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1fair/ˈfeɚ/adjective
fairerfairest
1fair
/ˈfeɚ/
adjective
fairerfairest
Learner's definition of FAIR  
: agreeing with what is thought to be right or acceptable
: treating people in a way that does not favor some over others
: not too harsh or critical
: not very good or very bad : of average or acceptable quality
   b  approving  : reasonably good : good although usually not excellent
   c  always used before a noun  : reasonably large — used to describe an amount or size that is not small although it is also not extremely large
: not stormy or cloudy
of a person's hair, skin, etc.  : having a light color
— opposite dark
literary + old-fashioned  : attractive or pleasing to look at
baseball  : in the area between the foul lines
◊ A fair ball is a batted ball that lands in the area between the foul lines.
— compare foul

a fair bit

— see 1bit

a fair shake

— see 2shake

all's fair in love and war

— used to describe a situation in which people do not follow the usual rules of behavior and do things that are normally considered unfair

bid fair

— see 1bid

fair and square

: in an honest and fair manner

fair crack of the whip

— see 2crack

fair enough

informal
— used to say that something is reasonable or fair

fair's fair

informal
— used to say that something was done or should be done because it is fair

fair to say

◊ A comment that is fair to say is reasonable and is not expected to cause argument.

fair warning

: enough warning to be able to avoid something bad

it's a fair cop

— see 1cop

— fair

adverb

— fairness

noun,[noncount]
2fair/ˈfeɚ/noun
pluralfairs
2fair
/ˈfeɚ/
noun
pluralfairs
Learner's definition of FAIR  
[count]
: a large public event at which there are various kinds of competitions, games, rides, and entertainment
especially US  : such an event at which farm products and farm animals are shown and judged
: an event at which many people gather to buy things or to get information about a product or activity
: an event at which different things (such as crafts or food) are sold usually for charity
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