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Fair appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Eno, rehtori. A fair other one.
  • A man, a plan, a caret, a ban, a myriad, a sum, a lac, a liar, a hoop, a pint, a catalpa, a gas, an oil, a bird, a yell, a vat, a caw, a pax, a wag, a tax, a nay, a ram, a cap, a yam, a gay, a tsar, a wall, a car, a luger, a ward, a bin, a woman, a vassal, a wolf, a tuna, a nit, a pall, a fret, a watt, a bay, a daub, a tan, a cab, a datum, a gall, a hat, a fag, a zap, a say, a jaw, a lay, a wet, a gallop, a tug, a trot, a trap, a tram, a torr, a caper, a top, a tonk, a toll, a ball, a fair, a sax, a minim, a tenor, a bass, a passer, a capital, a rut, an amen, a ted, a cabal, a tang, a sun, an ass, a maw, a sag, a jam, a dam, a sub, a salt, an axon, a sail, an ad, a wadi, a radian, a room, a rood, a rip, a tad, a pariah, a revel, a reel, a reed, a pool, a plug, a pin, a peek, a parabola, a dog, a pat, a cud, a nu, a fan, a pal, a rum, a nod, an eta, a lag, an eel, a batik, a mug, a mot, a nap, a maxim, a mood, a leek, a grub, a gob, a gel, a drab, a citadel, a total, a cedar, a tap, a gag, a rat, a manor, a bar, a gal, a cola, a pap, a yaw, a tab, a raj, a gab, a nag, a pagan, a bag, a jar, a bat, a way, a papa, a local, a gar, a baron, a mat, a rag, a gap, a tar, a decal, a tot, a led, a tic, a bard, a leg, a bog, a burg, a keel, a doom, a mix, a map, an atom, a gum, a kit, a baleen, a gala, a ten, a don, a mural, a pan, a faun, a ducat, a pagoda, a lob, a rap, a keep, a nip, a gulp, a loop, a deer, a leer, a lever, a hair, a pad, a tapir, a door, a moor, an aid, a raid, a wad, an alias, an ox, an atlas, a bus, a madam, a jag, a saw, a mass, an anus, a gnat, a lab, a cadet, an em, a natural, a tip, a caress, a pass, a baronet, a minimax, a sari, a fall, a ballot, a knot, a pot, a rep, a carrot, a mart, a part, a tort, a gut, a poll, a gateway, a law, a jay, a sap, a zag, a fat, a hall, a gamut, a dab, a can, a tabu, a day, a batt, a waterfall, a patina, a nut, a flow, a lass, a van, a mow, a nib, a draw, a regular, a call, a war, a stay, a gam, a yap, a cam, a ray, an ax, a tag, a wax, a paw, a cat, a valley, a drib, a lion, a saga, a plat, a catnip, a pooh, a rail, a calamus, a dairyman, a bater, a canal - Panama!
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Usage statistics for the adjective fair:

conversational speech48.51%task-oriented speech51.49%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fair:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective fair:

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Fair is sometimes a misspelling of fare or fire.

The word fair is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective fair

What does fair mean as an attribute of a noun?

Fair is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: fairer | fairest

  1. free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
  2. not excessive or extreme
  3. very pleasing to the eye
  4. (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines
  5. lacking exceptional quality or ability
  6. attractively feminine
    • example: the fair sex
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: feminine
  7. (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
  8. gained or earned without cheating or stealing
  9. free of clouds or rain
    • example: today will be fair and warm
    • similar: clear
  10. (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored

Alternative definition of the adjective fair


  1. [literary or archaic] Beautiful, of a pleasing appearance, with a pure and fresh quality.
  2. Unblemished and innocent; clean and pure.
  3. Light in color, pale, particularly as regards skin tone but also refers to blond hair.
  4. Just, equitable.
  5. Adequate, reasonable, or decent.
  6. [nautical] Favorable to a ship's course.
  7. [baseball] Between the baselines.

Definition of the adverb fair

What does fair mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
  2. without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner

Definition of the noun fair

What does fair mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fairs

  1. a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of fair: carnival / funfair
    • more generic word: show = the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • part: midway = the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
  2. gathering of producers to promote business
    • examples: world fair | trade fair | book fair
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: assemblage / gathering = a group of persons together in one place
    • more specific terms: book fair / bookfair = fair organized by publishers or booksellers to promote the sale of books
  3. a competitive exhibition of farm products
    • example: she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: exhibition / expo / exposition = a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
  4. a sale of miscellany; often for charity
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of fair: bazaar
    • more generic terms: cut-rate sale / sale / sales event = an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices
    • more specific terms:
      • book fair / bookfair = bazaar at which books are sold or auctioned off in order to raise funds for a worthy cause
      • craft fair = a fair at which objects made by craftsmen are offered for sale

Alternative definition of the noun fair


  1. Something which is fair (in various senses of the adjective).
  2. [obsolete] A woman, a member of the ‘fair sex’; also as a collective singular, women.
  3. A community gathering to celebrate and exhibit local achievements.
  4. An event for public entertainment and trade, a market.
  5. An event for professionals in a trade to learn of new products and do business.

Definition of the verb fair

What does fair mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: faired | fairing | fairs

  1. join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: join = cause to become joined or linked

Alternative definition of the verb fair


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


Fair is a musical group.


Who is Fair?

