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
Examples from the Web for fairest
We decided, as a family, that this was the fairest way forward.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block|Tom Teodorczuk|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The queen rejoiced, went home, and asked the mirror: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who in this land is the fairest of all?”
When she now stepped before the mirror, she said: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who in this land is the fairest of all?”
And the mirror answered: “You, my queen, are now the fairest of all.”
Now the queen asked her mirror: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who in this land is fairest of all?”
The readiest and fairest course for gentlemen would be to propose to repeal the law of the last session, and restore the judges.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
He mars the fairest work by showing me its skeleton, and reveals the mechanism of things while hiding the beautiful results.The Works of Honor de Balzac|Honor de Balzac
Put him in the fairest garden, and presently he will approach you with a newt, a toad, or a huge snail in his custody.Danger! and Other Stories|Arthur Conan Doyle
So she dies, and is borne down Thames to London, the fairest corpse, “and she lay as though she had smiled.”Alfred Tennyson|Andrew Lang
Chuck-a-luck is one of the fairest of gambling games, when fairly played, which it rarely or never is by a professional gambler.Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6)|John McElroy
British Dictionary definitions for fairest (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 fairest (2 of 2)
Word Origin for fair
Idioms and Phrases with fairest
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