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fair 1

 (fâr)
adj. fair·er, fair·est
1. Of pleasing appearance, especially because of a pure or fresh quality; comely.
2.
a. Light in color, especially blond: fair hair.
b. Of light complexion: fair skin.
3. Free of clouds or storms; clear and sunny: fair skies.
4. Free of blemishes or stains; clean and pure: one's fair name.
5. Promising; likely: We're in a fair way to succeed.
6.
a. Having or exhibiting a disposition that is free of favoritism or bias; impartial: a fair mediator.
b. Just to all parties; equitable: a compromise that is fair to both factions.
7. Being in accordance with relative merit or significance: She wanted to receive her fair share of the proceeds.
8. Consistent with rules, logic, or ethics: a fair tactic.
9. Moderately good; acceptable or satisfactory: gave only a fair performance of the play; in fair health.
10. Superficially true or appealing; specious: Don't trust his fair promises.
11. Lawful to hunt or attack: fair game.
12. Archaic Free of all obstacles.
adv.
1. In a proper or legal manner: playing fair.
2. Directly; straight: a blow caught fair in the stomach.
tr.v. faired, fair·ing, fairs
To join (pieces) so as to be smooth, even, or regular: faired the aircraft's wing into the fuselage.
n.
1. Archaic A beautiful or beloved woman.
2. Obsolete Loveliness; beauty.
Phrasal Verb:
fair off (or up)
Chiefly Southern US To become clear. Used of weather.
Idioms:
fair and square
Just and honest.
for fair
To the greatest or fullest extent possible: Our team was beaten for fair in that tournament.
no fair
Something contrary to the rules: That was no fair.

[Middle English, from Old English fæger, lovely, pleasant.]

fair′ness n.
Synonyms: fair1, just1, equitable, impartial, unprejudiced, unbiased, objective
These adjectives mean free from favoritism, self-interest, or preference in judgment. Fair is the most general: a fair referee; a fair deal. Just stresses conformity with what is legally or ethically right or proper: "a just and lasting peace" (Abraham Lincoln).
Equitable implies justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair: an equitable distribution of gifts among the children. Impartial emphasizes lack of favoritism: "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge" (Edmund Burke).
Unprejudiced means without preconceived opinions or judgments: an unprejudiced evaluation of the proposal. Unbiased implies absence of a preference or partiality: gave an unbiased account of her family problems. Objective implies detachment that permits impersonal observation and judgment: an objective jury. See Also Synonyms at average, beautiful.
Our Living Language American folk speech puts Standard English to shame in its wealth of words for describing weather conditions. When the weather goes from fair to cloudy, New Englanders say that it's "breedin' up a storm" (Maine informant in the Linguistic Atlas of New England). If the weather is clear, however, a New Englander might call it open. Southern fair off and fair up, meaning "to become clear," were originally Northeastern terms and were brought to the South as settlement expanded southward and westward. They are now "regionalized to the South," according to Craig M. Carver, author of American Regional Dialects. These phrases may have prompted the coining of milding and milding down, noted respectively in Texas and Virginia by the Dictionary of American Regional English.

fair 2

 (fâr)
n.
1. A gathering held at a specified time and place for the buying and selling of goods; a market.
2. An exhibition, as of farm products or manufactured goods, usually accompanied by various competitions and entertainments: a state fair.
3. An exhibition intended to inform people about a product or business opportunity: a computer fair; a job fair.
4. An event, usually for the benefit of a charity or public institution, including entertainment and the sale of goods; a bazaar: a church fair.

[Middle English faire, from Old French feire, from Late Latin fēria, sing. of Latin fēriae, holidays; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

fair

(fɛə)
adj
1. free from discrimination, dishonesty, etc; just; impartial
2. in conformity with rules or standards; legitimate: a fair fight.
3. (of the hair or complexion) light in colour
4. beautiful or lovely to look at
5. moderately or quite good: a fair piece of work.
6. unblemished; untainted
7. (Nautical Terms) (of the tide or wind) favourable to the passage of a vessel
8. (Physical Geography) sunny, fine, or cloudless
9. (prenominal) informal thorough; real: a fair battle to get to the counter.
10. pleasant or courteous
11. apparently good or valuable, but really false: fair words.
12. open or unobstructed: a fair passage.
13. Austral (of handwriting) clear and legible
14. a fair crack of the whip Austral a fair shake of the dice a fair go informal a fair opportunity; fair chance
15. fair and square in a correct or just way
16. fair do's
a. equal shares or treatment
b. an expression of appeal for equal shares or treatment
17. fair enough! an expression of agreement
18. fair go! informal Austral and NZ come off it!; I don't believe it!
19. fair to middling about average
adv
20. in a fair way; correctly: act fair, now!.
21. absolutely or squarely; quite: the question caught him fair off his guard.
22. dialect really or very: fair tired.
vb
(intr) dialect (of the weather) to become fine and mild
n
archaic a person or thing that is beautiful or valuable, esp a woman
[Old English fæger; related to Old Norse fagr, Old Saxon, Old High German fagar, Gothic fagrs suitable]
ˈfairness n

