Crossword clues for fair
- ___ to middling
- Within bounds
- Having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
- Often for charity
- A sale of miscellany
- Gathering of producers to promote business
- A traveling show
- A competitive exhibition of farm products
- "My ___ Lady"
- Weather forecast
- Rural event
- A. A. of mysteries
- Knoxville event: 1982
- What the brave deserve
- Like Monday's child
- Like certain maidens
- Weather report
- Diamond decision
- "State ___," film of 1933, 1945 or 1961
- Dispassionate; equable
- Festival or carnival
- "___ stood the wind for France"
- County event
- Square's companion
- Like a pro rata division, say
- Pleasing to see
- Like maidens of old
- Kind of ball or play
- Weather word
- Inside the foul line
- Kind of shake
- Worth a C
- Like home plate
- Place for a ride
- In bounds
- Like some maidens of myth
- В В C
- On the foul line, ironically
- Ferris wheel site
- Without a cloud in the sky
- Midway point?
- Place to buy cotton candy
- Like some maidens
- Umpire's ruling
- Barometer reading
- Not cheating
- Like a fly ball off the foul pole
- 50/50, say
- Not foul
- Place to see a Ferris wheel
- Not bad
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fair \Fair\ (f[^a]r), a. [Compar. Fairer; superl. Fairest.] [OE. fair, fayer, fager, AS. f[ae]ger; akin to OS. & OHG. fagar, Icel. fagr, Sw. fager, Dan. faver, Goth. fagrs fit, also to E. fay, G. f["u]gen, to fit. fegen to sweep, cleanse, and prob. also to E. fang, peace, pact, Cf. Fang, Fain, Fay to fit.]
Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.
A fair white linen cloth.
--Book of Common Prayer.
Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.
Who can not see many a fair French city, for one fair French made.
Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin.
The northern people large and fair-complexioned.
--Sir M. Hale.
Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; -- said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day.
You wish fair winds may waft him over.
Free from obstacles or hindrances; unobstructed; unincumbered; open; direct; -- said of a road, passage, etc.; as, a fair mark; in fair sight; a fair view.
The caliphs obtained a mighty empire, which was in a fair way to have enlarged.
--Sir W. Raleigh.
(Shipbuilding) Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; flowing; -- said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.
Characterized by frankness, honesty, impartiality, or candor; open; upright; free from suspicion or bias; equitable; just; -- said of persons, character, or conduct; as, a fair man; fair dealing; a fair statement. ``I would call it fair play.''
Pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; -- said of words, promises, etc.
When fair words and good counsel will not prevail on us, we must be frighted into our duty.
Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.
Free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen. The news is very fair and good, my lord. --Shak. Fair ball. (Baseball)
A ball passing over the home base at the height called for by the batsman, and delivered by the pitcher while wholly within the lines of his position and facing the batsman.
A batted ball that falls inside the foul lines; -- called also a fair hit. Fair maid. (Zo["o]l.)
The European pilchard ( Clupea pilchardus) when dried.
The southern scup ( Stenotomus Gardeni). [Virginia]
Fair one, a handsome woman; a beauty,
Fair play, equitable or impartial treatment; a fair or equal chance; justice.
From fair to middling, passable; tolerable. [Colloq.]
The fair sex, the female sex.
Syn: Candid; open; frank; ingenuous; clear; honest; equitable; impartial; reasonable. See Candid.
Fair \Fair\, n. [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.]
A gathering of buyers and sellers, assembled at a particular place with their merchandise at a stated or regular season, or by special appointment, for trade.
A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair; a church fair.
A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair.
an exhibition by a number of organizations, including governmental organizations, for the purpose of acquainting people with such organizations or their members, not primarily for commercial purposes; as, the 1939 World's Fair.
Meet me in St. Louis, Louis Meet me at the fair Don't tell me the lights are shining Anyplace but there.
--Song (1904: words by Andrew B. Sterling, music by Kerry Mills, popularized by Billy Murray. Prominent in the movie "Meet Me In St. Louis", 1944)
After the fair, Too late. [Colloq.]
Fair \Fair\, adv. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.
Fair and square, justly; honestly; equitably; impartially.
To bid fair. See under Bid.
To speak fair, to address with courtesy and frankness.
Fair \Fair\, n.
Fairness, beauty. [Obs.]
A fair woman; a sweetheart.
I have found out a gift for my fair.
Good fortune; good luck.
Now fair befall thee !
The fair, anything beautiful; women, collectively. ``For slander's mark was ever yet the fair.''
Fair \Fair\, v. t.
To make fair or beautiful. [Obs.]
Fairing the foul.
(Shipbuilding) To make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's lines.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"a stated market in a town or city; a regular meeting to buy, sell, or trade," early 14c., from Anglo-French feyre (late 13c.), from Old French feire, faire "fair, market; feast day," from Vulgar Latin *feria "holiday, market fair," from Latin feriae "religious festivals, holidays," related to festus "solemn, festive, joyous" (see feast (n.)).
Old English fægere "beautifully," from fæger "beautiful" (see fair (adj.)). From c.1300 as "honorably;" mid-14c. as "correctly; direct;" from 1510s as "clearly." Fair and square is from c.1600. Fair-to-middling is from 1829, of livestock markets.
