fair

Definitions


[fɛː], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- treating people equally without favouritism or discrimination
(e.g: the group has achieved fair and equal representation for all its members)

- (of hair or complexion) light; blonde
(e.g: a pretty girl with long fair hair)

- considerable though not outstanding in size or amount
(e.g: he did a fair bit of coaching)

- (of weather) fine and dry
(e.g: a fair autumn day)

- beautiful
(e.g: the fairest of her daughters)


Phrases:
- a fair cow
- a fair deal
- all's fair in love and war
- be set fair
- by fair means or foul
- fair and square
- fair comment
- fair dos
- fair enough
- fair go
- fair name
- fair's fair
- for fair
- in a fair way to do something
- it's a fair cop
- no fair
- the fair sex

Origin:
Old English fæger ‘pleasing, attractive’, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German fagar


[fɛː], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage
(e.g: no one could say he played fair)

- to a high degree
(e.g: she'll be fair delighted to see you)


Phrases:
- a fair cow
- a fair deal
- all's fair in love and war
- be set fair
- by fair means or foul
- fair and square
- fair comment
- fair dos
- fair enough
- fair go
- fair name
- fair's fair
- for fair
- in a fair way to do something
- it's a fair cop
- no fair
- the fair sex

Origin:


[fɛː], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a beautiful woman
(e.g: pursuing his fair in a solitary street)


Phrases:
- a fair cow
- a fair deal
- all's fair in love and war
- be set fair
- by fair means or foul
- fair and square
- fair comment
- fair dos
- fair enough
- fair go
- fair name
- fair's fair
- for fair
- in a fair way to do something
- it's a fair cop
- no fair
- the fair sex

Origin:


[fɛː], (Verb)

Definitions:
- (of the weather) become fine
(e.g: looks like it's fairing off some)


Phrases:
- a fair cow
- a fair deal
- all's fair in love and war
- be set fair
- by fair means or foul
- fair and square
- fair comment
- fair dos
- fair enough
- fair go
- fair name
- fair's fair
- for fair
- in a fair way to do something
- it's a fair cop
- no fair
- the fair sex

Origin:


[fɛː], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a gathering of stalls and amusements for public entertainment
(e.g: I won a goldfish at the fair)

- a periodic gathering for the sale of goods.


Phrases:

Origin:
Middle English (in the sense ‘periodic gathering for the sale of goods’): from Old French feire, from late Latin feria, singular of Latin feriae ‘holy days’ (on which such fairs were often held)


[fɛː], (Verb)

Definitions:
- smooth the lines of (a vehicle, boat, or aircraft) to reduce drag; streamline
(e.g: we've sanded and faired the hull and have primed it for winter)


Phrases:

Origin:
Old English in the senses ‘beautify’ and ‘appear or become clean’. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century




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