fair

(fɛə)
n
1. a travelling entertainment with sideshows, rides, etc, esp one that visits places at the same time each year
2. (Commerce) a gathering of producers of and dealers in a given class of products to facilitate business: a book fair.
3. an event including amusements and the sale of goods, esp for a charity; bazaar
4. a regular assembly at a specific place for the sale of goods, esp livestock
[C13: from Old French feire, from Late Latin fēria holiday, from Latin fēriae days of rest: related to festus festal]

fair1

(fɛər)

adj. and
adv. fair•er, fair•est.
1. free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice.
2. legitimately sought, done, given, etc.; proper under the rules: a fair fight.
3. moderately large; ample: a fair income.
4. neither excellent nor poor; moderately or tolerably good: fair health.
5.
a. (of the sky) bright; sunny; cloudless to half-cloudy.
b. (of the weather) fine; with no prospect of rain, snow, or hail; not stormy.
6. of a light hue; not dark: fair skin.
7. pleasing in appearance; attractive: a fair young maiden.
8. (of a wind or tide) tending to aid the progress of a vessel.
9. marked by favoring conditions; likely; promising: in a fair way to succeed.
10. without irregularity or unevenness: a fair surface.
11. free from blemish.
12. courteous; civil: fair words.
adv.
13. in a fair manner: He doesn't play fair.
14. favorably; auspiciously.
n.
15. Archaic. something that is fair.
16. Archaic.
a. a woman.
b. a beloved woman.
v.t.
17. to draw and adjust (the lines of a ship's hull being designed) to produce regular surfaces of the correct form.
Idioms:
1. bid fair, to seem likely: This entry bids fair to win first prize.
2. fair and square,
a. honestly; justly.
b. honest; just; straightforward.
3. fair to middling, only tolerably good; so-so.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English fæger]
fair′ness, n.
syn: fair, impartial, disinterested refer to lack of bias in opinions, judgments, etc. fair implies the treating of all sides alike, justly and equitably: a fair compromise. impartial also implies showing no more favor to one side than another, but suggests particularly a judicial consideration of a case: an impartial judge. disinterested implies a fairness arising from lack of desire to obtain a selfish advantage: a disinterested concern that the best person win.

fair2

(fɛər)

n.
1. a usu. competitive exhibition of farm products, livestock, etc., often combined with entertainment and held annually by a county or state.
2. a periodic gathering of buyers and sellers in an appointed place.
3. an exposition in which different exhibitors participate, often with the purpose of buying or selling or of familiarizing the public with the products: a home-furnishings fair.
4. an exhibition and sale of articles to raise money, often for some charitable purpose.
[1300–50; Middle English feire < Anglo-French, Old French < Late Latin fēria religious festival, holiday (Medieval Latin: market), in Latin only pl.; akin to feast]

fair

carnival
1. 'fair'

In British English, a fair is an event held in a park or field at which people pay to ride on various machines for amusement or try to win prizes in games.

...all the fun of the fair, with dodgem cars, stalls, candy floss and children's rides.
2. 'carnival'

In American English, an event like this is called a carnival.

It reminds me of when the carnival came to Hudson Falls, N.Y., when I was a boy.

In British English, a carnival is an outdoor public festival which is held every year in a particular place. During a carnival, music is played and people sometimes dance in the streets.

The Notting Hill Carnival in August is the largest street festival in Europe.

fair

fairly
1. 'fair'

You say that behaviour or a decision is fair when it is reasonable, right, or just.

It wouldn't be fair to disturb the children's education at this stage.
Do you feel they're paying their fair share?
2. 'fairly'

Don't use 'fair' as an adverb, except in the expression play fair. If you want to say that something is done in a reasonable or just way, the word you use is fairly.

