Idioms for fair

Origin of fair

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English fæger; cognate with Old Saxon, Old High German fagar, Old Norse fagr, Gothic fagrs

SYNONYMS FOR fair

1 Fair, impartial, disinterested, unprejudiced refer to lack of bias in opinions, judgments, etc. Fair implies the treating of all sides alike, justly and equitably: a fair compromise. Impartial, like fair, implies showing no more favor to one side than another, but suggests particularly a judicial consideration of a case: an impartial judge. Disinterested implies a fairness arising particularly from lack of desire to obtain a selfish advantage: The motives of her guardian were entirely disinterested. Unprejudiced means not influenced or swayed by bias, or by prejudice caused by irrelevant considerations: an unprejudiced decision.
4 passable, tolerable, average, middling.
8 open, clear, unencumbered.
10 clean, spotless, pure, untarnished, unsullied, unstained.
11 legible, distinct.
12 blond, pale.
13 pretty, comely, lovely.
15 polite, gracious.

OTHER WORDS FROM fair

fair·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fair

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Definition for fair (2 of 2)

fair2
[ fair ]
/ fɛər /

noun

an exhibition, usually competitive, of farm products, livestock, etc., often combined in the U.S. with entertainment and held annually by a county or state.
a periodic gathering of buyers and sellers in an appointed place.
an exposition in which different exhibitors participate, sometimes with the purpose of buying or selling: a science fair.
an exhibition and sale of articles to raise money, often for some charitable purpose.

Origin of fair

2
1300–50; Middle English feire < Anglo-French, Old French < Late Latin fēria religious festival, holiday (Medieval Latin: market), in L only plural; akin to feast
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British Dictionary definitions for fair (1 of 2)

Derived forms of fair

fairness, noun

Word Origin for fair

Old English fæger; related to Old Norse fagr, Old Saxon, Old High German fagar, Gothic fagrs suitable

British Dictionary definitions for fair (2 of 2)

fair2
/ (fɛə) /

noun

a travelling entertainment with sideshows, rides, etc, esp one that visits places at the same time each year
a gathering of producers of and dealers in a given class of products to facilitate businessa book fair
an event including amusements and the sale of goods, esp for a charity; bazaar
a regular assembly at a specific place for the sale of goods, esp livestock

Word Origin for fair

C13: from Old French feire, from Late Latin fēria holiday, from Latin fēriae days of rest: related to festus festal
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