HyperDic: fair

English > 17 senses of the word fair:
ADJECTIVEallfair, justfree from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception
allfair, fairish, reasonablenot excessive or extreme / extreme
allfair, bonny, bonnie, comely, sightlyvery pleasing to the eye / eye
allfair(of a baseball) hit between the foul lines
allfair, average, mediocre, middlinglacking exceptional quality or ability
allfairattractively feminine
allfair, clean(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
allfair, honestgained or earned without cheating or stealing
allfairfree of clouds or rain
allfair, fairish(used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored
NOUNactfair, carnival, funfaira traveling show
groupfairgathering of producers to promote business
groupfaira competitive exhibition of farm products
actfair, bazaara sale of miscellany
ADVERBallfair, fairly, cleanin conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud / fraud or cheating
allfair, fairly, evenhandedlywithout favoring / favoring one party / party / party, in a fair evenhanded manner
VERBcontactfairjoin so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
fair > pronunciation
Soundsfeh'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > fair: 17 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFree from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules.
Examples
  • "a fair referee"
  • "fair deal"
  • "on a fair footing"
  • "a fair fight"
  • "by fair means or foul"
Synonymjust
Attribute offairness, equityconformity with rules or standards
Narrowerantimonopoly, antitrustOf laws and regulations
clean, sporting, sporty, sportsmanlikeExhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
fair-and-squareJust and honest
fair-mindedOf a person
See alsoequitable, justFair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
impartialshowing lack of favoritism
justUsed especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
reasonable, sensibleshowing reason or sound judgment
Oppositeunfair, unjustnot fair
Spanishhonrado, justo, recto
Catalanhonrat, just, recte
Nounsfairnessconformity with rules or standards
Adverbsfairlywithout favoring / favoring one party / party / party, in a fair evenhanded manner
fairlyin conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud / fraud or cheating
English > fair: 17 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot excessive or extreme / extreme.
Example"a fairish income"
Synonymsfairish, reasonable
BroadermoderateWithin reasonable or average limits
Spanishrazonable
Catalanraonable
Nounsfairnessconformity with rules or standards
English > fair: 17 senses > adjective 3
MeaningVery pleasing to the eye / eye.
Example "young fair maidens"
Synonymsbonny, bonnie, comely, sightly
Broaderbeautifuldelighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
Spanishhermoso, lindo
Catalanbonic, bufó, formós, maco
Nounsfairnessthe quality of being good looking and attractive
English > fair: 17 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(of a baseball) hit between the foul lines.
Example"he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Narrowerin-boundsBetween the first and third base lines
Oppositefoul(of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
Spanishbueno
English > fair: 17 senses > adjective 5
MeaningLacking exceptional quality or ability.
Examples
  • "only a fair performance of the sonata"
  • "in fair health"
Synonymsaverage, mediocre, middling
Broaderordinarynot exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree
Spanishcorriente, justo, mediano, mediocre, ordinario, regular
Catalancorrent, mediocre, ordinari, regular
English > fair: 17 senses > adjective 6
Meaningattractively feminine.
Example"the fair sex"
Broaderfeminineassociated with women and not with men
Spanishbello, hermoso
Nounsfairnessthe quality of being good looking and attractive
English > fair: 17 senses > adjective 7
Meaning(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections.
Example"fair copy"
Synonymclean
Broaderlegible(of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered
English > fair: 17 senses > adjective 8
MeaningGained or earned without cheating or stealing.
Example "an fair penny"
Synonymhonest
Broaderequitable, justFair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
English > fair: 17 senses > adjective 9
MeaningFree of clouds or rain.
Example"today will be fair and warm"
BroaderclearFree from clouds or mist or haze
English > fair: 17 senses > adjective 10
Meaning(used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored.
Example"a fair complexion"
Synonymfairish
Broaderblond, blonde, light-hairedBeing or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes
Spanishclaro, pálido, pastel
Catalanclar, esblanqueït, pàl·lid
Nounsfairnessthe property of having a naturally light complexion
English > fair: 17 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc..
Synonymscarnival, funfair
PartsmidwayThe place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
BroadershowThe act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
Spanishferia
Catalanfira
English > fair: 17 senses > noun 2, group
Meaninggathering of producers to promote business.
Examples
  • "world fair"
  • "trade fair"
  • "book fair"
Narrowerbook fair, bookfairfair organized by publishers or booksellers to promote the sale of books / books
Broadergathering, assemblageA group of persons together in one place
Spanishferia
Catalanfira
English > fair: 17 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA competitive exhibition of farm products.
Example"she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
Broaderexhibition, exposition, expoA collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
Spanishferia
English > fair: 17 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA sale of miscellany; often for charity / charity.
Synonymbazaar
Narrowerbook fair, bookfairbazaar at which books are sold or auctioned off in order to raise funds for a worthy cause
craft fairA fair at which objects made by craftsmen are offered for sale
Broadersale, cut-rate sale, sales eventAn occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices
Spanishbazar, feria
Catalanfira
English > fair: 17 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud / fraud or cheating.
Example"they played fairly"
Synonymsfairly, clean
Oppositeunfairly, below the beltIn an unfair manner
English > fair: 17 senses > adverb 2
MeaningWithout favoring / favoring one party / party / party, in a fair evenhanded manner.
Example"deal fairly with one another"
Synonymsfairly, evenhandedly
Spanishcon justicia, imparcialmente, justamente
Catalanforça
English > fair: 17 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningjoin so that the external surfaces blend smoothly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
BroaderjoinCause to become joined / joined or linked

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