We want it to be fairly distributed.
He had not explained things fairly.

Fairly also has a completely different meaning. It means 'to quite a large degree'.

The information was fairly accurate.
I wrote the first part fairly quickly.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'fairly' in front of a comparative form. Don't say, for example, 'The train is fairly quicker than the bus'. In conversation and less formal writing, you say 'The train is a bit quicker than the bus'.

Golf's a bit more expensive.
I began to understand her a bit better.

Be Careful!
In more formal writing, you use rather or somewhat.

In short, the problems now look rather worse than they did a year ago.
The results were somewhat lower than expected.

Many other words and expressions can be used to show degree.


fair

fare

These words are both pronounced /feə/.

1. 'fair'

Fair can be an adjective or a noun. If something is fair, it is reasonable, right, or just.

See fair - fairly

If someone is fair or has fair hair, they have light coloured hair.

My daughter has three children, and they're all fair.

A fair is an event held in a park or field for people's amusement.

We took the children to the fair.
2. 'fare'

Your fare is the money you pay for a journey by bus, taxi, train, boat, or plane.

Coach fares are cheaper than rail fares.
Airline officials say they must raise fares in order to cover rising costs.

fair


Past participle: faired
Gerund: fairing

Imperative
fair
fair
Present
I fair
you fair
he/she/it fairs
we fair
you fair
they fair
Preterite
I faired
you faired
he/she/it faired
we faired
you faired
they faired
Present Continuous
I am fairing
you are fairing
he/she/it is fairing
we are fairing
you are fairing
they are fairing
Present Perfect
I have faired
you have faired
he/she/it has faired
we have faired
you have faired
they have faired
Past Continuous
I was fairing
you were fairing
he/she/it was fairing
we were fairing
you were fairing
they were fairing
Past Perfect
I had faired
you had faired
he/she/it had faired
we had faired
you had faired
they had faired
Future
I will fair
you will fair
he/she/it will fair
we will fair
you will fair
they will fair
Future Perfect
I will have faired
you will have faired
he/she/it will have faired
we will have faired
you will have faired
they will have faired
Future Continuous
I will be fairing
you will be fairing
he/she/it will be fairing
we will be fairing
you will be fairing
they will be fairing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fairing
you have been fairing
he/she/it has been fairing
we have been fairing
you have been fairing
they have been fairing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fairing
you will have been fairing
he/she/it will have been fairing
we will have been fairing
you will have been fairing
they will have been fairing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fairing
you had been fairing
he/she/it had been fairing
we had been fairing
you had been fairing
they had been fairing
Conditional
I would fair
you would fair
he/she/it would fair
we would fair
you would fair
they would fair
Past Conditional
I would have faired
you would have faired
he/she/it would have faired
we would have faired
you would have faired
they would have faired

fair

carnival
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fair - a traveling showfair - a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
show - the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"
midway - the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
2.fair - gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
book fair, bookfair - fair organized by publishers or booksellers to promote the sale of books
3.fair - a competitive exhibition of farm products; "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"
expo, exposition, exhibition - a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
4.fair - a sale of miscellanyfair - a sale of miscellany; often for charity; "the church bazaar"
cut-rate sale, sales event, sale - an occasion (usually brief) for buying at specially reduced prices; "they held a sale to reduce their inventory"; "I got some great bargains at their annual sale"
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
Verb1.fair - join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
Adj.1.fair - 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"
just - used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
impartial - showing lack of favoritism; "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"
reasonable, sensible - showing reason or sound judgment; "a sensible choice"; "a sensible person"
unfair, unjust - not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception; "used unfair methods"; "it was an unfair trial"; "took an unfair advantage"
2.fair - not excessive or extreme; "a fairish income"; "reasonable prices"
moderate - being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"
3.fair - very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
4.fair - (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines; "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
foul - (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
5.fair - lacking exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"
ordinary - not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
6.fair - attractively feminine; "the fair sex"
feminine - associated with women and not with men; "feminine intuition"
7.fair - (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
legible - (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered; "legible handwriting"
8.fair - gained or earned without cheating or stealing; "an honest wage"; "an fair penny"
equitable, just - fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience; "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"
9.fair - free of clouds or rain; "today will be fair and warm"
clear - free from clouds or mist or haze; "on a clear day"
10.fair - (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored; "a fair complexion";
blond, blonde, light-haired - being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes; "blond Scandinavians"; "a house full of light-haired children"
Adv.1.fair - in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"
2.fair - without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner; "deal fairly with one another"