Old English fæger "pleasing to the sight (of persons and body features, also of objects, places, etc.); beautiful, handsome, attractive," of weather, "bright, clear, pleasant; not rainy," also in late Old English "morally good," from Proto-Germanic *fagraz (cognates: Old Saxon fagar, Old Norse fagr, Swedish fager, Old High German fagar "beautiful," Gothic fagrs "fit"), perhaps from PIE *pek- (1) "to make pretty" (cognates: Lithuanian puošiu "I decorate").\n
\nThe meaning in reference to weather preserves the oldest sense "suitable, agreeable" (opposed to foul (adj.)). Of the main modern senses of the word, that of "light of complexion or color of hair and eyes, not dusky or sallow" (of persons) is from c.1200, faire, contrasted to browne and reflecting tastes in beauty. From early 13c. as "according with propriety; according with justice," hence "equitable, impartial, just, free from bias" (mid-14c.).\n
\nOf wind, "not excessive; favorable for a ship's passage," from late 14c. Of handwriting from 1690s. From c.1300 as "promising good fortune, auspicious." Also from c.1300 as "above average, considerable, sizable." From 1860 as "comparatively good."\n
\nThe sporting senses (fair ball, fair catch, etc.) began to appear in 1856. Fair play is from 1590s but not originally in sports. Fair-haired in the figurative sense of "darling, favorite" is from 1909. First record of fair-weather friends is from 1736 (in a letter from Pope published that year, written in 1730). The fair sex "women" is from 1660s, from the "beautiful" sense (fair as a noun meaning "a woman" is from early 15c.). Fair game "legitimate target" is from 1776, from hunting.\n\nOthers, who have not gone to such a height of audacious wickedness, have yet considered common prostitutes as fair game, which they might pursue without restraint.
["Advice from a Father to a Son, Just Entered into the Army and about to Go Abroad into Action," London, 1776]\n
(lb en literary or archaic) beautiful, of a pleasing appearance, with a pure and fresh quality. adv. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably. n. 1 Something which is fair (in various senses of the adjective). 2 (context obsolete English) A woman, a member of the ‘fair sex’; also as a collective singular, women. 3 (context obsolete English) Fairness, beauty. 4 A fair woman; a sweetheart. 5 (context obsolete English) Good fortune; good luck. v
1 To smoothen or even a surface (especially a connection or junction on a surface). 2 To bring into perfect alignment (especially about rivet holes when connecting structural members). 3 To construct or design a structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline or reduce air drag or water resistance. 4 (context obsolete English) To make fair or beautiful. Etymology 2
n. 1 A community gathering to celebrate and exhibit local achievements. 2 An event for public entertainment and trade, a market.
adj. free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul" [syn: just] [ant: unfair]
more than adequate in quality; "fair work"
visually appealing; "our fair city" [syn: sightly]
(of a baseball) hit between the foul lines; "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag" [ant: foul]
of no exceptional quality or ability; "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" [syn: average, mediocre, middling]
attractively feminine; "the fair sex" [syn: fair(a)]
(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript" [syn: clean]
free of clouds or rain; "today will be fair and warm"
(used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored; "a fair complexion"; [syn: fairish]
gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"
a competitive exhibition of farm products; "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
a sale of miscellany; often for charity; "the church bazaar" [syn: bazaar]
v. join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
A fair (archaic: faire or fayre) is a gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities. It is normally of the essence of a fair that it is temporary with scheduled times lasting from an afternoon to several weeks.
Fair is a type of market, or fête.
Fair or FAIR (acronym) may also refer to:
Fair is an alternative rock band currently signed to Tooth & Nail Records. It was created in 2005 from members of Aaron Sprinkle's touring band – Sprinkle, fellow Poor Old Lu alum Nick Barber, Erick Newbill, and Joey Sanchez.
The band released their first album, The Best Worst-Case Scenario, on June 6, 2006.
Fair is a surname and may refer to:
Usage examples of "fair".
And the ceiling fair that rose aboon The white and feathery fleece of noon.
Fair with my friend Patu, who, taking it into his head to sup with a Flemish actress known by the name of Morphi, invited me to go with him.
Lincoln defended himself with fair and full statements of fact, and was apparently justified in adopting the policy he had chosen.
I have not the slightest pretence to virtue, but I adore the fair sex, and now you and they know the road to my purse.
At this point Adam saw his way sufficiently clear to adumbrate to Davenport with fair exactness what he wished hime to find out.
They learned later that the girl had taken frequent flights in the South, where her father had, for a time, entered into the business of giving aeroplane flights for money at county fairs and the like.
Running to the window they saw the Mortlake aeroplane whiz by at a fair height.
Elf-lords would ride at times, even from afar, for the land was wild but very fair.
Tiriki scampered into the room, her silky fair hair all aflutter about the elfin face, her small tunic torn, one pink foot sandalled and the other bare, whose rapid uneven steps bore her swiftly to Domaris.
The fairing for the towed array extended longitudinally aft from the leading edge of the sail to the stern.
Fathom, believing that now was the season for working upon her passions, while they were all in commotion, became, if possible, more assiduous than ever about the fair mourner, modelled his features into a melancholy cast, pretended to share her distress with the most emphatic sympathy, and endeavoured to keep her resentment glowing by cunning insinuations, which, though apparently designed to apologise for his friend, served only to aggravate the guilt of his perfidy and dishonour.
Juss, enforcing his half frozen limbs to resume the ascent, beheld a sight of woe too terrible for the eye: a young man, helmed and graithed in dark iron, a black-a-moor with goggle-eyes and white teeth agrin, who held by the neck a fair young lady kneeling on her knees and clasping his as in supplication, and he most bloodily brandishing aloft his spear of six foot of length as minded to reave her of her life.
He could not see the pilot, but he had a fair idea where the man would be huddled on the floor, and he was just aiming at that part of the floor when the helicopter veered sharply up the cliff.
One lucky person will receive the alexandrite, but in order to be fair to all, no one must mention the rare gem.
In these letters he founded his allegation, that Ireland had not her fair proportion of members of the house of commons, on this data.