Definition for fairing (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of fair1
SYNONYMS FOR fair
Related formsfair·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for fairing
Because right now, in this economy, no one who is in office is fairing particularly well.
When they parted, Burns paid Clark his wages in full, gave him a written character, and a shilling for a fairing.Robert Burns|Principal Shairp.
He knew of Fairing's adoration, but he took it as a matter of course that she had nothing to give of the same sort in return.
But you must promise me, on your life, on your soul, to keep my fairing a close secret.Norston's Rest|Ann S. Stephens
Yet, no matter how you may be fairing, you must not look for help from me, for only today I burned my left hand with the iron!Poor Folk|Fyodor Dostoyevsky
She had not committed her mind to either man, though her heart, to a point, was committed to Fairing.
British Dictionary definitions for fairing (1 of 4)
Word Origin for fairing
British Dictionary definitions for fairing (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for fairing (3 of 4)
- equal shares or treatment
- an expression of appeal for equal shares or treatment
Derived Formsfairness, noun
Word Origin for fair
British Dictionary definitions for fairing (4 of 4)
Word Origin for fair
Idioms and Phrases with fairing
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