fair

1
adjective
2. respectable, middling, average, reasonable, decent, acceptable, moderate, adequate, satisfactory, not bad, mediocre, so-so (informal), tolerable, passable, O.K. or okay (informal), all right He had a fair command of English.
4. light-complexioned, white, pale It's important to protect my fair skin from the sun.
5. fine, clear, dry, bright, pleasant, sunny, favourable, clement, cloudless, unclouded, sunshiny Weather conditions were fair.
6. beautiful, pretty, attractive, lovely, handsome, good-looking, bonny, comely, beauteous, well-favoured Faint heart never won fair lady.
beautiful homely, plain, ugly
fair and square honestly, straight, legally, on the level (informal), by the book, lawfully, above board, according to the rules, without cheating We were beaten fair and square.

fair

2
noun carnival, show, market, fête, festival, exhibition, mart, expo (informal), bazaar, exposition, mela, gala The date for the fair has been changed.

fair

adjective
2. Having light hair:
3. Of a light color or complexion:
4. Free from clouds or mist, for example:
5. Indicative of future success or full of promise:
7. Just to all parties:
8. According to the rules:
9. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK, tidy.
adverb
1. In a fair, sporting manner:
2. With precision or absolute conformity:
Slang: smack-dab.
Translations
أَشْقَرأشْقرجَميل، وَسيمسوقصافٍ، مُعْتَدِل
spravedlivýsvětlýpouťpřiměřenýtrh
lysmarkedrimeligsmuktilfredsstillende
blonda
kohtuullinenvaaleaviehkeämarkkinamarkkinat
poštenosajamsvijetao
fehérigazságoskorrektszépszőke
bjartur, heiîskírfagurfallegurkaupstefna, vörusÿningljós
公正な縁日色白の
공평한박람회살결이 흰
apmierinošsatrakciju parksdiezgan labsgadatirgusgaišmatains
celkom dobrýlunaparkveľtrh
lepnepristranskipoštensejemsemenj
rättvisblondfagermarknad
งานแสดงสินค้าสมเหตุสมผลสีอ่อน
fuargüzeloldukça büyük/uzun Vboldukça iyipanayır
công bằnghội chợvàng hoe

fair

1 [fɛəʳ]
A. ADJ (fairer (compar) (fairest (superl)))
1. (= just) [person, treatment, wage, exchange] → justo; [decision, report, hearing] → imparcial; [comment] → razonable, válido; [sample] → representativo; [price] → justo, razonable; [deal] → justo, equitativo; [fight, election] → limpio; [competition] → leal
that's fair commentésa es una observación razonable or válida
it's not fair!¡no es justo!, ¡no hay derecho!
it's not fair to expect you to wash upno es justo pretender que friegues
it's fair to say thates cierto que ..., lo cierto es que ...
be fair, darling, it's not their faultjusto or razonable, cariño, no es culpa suya
to be fair (= truth to tell) → a decir verdad ..., en honor a la verdad ...; (= not to be unjust) → para ser justo ...
fair enough!¡vale!, ¡muy bien!
fair's fair, it's my turn nowvale ya or ya basta, ahora me toca a mí
fair game (fig) → blanco m legítimo
it's not fair on the oldes injusto or no es justo para (con) los ancianos
it's only fair thatlo más justo sería que ...
as is only faircomo es justo
fair play (in game) → juego m limpio
sense of fair play (fig) → sentido m de la justicia
she's had more than her fair share of problems in lifeha pasado mucho or lo suyo en la vida
they are not paying their fair shareno están pagando la cantidad que les corresponde or que les toca
to be fair to sbser justo con algn
that's not true, you're not being fair to himeso no es verdad, no estás siendo justo con él
fair tradecomercio m equitativo
by fair means or foulpor las buenas o por las malas
all's fair in love and wartodo vale en el amor y la guerra
2. (= reasonable, average) [work] → pasable, regular
she has a fair chancetiene bastantes posibilidades
you've got to give him a fair chancele tienes que dar una oportunidad con todas las de la ley
I have a fair idea of what to expectmás o menos qué esperar
fair to middlingregular
"how are you?" - "fair to middling"-¿qué tal estás? -regular
he's been given fair warningno puede decir que no se le ha avisado
3. (= quite large) [sum, speed] → considerable
a fair amount ofbastante
this happens in a fair number of casesesto sucede en bastantes casos
we've still got a fair way to goaún nos queda un buen trecho que recorrer
4. (= pale, light-coloured) [hair, person] → rubio, güero (Mex); [complexion, skin] → blanco, güero (Mex)
5. (= fine, good) [weather] → bueno
if it's fair tomorrowsi hace buen tiempo mañana
fair copycopia f en limpio
to make a fair copy of sthhacer una copia en limpio de algo, pasar algo en limpio
his legal career seemed set fairsu carrera como abogado parecía tener el éxito asegurado
in fair weather or foul (referring to present, future) → haga bueno o malo; (referring to past) → hiciera bueno o malo
6. (liter) (= beautiful) → bello, hermoso
this fair city of oursesta bella ciudad nuestra
the fair sexel bello sexo
B. ADV
1.
to play fairjugar limpio
to win fair and squareganar con todas las de la ley
it hit the target fair and squaredio justo en el centro del blanco
2. (o.f.) (= positively) → verdaderamente
we were fair terrifiedestábamos verdaderamente asustados
it fair took my breath awayte/os juro que me dejó sin habla

