adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)
- 1 (just) [person/decision] justo, imparcial; [fight/contest/election] limpio she was never given a fair chance nunca le dieron una oportunidad como es debido come on, now: fair's fair vamos, seamos justos or lo justo es justo it's not fair! ¡no hay derecho!, ¡no es justo! I feel it's only fair to warn you me parece justo advertirte by fair means or foul por las buenas o por las malas fair enough bueno, está bien he's come in for more than his fair share of criticism le ha tocado recibir muchas críticas I've had my fair share of problems recently ya he tenido bastantes problemas últimamenteto be fair
ono tosb it's not fair to her to expect her to do it no es justo pretender que lo haga ella that wouldn't be fair on the others eso no sería justo (para) con los demás, esto afectaría injustamente a los demás but to be fair one has to recognize that … pero en honor a la verdad uno tiene que reconocer que … be fair (to him) no seas injusto (con él) fair and square he won fair and square ganó en buena ley or con todas las de la ley I hit him fair and square on the nose le di de lleno en la nariz all's fair in love and war en el amor y en la guerra todo valeExample sentences
- To be fair, Stork's reasoning has a certain justification.
- To be fair, the reason for the outage is likely to have been something beyond their control.
- I have generally found the vast majority to be fair and reasonable, and far from hostile.
- 2 2.1 (blonde) [hair/person] rubio, güero (Mexico/México) , mono (Colombia) , catire (Venezuela) 2.2 (of skin) [complexion/person] blancoExample sentences
- It is impossible, with the best of wills to conduct free and fair elections under occupation with a war of attrition taking place between rebels and occupiers.
- Everyone has the means to gain knowledge of the law, which in turn makes legal systems more fair.
- They will give the judge a scrupulously fair trial.
- More procedures may be required for advanced baldness or for individuals with very dark hair and fair complexion.
- The suspect is said to be in his 50s, has a light complexion and fair hair and weighs about 185 pounds.
- She was pretty, with blonde hair and fair skin, but her eyes seemed distant, if worried.
- He was a skinny, fair boy with hair as light as sunshine and eyes as blue as the sky itself.
- She was fair, had long hair and had all the makings of a performer.
- Among them was a young princess, Lavena, the fair daughter of King Edward Longshanks.
- It gave a beautiful song in its fair voice, but in the middle of its song, it suddenly stopped.
- Tall, beautiful, fair, his appearance was greeted with a low hum of admiration and anxiety.
- Elves were once known, even by humans, to be a fair and beautiful race of species.
- 3 (beautiful) [literary/literario] [maiden/lady] hermoso, bello the fair sex [humorous/humorístico] el sexo débil [humorous/humorístico] I made it with my own fair hands [humorous/humorístico] lo hice con estas dos manitas, lo hice yo solitoExample sentences
- After a month of fair words Artois came away in April 1793 with a jewelled sword inscribed With God, for the King but no more tangible support.
- Titania was stunned by the fair words that graced the paper, but she couldn't for the life of her figure out who wrote it.
- 4 4.1 (quite good) we have a fair chance of winning tenemos bastantes posibilidades de ganar I don't know for sure, but I can give you a fair idea no estoy seguro pero te puedo dar una idea bastante aproximada his work is fair su trabajo es pasable or aceptable she made a fair attempt at the last question hizo un esfuerzo bastante razonable en la última pregunta doctors say her condition is fair los médicos opinan que su estado es satisfactorio fair to middling [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico] how are you? — fair to middling ¿qué tal estás? — voy tirando or (Mexico/México) ahí la llevo or (Colombia) (Venezuela) ahí, llevandola [colloquial/familiar] 4.2 (considerable) [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) [number/amount/speed] bueno it's still a fair climb to the top todavía nos queda una buena subida hasta la cima it's a fair journey hay un buen trechoExample sentences
- He is giving the matter a fair amount of considerable and is at that ‘in between’ situation at the moment.
- I did it very quickly, though I'd given a fair amount of consideration to each award in the recent weeks.
- Tracking down other dead notables often took a fair amount of detective work.
- 5 [Meteorol] 5.1 (of weather) we'll go if it's fair iremos si hace buen tiempo 5.2 (favorable) [wind/tide] a favor to be set fair to win tener* todas las de ganarExample sentences
- Such a fresh start might just be the fair wind and favourable sea for which I seem to be waiting.
- The fair wind shows the watchmen on the walls a black fleet coming up the river.
- May a fair wind ever find you and ease the burdens of your day.
- 1 1.1 (market) feria (feminine) county fair feria (feminine) or exposición (feminine) rural ([ a nivel provincial ]) 1.2(trade fair)feria (feminine) or exposición (feminine) industrial/comercial, feria (feminine) de muestras (Spain/España) book fair feria (feminine) del libro 1.3 (bazaar) feria (feminine) ([ con fines benéficos ]) kermés (feminine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (Mexico/México) , bazar (masculine) (Colombia)Example sentences
- That said, there are quicker ways to enter the collectable toy market, namely through auctions, toy fairs and car-boot sales.
- Personal snapshots from abandoned family albums turn up in all kinds of places, ‘from postcard fairs, to jumble sales, and dingy halls beside arterial roads,’ as he puts it.
- The business is so well-known now in Christchurch that the supply of books brought in keeps him very busy, without his going to seek them at fairs or garage sales.
- 2 (funfair) (British English/inglés británico) feria (feminine)Example sentences
- The streets and bars were packed as visitors wandered amongst the stalls, fairs and entertainers on the streets of Killorglin.
- Organisers of fêtes, horse fairs and similar public functions sometimes set up temporary quoits pitches in this way for decades and such games are often referred to as Sward Quoits.
- In villages, festivals and fairs are occasions for entertainment and relaxation.