Character 4
Hyphenation fair
Pronunciations /feː(ə)/

Definitions and meanings of "Fair"

What do we mean by fair?

Of pleasing appearance, especially because of a pure or fresh quality; comely. adjective

Light in color, especially blond. adjective

Of light complexion. adjective

Free of clouds or storms; clear and sunny. adjective

Free of blemishes or stains; clean and pure. adjective

Promising; likely. adjective

Having or exhibiting a disposition that is free of favoritism or bias; impartial. adjective

Just to all parties; equitable. adjective

Being in accordance with relative merit or significance. adjective

Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics. adjective

Moderately good; acceptable or satisfactory. adjective

Superficially true or appealing; specious. adjective

Lawful to hunt or attack. adjective

Free of all obstacles. adjective

In a proper or legal manner. adverb

Directly; straight. adverb

To join (pieces) so as to be smooth, even, or regular. transitive verb

A beautiful or beloved woman. noun

Something which is fair (in various senses of the adjective).

A woman, a member of the ‘fair sex’; also as a collective singular, women.

Fairness, beauty.

A fair woman; a sweetheart.

Good fortune; good luck.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Fair

The word "fair" in example sentences

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. ❋ Unknown (2001)

He objects to the expression, "eyes so fair," saying _fair_ is a bad word for eyes. ❋ Various (N/A)

"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." ❋ Samuel Kirkham (N/A)

Daura, my daughter, thou wert fair, —fair as the moon on Fura, white as the driven snow, sweet as the breathing gale. ❋ Unknown (1917)

River, which has since been "improved" out of existence, -- was a favorite place of resort with my old friend and his fair companion -- _fair_, no doubt she was, albeit her beauty was hidden from the vulgar gaze in the manner already indicated. ❋ Unknown (1818)

Mr. Vincent will be left in the lurch; he will not even have the lady's fair hand -- her _fair_ heart is ❋ Maria Edgeworth (1808)

English Clay had never considered the matter in this view before; but now it was pointed out, he confessed it struck him as _very fair -- very fair_: and his pride, of which he had a comfortable portion, being now touched, he asserted both his disinterestedness and his right to judge and choose in this business entirely for himself. ❋ Maria Edgeworth (1808)

I. i.10 (396,5) Fair is foul, and foul is fair] I believe the meaning is, that _to us_, perverse and malignant as we are, _fair is foul, and foul is fair_. ❋ Samuel Johnson (1746)

Here we are four years later, and President Obama on Tuesday night linked the term "fair" to U.S. tax and economic policy seven times. ❋ Unknown (2012)

Synder's tax plan may be simple and efficient, but the word fair means different things to different people. ❋ Paul Ruth (2011)

"I think people of good faith can come together and find an ability to get a fair—I think the word fair is really important—a fair agreement that works for the American people, works for our economy, and shows that America can leading in making tough decisions," Sen. John Kerry D., Mass., one of the 12 members of the congressional supercommittee, said after a Wednesday meeting. ❋ Siobhan Hughes (2011)

But let me ask you, Howard, was the label fair, and has K-Fed, in fact, turned it around? ❋ Unknown (2007)

He earned his title fair and square at a pageant in Chicago earlier this year by scoring high on the question-and-answer portion, keeping a tight stomach and fashioning well in harness and chaps. ❋ Unknown (2004)

If reporters talk to friends or find out information, it is a bit -- I hate to use the term fair game in a criminal prosecution -- but it is, and I still think, though, it is a little better to leave the name out to the extent we can, and give a bit of protection to the alleged victim. ❋ Unknown (2003)

She stops here for emphasis, with raised eyebrows to indicate, well, obviously here is where the interesting part is: ...this is maybe boring for people, but as a lawyer, well what does the term fair value mean? ❋ Unknown (2011)

This shows what is meant by the phrase "fair share". ❋ Unknown (2011)

Today's report doesn't use the phrase "fair use," but it endorses legalizing many of the same ideas. ❋ Timothy B. Lee (2011)

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