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fair1 US English

In accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate

fair2 US English

A gathering of stalls and amusements for public entertainment

fair3 US English

Streamline (a vehicle, boat, or aircraft) by adding fairings

fair1 US Thesaurus

the courts were generally fair

fair2 US Thesaurus

a country fair

no fair US English

Unfair (often used in or as a petulant protestation)

all-fair US English

Surpassingly or sublimely beautiful; (also occasionally as noun) that which is surpassingly or sublimely beautiful.

fair name US English

A good reputation

for fair US English

Completely and finally

fair ball US English

A pitch delivered within the strike zone (now rare).

fair copy US English

Written or printed matter transcribed or reproduced after final correction

fair cow US English

An exceedingly unpleasant or disagreeable person, situation, etc.

fair deal US English

A deal or transaction which is just or reasonable.

fair-face US English

(Of brickwork) = fair-faced.

fair folk US English

(With the or in plural) fairies collectively.

fair game US English

A person or thing that is considered a reasonable target for criticism, exploitation, or attack

Fair Isle US English

One of the Shetland Islands, about halfway between Orkney and the main Shetland group

fair lady US English

(With possessive pronoun) a woman who is the object of one's love or devotion (especially with allusion to chivalrous love); a man's wife or partner; now somewhat archaic.

fair-like US English

Resembling or characteristic of a fair.

fair maid US English

English regional (Cornwall). A pilchard preserved by curing.

fair play US English

Respect for the rules or equal treatment of all concerned

fair rent US English

The amount of rent which a tenant may reasonably be expected to pay for the use of specified land or property; specifically (in the United Kingdom) that officially determined and registered by a rent office for a particular tenancy.

fair use US English

(In US copyright law) the doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder

job fair US English

An event at which people (especially students) looking for employment can meet potential employers and get information about particular types of work.

play fair US English

Observe principles of justice; avoid cheating

pot fair US English

A fair at which pots and other crockery are sold.

Rag Fair US English

Originally: a market for the sale of old clothes, held at Houndsditch in London; the name of the district occupied by this market (now historical). In later use (without capital initials): any such market.

Rood fair US English

An annual fair held locally on Rood day, either in May or September.

fair's fair US English

Used to request just treatment or assert that an arrangement is just

cattle fair US English

A fair at which cattle are sold.

church fair US English

A bazaar organized by a church, typically to raise money for charity or for the church itself.

fair dinkum US English

Used to emphasize or seek confirmation of the genuineness or truth of something

fair enough US English

Used to admit that something is reasonable or acceptable

fair catch US English

A catch of a punt in which a player raises a hand and does not advance the ball

fair curve US English

A smooth curve; especially (Nautical) one in the body of a ship.

Fair Dealer2 US English

An advocate of the Fair Deal reform programme proposed by President H. S. Truman in 1949.

fair dealer1 US English

A person who acts in a just and honest manner, especially in business dealings; a person who treats others fairly.

fair-faced US English

Of a person. (a) Having a beautiful or attractive face; beautiful, good-looking. (b) Having a fair or light-coloured complexion.

fair green US English

A piece of public or common grassy land situated in or near a town or village, especially one where a fair is traditionally held.

fair-haired US English

Having light-colored hair

fair-handed US English

Having beautiful, nicely shaped, or fair-skinned hands (in later use sometimes implying unfamiliarity with hard work); also figurative (now rare).

fair keeper US English

An officer whose job is to keep order a fair.

fair means US English

Non-violent methods, a peaceable course of action; (later) especially legitimate or honourable methods.

fair-minded US English

Impartial in judgment; just

fair-shaped US English

Having a shape that is attractive, desirable, or fitting.

fair share US English

An equitable or reasonable portion or share of something; (more generally) a good number, a large amount, sometimes implying the amount is excessive or inordinate, especially in to have (or do,etc.) one's fair share.

fair-sized US English

Of a considerable though not outstanding size

fair-spoken US English

(Of a person) courteous and pleasant

fair trade US English

Trade in which fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries

fair-traded US English

US. Of a product: regulated by a Fair Trade Law. Now chiefly historical.

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