fair

2 [fɛəʳ] N
1. (= market) → feria f
antiques/craft fairferia f de antigüedades/artesanía
book fairferia f del libro
see also trade D
2. (Brit) (= funfair) → parque m de atracciones
STATE FAIR
En todos los estados de EE.UU. se celebra una feria en otoño llamada state fair a la que acude gran cantidad de gente de todo el estado. Estas ferias son generalmente agrícolas y en ellas se celebran concursos de animales y productos del campo, de gastronomía y de artesanía. También se organizan juegos y se instalan stands en los que fabricantes y comerciantes hacen demostraciones de sus productos. La feria más grande de todo el país es la Feria de Texas, que se celebra cada octubre en Dallas.

fair

[ˈfɛər]
adj
(= just, reasonable) [decision] → juste; [trial, verdict] → juste, équitable; [treatment] → équitable; [deal, competition] → honnête, correct(e); [price] → correct(e), honnête; [person] → juste, équitable
it's not fair! → ce n'est pas juste!
That's not fair → Ce n'est pas juste.
it's fair to say (that) ... → on peut dire que ...
to be fair, ... → il faut dire que ...
fair enough! → bon, d'accord!
(= not inconsiderable) a fair number → un assez grand nombre
a fair amount
a fair amount of → pas mal de
They travel a fair amount → Ils voyagent pas mal.
a fair distance
That's a fair distance → Ça représente une distance considérable.
a fair distance away → assez loin
a fair bit
a fair bit of time → pas mal de temps
They travel a fair bit → Ils voyagent pas mal.
(= good enough) [chance] → assez bon(ne)
I have a fair chance of winning → J'ai d'assez bonnes chances de gagner.
I have a fair idea of who ... → je crois bien savoir qui ...
it's a fair guess to say that ... → on peut dire sans trop s'avancer que ...
(= light) [hair] → blond(e)
He's got fair hair → Il a les cheveux blonds.
(= very pale) [skin, complexion] → clair(e)
[weather] → beau(belle)
The weather was fair → Il faisait beau.
(= beautiful) [person] → beau(belle); [place] → beau(belle)
adv
to play fair → jouer franc jeu
fair and square (= without cheating) [win, beat] → loyalement
n
(commercial)foire f
antiques fair → salon de l'antiquaire trade fair
(British) (= funfair) → fête f foraine, foire ffair copy ncopie f au proprefair game n
to be fair game → être une cible légitime

fair

:
fair copy
nReinschrift f; to write out a fair of somethingetw ins Reine schreiben
fair game
n (lit)jagdbares Wild; (fig)Freiwild nt; the grouse is fair between the months of …das Moorhuhn darf in den Monaten … bejagt (spec)or gejagt werden
fairground
n (for funfair) → Festplatz m; fair showmanSchausteller(in) m(f)
fair-haired
adj comp <fairer-haired> → blond
fair-haired boy
n (dated US) → Lieblingskind nt, → Liebling m

