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Definition 1: a sale of miscellany; often for charity - [noun denoting act]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the church bazaar

Synonyms for fair in the sense of this definition

(fair is a kind of ...) an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices

"they held a sale to reduce their inventory" "I got some great bargains at their annual sale"

(... is a kind of fair ) bazaar at which books are sold or auctioned off in order to raise funds for a worthy cause

(... is a kind of fair ) a fair at which objects made by craftsmen are offered for sale

Definition 2: a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc. - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fair in the sense of this definition

(fair is a kind of ...) the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining

"a remarkable show of skill"

(fair is a part of ...) the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located

Definition 3: a competitive exhibition of farm products - [noun denoting group]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair

(fair is a kind of ...) a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display

Definition 4: gathering of producers to promote business - [noun denoting group]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • world fair
  • trade fair
  • book fair

(fair is a kind of ...) a group of persons together in one place

(... is a kind of fair ) fair organized by publishers or booksellers to promote the sale of books

Definition 5: join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly - [verb of contact]

(fair is a kind of ...) cause to become joined or linked

"join these two parts so that they fit together"

Definition 6: (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he hit a fair ball over the third base bag

(fair is similar to ...) between the first and third base lines

(fair belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 7: free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fair referee
  • fair deal
  • on a fair footing
  • a fair fight
  • by fair means or foul

Synonyms for fair in the sense of this definition

(fair is similar to ...) of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices

(fair is similar to ...) exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

"a clean fight" "a sporting solution of the disagreement" "sportsmanlike conduct"

(fair is similar to ...) of a person; just and impartial; not prejudiced

(fair is similar to ...) just and honest

(means also ...) used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

"a just and lasting peace" "a kind and just man" "a just reward" "his just inheritance"

(means also ...) showing lack of favoritism

"the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"

(means also ...) showing reason or sound judgment

"a sensible choice" "a sensible person"

(... are attributes of fair) conformity with rules or standards

"the judge recognized the fairness of my claim"

Definition 8: without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deal fairly with one another

Synonyms for fair in the sense of this definition

Definition 9: in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they played fairly

Synonyms for fair in the sense of this definition

Definition 10: very pleasing to the eye - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my bonny lass
  • there's a bonny bay beyond
  • a comely face
  • young fair maidens

Synonyms for fair in the sense of this definition

(fair is similar to ...) delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration

"a beautiful child" "beautiful country" "a beautiful painting" "a beautiful theory" "a beautiful party"

Definition 11: (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fair complexion

Synonyms for fair in the sense of this definition

(fair is similar to ...) being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes

"blond Scandinavians" "a house full of light-haired children"

Definition 12: free of clouds or rain - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • today will be fair and warm

(fair is similar to ...) free from clouds or mist or haze

"on a clear day"

Definition 13: gained or earned without cheating or stealing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an honest wage
  • an fair penny

Synonyms for fair in the sense of this definition

(fair is similar to ...) fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience

"equitable treatment of all citizens" "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"

Definition 14: attractively feminine - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fair sex

(fair is similar to ...) associated with women and not with men

"feminine intuition"

Definition 15: (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fair copy
  • a clean manuscript

Synonyms for fair in the sense of this definition

(fair is similar to ...) (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered

"legible handwriting"

Definition 16: not excessive or extreme - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fairish income
  • reasonable prices

Synonyms for fair in the sense of this definition

(fair is similar to ...) being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme

"moderate prices" "a moderate income" "a moderate fine" "moderate demands" "a moderate estimate" "a moderate eater" "moderate success" "a kitchen of moderate size" "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"

Definition 17: lacking exceptional quality or ability - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for fair in the sense of this definition

(fair is similar to ...) not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree

"ordinary everyday objects" "ordinary decency" "an ordinary day" "an ordinary wine"

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