Fair a.k.a. Elinor Fair was an American motion picture actress. She began her career with the name Eleanor Crowe, changed it to Lenore Fair, and finally settled on Elinor Fair. It is not clear what her name at birth was.


"Fair" is a composition.


"Fair" a.k.a. "Fair!" is a book by Ted Lewin.


"Fair" is a 2000 short film directed by David Duponchel.

  • also known as Jahrmarkt, Pout
  • country: Czech Republic
  • released in (16 years ago)


Fair is a fictional character from the 2009 film Tanner Hall.


  1. Fair: A fair is a gathering of people to display or trade produce or other goods, to parade or display animals and often to enjoy associated traveling carnival or travelling funfair entertainment. It is normally of the essence of a fair that it is temporary; some last only an afternoon while others may last as long as ten weeks. Activities at fairs vary widely. Some trade fairs are important regular business events either where products are traded between businesspeople, as at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where publishers sell book rights in other markets to other publishers, or where products are showcased to consumers, as for example in agricultural districts where they present opportunities to display and demonstrate the latest machinery on the market to farmers.
    • also known as 박람회, fuar
  2. Fair is a website.

Phrases with Fair

Phrases starting with the word Fair:

  1. Fair Go
  2. Fair Up
  3. Fair Bet
  4. Fair Dos
  5. Fair Off
  6. fair sex
  7. fair use
  8. fair ball
  9. fair copy
  10. fair deal
  11. fair game
  12. Fair Isle
  13. Fair Play
  14. fair wind
  15. fair catch
  16. Fair Linen

Phrases ending with the word Fair:

  1. to fair
  2. bid fair
  3. book fair
  4. craft fair

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fair

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Google previewFCS Contact Centre Operations L3 (2008)

Being fair means that when a rule is applied to one person, then the same rule must apply to all the people in the company. SO4.2 Provide advice and support regarding received information to facilitate problem solving LO4.2.2 Ensure that the ...

Google previewFairness Counts (2010)

by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Being fair means wanting others to have the same chances, possessions, or rights that you have. Fairness does not mean that everything is always equal. Sometimes situations prevent you from having the same chances, possessions, ...

Google previewMinutes of the Committee of Council on Education (1863)

by Great Britain. Committee on Education

The word fair means that reading is intelligible, though not quite good ; dictation, legible, and rightly spelt in all common words, though the writing may need improvement, and less common words may be misspelt ; arithmetic, right in method, ...

Google previewCharacter Education, Grade 2 (2012)

by Frank Schaffer Publications

Remember, being fair means many things, like taking turns, following the rules, sharing, listening to what others have to say, and being open-minded. Think about a character you know that acted fairly and then answer the questions below.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternatives (2007)

Utopianism and Organization by Martin Parker, Valerie Fournier, Patrick Reedy

FAIR TRADE Seeks to establish equity in trade relations, particularly between developing and developed countries, by promoting international labour, environment and social standards. The aim is to support social justice and relieve poverty ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Economics (2014)

by Renat Perelet, Pamela Mason, Anil Markandya, Tim Taylor

fair. trade. The notion that trade should be to the advantage of all participating parties and in particular that trade...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940 (2001)

by James Stuart Olson

FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES COMMITTEE. In 1941, as the economy continued its shift toward increased defense spending, African American leaders expressed increasing concern about employment discrimination against black workers ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African-American Education (1996)

by Faustine Childress Jones-Wilson

FAIR HOUSING ACT OF 1968, EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE. Drawing on the reports of various commissions on urban housing and civil disorder, including President Johnson's Commission on Urban Housing and the Kerner ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. By Francis Grose (1796)

HaRN FAIR. An annual fair held at Charlton, in Kent, on St. Luke's day, the l8th of October. It' consists of a riotous mob, who, after a printed summons dispersed through the adjacent towns, meet at Cuckold's Point, near Deptford, and march ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1785)

Horn fair, an annual fair held at Charlton, in Kent, on St. Luke's day, the 18th of October. It consists of a riotous mob, who after a printed summons dispersed through the adjacent towns, meet at cuckolds point, near Deptford, and march from ...

Google preview1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

by Anonymous

HORN FAIR. An annual fair held at Charlton, in Kent, on St. Luke's day, the 18th of October. It consists of a riotous mob, who after a printed summons dispersed through the adjacent towns, meet at Cuckold's Point, near Deptford, and march ...

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Usage statistics about fair

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective fair:

conversational speech48.51%task-oriented speech51.49%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fair:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective fair:


Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective fair and its most common antonyms:

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Small photo of Father with his little daughter on the shoulders at the April Fair, Seville Fair (Feria de Sevilla), Andalusia, SpainSmall photo of State Fair of TexasSmall photo of anonymous people at a trade fairSmall photo of Ferris Wheel at local County FairSmall photo of STRASBOURG, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2016: Children and teens of all ages attending annual Education Fair to choose career path and receive vocational counseling - rows of college standsSmall photo of BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, MARCH 07, 2018 - People walk around the boothes at HVG Job Fair, the biggest job fair event in HungarySmall photo of blurred people at a trade fair hall More...

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Quotes about Fair

O! fair, sweet Phyllis and sweet, fair May,
Which of you carried my heart away?
Who has my heart? I would like to know
Which was the guilty one of the two,
But I only know it was filched one day
By fair, sweet Phyllis, or sweet, fair May. (Ellis Parker Butler)
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Scrabble value of F4A1I1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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