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  • n  a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
  • n  gathering of producers to promote business
    world fair
    trade fair
    book fair
  • n  a competitive exhibition of farm products
    she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair
  • n  a sale of miscellany; often for charity
  • v  join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
  • a  free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
    a fair referee
    fair deal
    on a fair footing
    a fair fight
    by fair means or foul
  • s  not excessive or extreme
    a fairish income
  • s  very pleasing to the eye
    young fair maidens
  • a  (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines
    he hit a fair ball over the third base bag
  • s  lacking exceptional quality or ability
    only a fair performance of the sonata
    in fair health
  • s  attractively feminine
    the fair sex
  • s  (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections
    fair copy
  • s  gained or earned without cheating or stealing
    an fair penny
  • s  free of clouds or rain
    today will be fair and warm
  • s  (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored;
    a fair complexion
  • r  in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating
    they played fairly
  • r  without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
    deal fairly with one another

  • Vancouver's world's fair sparks a building and tourist boom.
  • They laughed when a brave band of Seattle promoters sat down to play that great marketing game called "world's fair.
  • The carillon thereupon chimed out the fair's theme song, "The Bells of Treasure Island.
News & Articles

  • Fair offers livestock, salsa and shot of Whiskey
    Today’s schedule at the Hunt County Fair is the busiest yet, filled with livestock, shop project and horticultural shows and wrapping up with salsa and a shot of Whiskey for the live musical entertainment.
    June 13, 2013 - Herald-Banner
  • Fair Tax group launches 'End the IRS' ads
    Americans for Fair Taxation, a group headed by wealthy super PAC donor Leo Linbeck III, will launch the ads Monday.
    June 12, 2013 - Washington Post
  • Fair director touts upcoming fair
    New events are on tap for this year's Northern Wisconsin State Fair, fair director Rusty Volk told the Chippewa County Board on Tuesday night.
    June 12, 2013 - The Chippewa Herald

  • President Bush in International Herald Tribune
    In a statement written in advance, Bush said Hussein "was executed after receiving a fair trial - the kind of justice he denied the victims of his brutal regime."
  • Donovan in SkySports
    I'm a little gutted to be honest,said Donovan, who scored his 43rd goal for his country. "I don't know how they stole that third goal from us. It's too bad because that was a fair goal I think. I saw a good finish and a good goal. I'm not...
  • Roger Goodell in Boston Globe
    This episode represents a calculated and deliberate attempt to avoid longstanding rules designed to encourage fair play and promote honest competition on the playing field,Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to the Patriots.

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