods, etc., for charity.
  23. Fairness.
  24. A fair woman.
  25. A stated market.
  26. Honesty.
  27. An exhibit of wares or products; a stated market.
  28. A fair woman. The fair, the female sex; the one who is fair or fairest. To bid fair, to be likely, or to have a fair prospect. Fair and square, just dealing; honesty.
  29. A stated market in a particular town or city; a stated meeting of buyers and sellers for trade. A fancy fair, a meeting held by ladies for the sale of fancy articles, & c, for charitable purposes.
  30. A market held at stated periods.
  31. in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; " they played fairly"
  32. in a fair evenhanded manner; " deal fairly with one another"
  33. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.
  34. Distinctly; openly; honestly; politely; favorably.
  35. Fairly.
  36. In a fair manner; fairly.
  37. Openly; frankly; civilly; caudidly; honestly; equitably; happily; successfully; on good terms.
  38. 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"
  39. ( used of hair or skin) pale or light- colored; " a fair complexion";
  40. ( of a baseball) hit between the foul lines; " he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"
  41. ( of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; " fair copy"; " a clean manuscript"
  42. attractively feminine ( especially in the phrase" the fair sex")
  43. 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"
  44. free of clouds or rain; " today will be fair and warm"
  45. attractively feminine; " the fair sex"
  46. more than adequate in quality; " fair work"
  47. Beautiful; pleasing to the eye or mind; free from any dark hue; blonde; spotless; not cloudy; fine; favorable; prosperous; just; legible; as, she made a fair copy; of good reputation; reasonable; passably good.
  48. Bright; clear; free from blemish; pure; pleasing to the eye; beautiful; free from a dark hue; of a light shade; free from clouds or rain; favorable; unobstructed; open; prosperous; frank; impartial; pleasing; hopeful; moderate.
  49. Clear; free from blemish; beautiful; light- colored; prosperous; equitable; pleasing.
  50. the fair, the female sex.
  51. Free from cloud or blemish; sunshiny; clear.
  52. Impartial; just; according to rule.
  53. Having light color or complexion. Pleasing; beautiful; flattering; plausible.
  54. Tolerable; passable.
  55. In the direction of a ship's course.
  56. Clear; free from blemish; free from a dark hue; pleasing to the eye; beautiful; handsome; pure; free from clouds or rain; favourable; prosperous; unobstructed; open; open to attack or access; frank; honest; just; equitable; not effected by insidious or unlawful methods; not foul; candid; not sophistical; honourable; civil; pleasing; moderately good; plain; legible.
  57. Beautiful; free from any dark hue; white; spotless; favourable; fine, as weather; prosperous; frank; civil; just; equitable; used in a slightly depreciatory sense, as a fair copy- that is, one not particularly good.