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.
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.
At minimum, our bill would have ensured a fairer, more deliberate process in this case.
And these ranne headlong to seruitude; the more hasty and with the fairer shew, the more either countenanced or safe.
We lived before, and shall live again; and as we hope for a fairer world than this to come; so we came from one less fine.Pierre; or The Ambiguities|Herman Melville
The maiden reached the palace; fairer was she than any who had entered there.Guingamor, Lanval, Tyolet, Bisclaveret|Marie De France
For golf, like her fairer sister cricket, reveals her wild and fickle heart in a truer lovableness at such places as this.The Corner of Harley Street|Henry Bashford
It seemed to me that no fairer land ever baked in summer's sunshine.
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