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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

no fair US English

Unfair (often used in or as a petulant protestation)

play fair US English

Observe principles of justice; avoid cheating

fair name US English

A good reputation

for fair US English

Completely and finally

fair copy US English

Written or printed matter transcribed or reproduced after final correction

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 play US English

Respect for the rules or equal treatment of all concerned

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

fair's fair US English

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

fair dinkum US English

Used to emphasize that or query whether something is genuine or true

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-haired US English

Having light-colored hair

fair-minded US English

Impartial in judgment; just

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

Vanity Fair US English

The world regarded as a place of frivolity and idle amusement (originally with reference to Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress)

fair-skinned US English

(Of a person) having pale or relatively pale skin

world's fair US English

An international exhibition of the industrial, scientific, technological, and artistic achievements of the participating nations

bid fair to US English

Seem likely to

a fair deal US English

Equitable treatment

fair-market value US English

A selling price for an item to which a buyer and seller can agree

fair-weather friend US English

A person who stops being a friend in times of difficulty

for fair in fair1 US English

Completely and finally

no fair in fair1 US English

Unfair (often used in or as a petulant protestation)

fair's fair in fair1 US English

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

get a fair shake US English

Get (or give someone) just treatment or a fair chance

fair and square US English

Honestly and straightforwardly

fair-to-middling US English

Slightly above average

it's a fair cop US English

An admission that the speaker has been caught doing wrong and deserves punishment

fair-trade agreement US English

An agreement, typically illegal, between a manufacturer of a trademarked item in the US and its retail distributors to sell the item at a price at or above that designated by the manufacturer

fair name in fair1 US English

A good reputation

play fair in play US English

Observe principles of justice; avoid cheating

fair dinkum in dinkum US English

Used to emphasize that or query whether something is genuine or true

fair enough in fair1 US English

Used to admit that something is reasonable or acceptable

Advance Australia Fair US English

The national anthem of Australia, composed circa 1878 by P. D. McCormick (circa 1834–1916), a Scot, under the pen name ‘Amicus’. It officially replaced ‘God Save the Queen’ in 1984

Fair Isaac Corporation US English

The largest and best known of several companies that provide software for calculating a person’s credit score

bid fair to in bid2 US English

Seem likely to

a fair deal in fair1 US English

Equitable treatment

by fair means or foul US English

Using whatever means are necessary

all's fair in love and war US English

In certain highly charged situations, any method of achieving your objective is justifiable

fair and square in fair1 US English

Honestly and straightforwardly

fair-to-middling in fair1 US English

Slightly above average


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