fair

:
fair play
n (Sport, fig) → faires Verhalten, Fairplay nt, → Fair Play nt; that’s not fair (fig)das ist nicht fair or gerecht
fair-sized
adjrecht groß
fair-spoken
adj (geh)freundlich, höflich
fair trade
nfairer Handel (mit Entwicklungsländern); (US) → Preisbindung f
fairway
n
(Naut) → Fahrwasser ntor -rinne f
(Golf) → Fairway nt
fair-weather
adj a fair friendein Freund, der nur in guten Zeiten ein Freund ist

fair

1
adj (+er)
(= just) person, fight, game, player, competition, pricefair (to or on sb jdm gegenüber, gegen jdn); trial, conclusiongerecht; he tried to be fair to everybodyer versuchte, allen gegenüber gerecht zu sein or (give everybody their due) → allen gerecht zu werden; that is a (very) fair point or commentdas lässt sich (natürlich) nicht abstreiten; it wouldn’t be fair to disturb the children’s educationes wäre unfair, die Ausbildung der Kinder zu unterbrechen; it is fair to say that …man kann wohl sagen, dass …; to be fair, …man muss (fairerweise) dazusagen, dass …; it’s only fair for her to earn more than uses ist doch nur gerecht or fair, dass sie mehr verdient als wir; it’s only fair to ask him/to give him a handman sollte ihn fairerweise fragen/ihm fairerweise helfen; it’s only fair to expect …man kann doch wohl zu Recht erwarten, …; fair enough!na schön or gut, in Ordnung; that’s fair enoughdas ist nur recht und billig; as is (only) fairwas nur recht und billig ist; fair’s fairwir wollen doch fair bleiben; by fair means or foulmit allen Mitteln, egal wie (inf)
(= quite considerable) sumziemlich groß; a fair amount of moneyziemlich viel Geld; to have a fair degree of competenceziemlich kompetent sein; to be a fair sizeziemlich groß sein; we were doing a fair speedwir fuhren ziemlich schnell; it’s a fair distance or wayes ist ziemlich weit; a fair number of studentsziemlich viele Studenten; a fair chance of successziemlich gute Erfolgsaussichten
(= reasonable, shrewd) guess, assessment, ideaziemlich gut; he’s a fair judge of characterer hat eine ziemlich gute Menschenkenntnis; to have a fair knowledge of a subjectsich auf einem Gebiet ziemlich gut auskennen; I had a pretty fair idea of the answer to the questionich wusste ziemlich genau, was die Antwort auf diese Frage war; I’ve a fair idea that he’s going to resignich bin mir ziemlich sicher, dass er zurücktreten wird; it’s a fair guess that he’ll never agreeman kann ziemlich sicher annehmen, dass er nie zustimmen wird; that’s a fair sample of …das ist ziemlich typisch für …
(= average)mittelmäßig; how are you? — fair to middling (Brit) → wie gehts dir? — mittelprächtig (inf)or so einigermaßen
(= fair-haired) person, hairblond; (= fair-skinned) personhellhäutig; skinhell
(old, poet, = lovely) personhold (dated); placeschön; the fair sex (dated, hum)das schöne Geschlecht
(= fine and dry) weatherheiter, schön; the weather is set fairdas Wetter bleibt weiterhin schön
adv
to play fairfair sein; (Sport) → fair spielen; to play fair with or by somebodysich jdm gegenüber fair verhalten ? also fair play
fair and square (win, lose)ganz klar; they beat us fair and squaresie haben uns deutlich geschlagen
(dial, = pretty well) → ganz schön (inf), → vielleicht (inf); it fair took my breath awaydas hat mir glatt den Atem verschlagen

fair

2
n(Jahr)markt m; (= funfair)Volksfest nt; (Comm) → Messe f

fair

1 [fɛəʳ]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (person, decision) → giusto/a, equo/a; (hearing) → imparziale; (sample) → rappresentativo/a; (fight, competition, match) → leale
it's not fair! → non è giusto!
to be fair (to her) ... → per essere giusti (nei suoi confronti)...
it's only fair that ... → è più che giusto che...
it's fair to say that ... → bisogna riconoscere che...
fair enough! → d'accordo!, va bene!
by fair means or foul → con ogni mezzo
his fair share of → la sua buona parte di
b. (reasonable, average, work, result) → discreto/a
he has a fair chance or hope of success → ha buone probabilità di riuscire
c. (quite large, sum) → discreto/a, bello/a, considerevole; (speed, pace) → buono/a
a fair amount of → un bel po' di
d. (light-coloured, hair, person) → biondo/a; (complexion, skin) → chiaro/a
e. (fine, weather) → bello/a
2. adv to play fairgiocare correttamente
to act/win fair and square → agire/vincere onestamente
the ball hit me fair and square in the face → la palla mi ha colpito in piena faccia

