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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)

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.

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."