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.
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Idioms for fair
- 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
synonym study for fair
OTHER WORDS FROM fairfairness, noun
Definition for fair (2 of 2)
Origin of fair2
Example sentences from the Web for fair
Instead, they say we should think about distributive justice, figuring out how to get lifesaving resources to every human being in a fair way.Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? Ethicists are fiercely debating how to vaccinate billions of people.|Sigal Samuel|November 20, 2020|Vox
Miller didn’t know about his exposure to Covid-19 at the time, to be fair.The acting Pentagon chief was exposed to the coronavirus. He’s not quarantining.|Alex Ward|November 20, 2020|Vox
Since then, he’s gotten a fair bit of attention as did the reaction of Portland’s mayor, who called the project creepy.Citizens are turning face recognition on unidentified police|Tate Ryan-Mosley|November 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Lately, my feed has filled with ads for clothes that are organic, sustainably made, resulting from fair trade, or some combination of all three.Is the fashion industry’s sustainability effort only skin-deep?|Aaron Pressman|November 13, 2020|Fortune
For extra credit, you were asked to simulate a fair coin in at most N flips, rather than just three flips.
Democrats faired marginally better in the study, ringing in at 31 percent.
The weather gradually faired off, the cattle were recovering their old form, when a freak of winter occurred.Wells Brothers|Andy Adams
It faired as the night went on, and the moon came out of the clouds.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition|Robert Louis Stevenson
And it was you who spoiled the berries by pushing him into them, shouted some others, and we are here to see him faired.The Motor Girls at Lookout Beach|Margaret Penrose
Well, after a while it faired up, and I set off for my garden.More Tales of the Ridings|Frederic Moorman
British Dictionary definitions for fair (1 of 2)
- equal shares or treatment
- an expression of appeal for equal shares or treatment
Derived forms of fairfairness, 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