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Dictionary definition for: Fair

1. (n) a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

2. (a) free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee" "fair deal" "on a fair footing" "a fair fight" "by fair means or foul"

3. (r) in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"

4. (v) join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

5. (n) gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair" "trade fair" "book fair"

6. (r) in a fair evenhanded manner; "deal fairly with one another"

7. (a) showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"

8. (s) more than adequate in quality; "fair work"

9. (n) a competitive exhibition of farm products; "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"

10. (n) a sale of miscellany; often for charity; "the church bazaar"

11. (s) not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income" "reasonable prices"

12. (s) visually appealing; "our fair city"

13. (s) very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass" "there''s a bonny bay beyond" "a comely face" "young fair maidens"

14. (a) (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines; "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"

15. (s) of no exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit" "only a fair performance of the sonata" "in fair health" "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average" "the performance was middling at best"

16. (s) (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy" "a clean manuscript"

17. (s) free of clouds or rain; "today will be fair and warm"

18. (s) (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored; "a fair complexion"

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