adjective, fair·er, fair·est.
- (of the sky) bright; sunny; cloudless to half-cloudy.
- (of the weather) fine; with no prospect of rain, snow, or hail; not stormy.
adverb, fair·er, fair·est.
- a woman.
- a beloved woman.
verb (used with object)
- to draw and adjust (the lines of a hull being designed) to produce regular surfaces of the correct form.
- to adjust the form of (a frame or templet) in accordance with a design, or cause it to conform to the general form of a hull.
- to restore (a bent plate or structural member) to its original form.
- to align (the frames of a vessel under construction) in proper position.
- honestly; justly; straightforwardly: He won the race fair and square.
- honest; just; straightforward: He was admired for being fair and square in all his dealings.
Origin of fair1
SYNONYMS FOR fair
Related formsfair·ness, noun
Definition for fair (2 of 2)
Origin of fair2
Examples from the Web for fair
Even internally in the House, women are not getting their fair shake.
Perhaps it always seems that way at the time, but surely we face our fair share right now.
To be fair, no artist had ever been asked to, or could have pulled it off if they had.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A fair number explicitly ask for an antibiotic, to cover the possibility that it is “bronchitis” or a “sinus infection.”Without Education, Antibiotic Resistance Will Be Our Greatest Health Crisis|Russell Saunders|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The early Church has more than its fair share of powerful women.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots|Candida Moss|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"It wouldn't be fair to take it for that," said Ray, flushing.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906|Lucy Maud Montgomery
It placed a little capital at his disposal, and capital is the one thing needed to make a fair start in anything in this country.Rogues and Vagabonds|George R. Sims
Turkeys were seen in fair numbers, but they were the shyest birds I have ever come across—so much so that we never got a shot.Spinifex and Sand|David W Carnegie
It is not a fair way of going to work—the fish has no option.
A tight boat, a fair wind, a smooth sea—let us hope for the best!For Faith and Freedom|Walter Besant
British Dictionary definitions for fair (1 of 2)
- equal shares or treatment
- an expression of appeal for equal shares or treatment
Derived Formsfairness, noun
Word Origin for fair
British Dictionary definitions for fair (2 of 2)
Word Origin for fair
Idioms and Phrases with fair
In addition to the idioms beginning with fair
- fair and square
- fair enough
- fair game
- fair play
- fair sex
- fair shake, a
- fair to middling
- fairy godmother
- all's fair in love and war
- play fair
- turnabout is fair play