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Definition of "fair" []

  • Of pleasing appearance, especially because of a pure or fresh quality; comely. (adjective)
  • Light in color, especially blond: fair hair. (adjective)
  • Of light complexion: fair skin. (adjective)
  • Free of clouds or storms; clear and sunny: fair skies. (adjective)
  • Free of blemishes or stains; clean and pure: one's fair name. (adjective)
  • Free from discrimination, dishonesty, etc; just; impartial (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In conformity with rules or standards; legitimate (adjective)
  • (of the hair or complexion) light in colour (adjective)
  • Beautiful or lovely to look at (adjective)
  • Moderately or quite good (adjective)
  • Unblemished; untainted (adjective)
  • (of the tide or wind) favourable to the passage of a vessel (adjective)
  • Sunny, fine, or cloudless (adjective)
  • Thorough; real (adjective)
  • Pleasant or courteous (adjective)
  • Apparently good or valuable, but really false (adjective)
  • Open or unobstructed (adjective)
  • (of handwriting) clear and legible (adjective)
  • In a fair way; correctly (adverb)
  • Absolutely or squarely; quite (adverb)
  • Really or very (adverb)
  • (of the weather) to become fine and mild (verb)
  • A person or thing that is beautiful or valuable, esp a woman (noun)

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Use "fair" in a sentence
  • "The merchant was generally offered a fair price for his bread or corn, and if he refused to accept it, rioters seized the goods, distributed them, and left the “fair” price in exchange."
  • ""None deserve the fair but the _brave_ [_deserve the fair_."] "They postpone the thing which [_they ought to do, and do not] but_ which [_thing_] they cannot avoid purposing to do.""
  • "He objects to the expression, "eyes so fair," saying _fair_ is a bad word for eyes."