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Definition of Fair


  1. Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.
  2. Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.
  3. Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin.
  4. Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; -- said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day.
  5. 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.
  6. Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; fowing; -- said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.
  7. 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.
  8. Pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; -- said of words, promises, etc.
  9. Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.
  10. Free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen.
  11. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.
  12. Fairness, beauty.
  13. A fair woman; a sweetheart.
  14. Good fortune; good luck.
  15. To make fair or beautiful.
  16. To make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's lines.
  17. 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.
  18. A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair.
  19. A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair.

Fair Quotations

We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square.
Michelle Obama

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Lao Tzu

My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I'm sick or in good health, whether I'm in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.
Brennan Manning

Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees. - Rumi
Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.

The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.
Bryant H. McGill
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Fair Translations

fair in Afrikaans is regverdig, mark, billik
fair in Dutch is marktplein, markt, bazaar, marktplaats
fair in Finnish is markkinat, vaalea, oikeudenmukainen
fair in German is blond, angemessen, gerecht, heiter/blond
fair in Italian is fecente, esposizione, biondo, messa
fair in Latin is mediocris, iustus
fair in Portuguese is justo
fair in Spanish is catiro, rubio, exposicion, decente, mercado, justo
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