Fair

Adjective

  • (baseball) Between the baselines.
  • (literary or archaic) Beautiful, of a pleasing appearance, with a pure and fresh quality.

    "There was once a knight who wooed a fair young maid."

  • Light in color, pale, particularly as regards skin tone but also referring to blond hair.

    "She had fair hair and blue eyes."

  • (nautical, of a wind) Favorable to a ship's course.
  • (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.
  • (literary or archaic) Beautiful, of a pleasing appearance, with a pure and fresh quality.

    "Monday's child is fair of face."

  • Unblemished (figuratively or literally); clean and pure; innocent.

    "After scratching out and replacing various words in the manuscript, he scribed a fair copy to send to the publisher."

  • Adequate, reasonable, or decent.

    "The patient was in a fair condition after some treatment."

  • Free from obstacles or hindrances; unobstructed; unencumbered; open; direct; said of a road, passage, etc.

    "a fair mark;  in fair sight;  a fair view"

  • Unblemished (figuratively or literally); clean and pure; innocent.

    "one's fair name"

  • Just, equitable.

    "He must be given a fair trial."

  • Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.

    "a fair sky;  a fair day"

Adverb

  • Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.

Noun

  • (obsolete) Fairness, beauty.
  • An event for public entertainment and trade, a market.
  • (obsolete) A woman, a member of the ‘fair sex’; also as a collective singular, women.
  • (obsolete) Good fortune; good luck.
  • A community gathering to celebrate and exhibit local achievements.
  • A funfair, an amusement park.
  • Something which is fair (in various senses of the adjective).

    "When will we learn to distinguish between the fair and the foul?"

  • A fair woman; a sweetheart.
  • An event for professionals in a trade to learn of new products and do business.

Verb

  • To smoothen or even a surface (especially a connection or junction on a surface).
  • (obsolete) To make fair or beautiful.
  • To construct or design a structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline or reduce air drag or water resistance.
  • To bring into perfect alignment (especially about rivet holes when connecting structural members).

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