fair

2 [fɛəʳ] n (market) → fiera, mercato; (trade fair) → fiera campionaria (Brit) (funfair) → luna park m inv

fair1

(feə) adjective
1. light-coloured; with light-coloured hair and skin. fair hair; Scandinavian people are often fair.
2. just; not favouring one side. a fair test.
3. (of weather) fine; without rain. a fair afternoon.
4. quite good; neither bad nor good. Her work is only fair.
5. quite big, long etc. a fair size.
6. beautiful. a fair maiden.
ˈfairness noun
ˈfairly adverb
1. justly; honestly. fairly judged.
2. quite or rather. The work was fairly hard.
fair play
honest treatment; an absence of cheating, biased actions etc. He's not involved in the contest – he's only here to see fair play.

fair2

(feə) noun
1. a collection of entertainments that travels from town to town. She won a large doll at the fair.
2. a large market held at fixed times. A fair is held here every spring.
3. an exhibition of goods from different countries, firms etc. a trade fair.

fair

أَشْقَر, عَادِل, مِهْرَجَان pouť, spravedlivý, světlý lys, marked, rimelig gerecht, hell, Jahrmarkt ανοιχτόχρωμος, δίκαιος, πανηγύρι feria, justo, rubio kohtuullinen, markkinat, vaalea clair, foire, juste pošteno, sajam, svijetao chiaro, fiera, giusto 公正な, 縁日, 色白の 공평한, 박람회, 살결이 흰 kermis, lichtgekleurd, redelijk lys, marked, rimelig dostateczny, jasny, targ claro, feira, justo светлый, справедливый, ярмарка blond, marknad, rättvis งานแสดงสินค้า, สมเหตุสมผล, สีอ่อน açık renk, adil, fuar công bằng, hội chợ, vàng hoe 公平的, 展览会, 白皙的

fair

a. [blonde] rubio-a; [light skin] de tez blanca; [average] regular;
___ complexionrubio-a, de tez clara; [weather] claro, despejado, favorable; [decision] imparcial, razonable, justa.

fair

adj (complexion) blanco, güero (Mex)
References in classic literature ?
I don't think it's fair for some girls to have plenty of pretty things, and other girls nothing at all," added little Amy, with an injured sniff.
His passionate eager protestations of love, heard coming out of the darkness by the cemetery wall, or from the deep shadows of the trees on the hill that ran up to the Fair Grounds from Waterworks Pond, were repeated in the stores.
The little sister, whom they called Yulka (Julka), was fair, and seemed mild and obedient.
There are no words to describe her save the old ones that have served so often to picture the bygone heroine of romance and the fair lady of our dreams.
One, and she was the more juvenile in her appearance, though both were young, permitted glimpses of her dazzling complexion, fair golden hair, and bright blue eyes, to be caught, as she artlessly suffered the morning air to blow aside the green veil which descended low from her beaver.
No doubt a horse fair is a very amusing place to those who have nothing to lose; at any rate, there is plenty to see.
Fair damsels, he said, my name is Sir Launcelot du Lake.
And higher then that Wall a circling row Of goodliest Trees loaden with fairest Fruit, Blossoms and Fruits at once of golden hue Appeerd, with gay enameld colours mixt: On which the Sun more glad impress'd his beams Then in fair Evening Cloud, or humid Bow, When God hath showrd the earth; so lovely seemd That Lantskip: And of pure now purer aire Meets his approach, and to the heart inspires Vernal delight and joy, able to drive All sadness but despair: now gentle gales Fanning thir odoriferous wings dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmie spoiles.
fair Rowena,'' returned De Bracy, ``you are in presence of your captive, not your jailor; and it is from your fair eyes that De Bracy must receive that doom which you fondly expect from him.
She is eighteen, and he twenty-two, and they are fairly matched, though some knowing ones, who have all the pedigrees in the world by heart, will have it that the family of the fair Quiteria is better than Camacho's; but no one minds that now-a-days, for wealth can solder a great many flaws.
This will I do, dear Queen, and never leave his dreary home, till the sunlight falls on flowers fair as those that bloom in our own dear land.
One could have imagined her very fair, if not divinely tall, leaving a scent of lemons and oranges in her wake.