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
When it comes to economic class, justice and power will do a lot more than diversity to build that fairer world.
That actually seems fairer to me, as those are the two choices.
The effect was to give a glimpse of a fairer and more transparent world, something a person might be moved to help build.Progressive-palooza: On Obama, Occupy, and Moral Monday|Jedediah Purdy|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, why is masturbation the one sex-related subject that dudes talk more about than the fairer sex?C’mon, Ladies, Masturbation Isn’t Just for Bad Girls|Emily Shire|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he won, De Blasio faced the question of how to make New York a fairer city without making it less safe.
Her complexion is rather brown, to be sure, but her skin is clear, and will grow fairer in a few years.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
Her Nazarites were whiter than snow, purer than milk, more ruddy than the old ivory, fairer than the sapphire.
And after ten days, their faces appeared fairer and fatter than all the children that ate of the king's meat.
"I don't think you could find a fairer sight in all England," remarked Mr. Bidlake.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
O happy and blameless boy, no fairer soul has ever stood in the light of the rainbow-circled throne.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
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