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Dictionary definition for: Fair

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

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

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

4. (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"

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

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

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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