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  • Fair (adjective)

    Beautiful, of a pleasing appearance, with a pure and fresh quality.

    "Monday's child is fair of face."

    "There was once a knight who wooed a fair young maid."

  • Fair (adjective)

    Unblemished (figuratively or literally); clean and pure; innocent.

    "one's fair name"

    "After scratching out and replacing various words in the manuscript, he scribed a fair copy to send to the publisher."

  • Fair (adjective)

    Light in color, pale, particularly as regards skin tone but also referring to blond hair.

    "She had fair hair and blue eyes."

  • Fair (adjective)

    Just, equitable.

    "He must be given a fair trial."

  • Fair (adjective)

    Adequate, reasonable, or decent.

    "The patient was in a fair condition after some treatment."

  • Fair (adjective)

    Favorable to a ship's course.

  • Fair (adjective)

    Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.

    "a fair sky;"

    "a fair day"

  • Fair (adjective)

    Free from obstacles or hindrances; unobstructed; unencumbered; open; direct; said of a road, passage, etc.

    "a fair mark;"

    "in fair sight;"

    "a fair view"

  • Fair (adjective)

    Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; flowing; said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.

  • Fair (adjective)

    Between the baselines.

  • Fair (noun)

    Something which is fair (in various senses of the adjective).

    "When will we learn to distinguish between the fair and the foul?"

  • Fair (noun)

    A woman, a member of the ‘fair sex’; also as a collective singular, women.

  • Fair (noun)

    Fairness, beauty.

  • Fair (noun)

    A fair woman; a sweetheart.

  • Fair (noun)

    Good fortune; good luck.

  • Fair (noun)

    A community gathering to celebrate and exhibit local achievements.

  • Fair (noun)

    An event for public entertainment and trade, a market.

  • Fair (noun)

    An event for professionals in a trade to learn of new products and do business, a trade fair.

  • Fair (noun)

    A travelling amusement park (called a funfair in British English and a (travelling) carnival in US English).

  • Fair (verb)

    To smoothen or even a surface (especially a connection or junction on a surface).

  • Fair (verb)

    To bring into perfect alignment (especially about rivet holes when connecting structural members).

  • Fair (verb)

    To construct or design a structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline or reduce air drag or water resistance.

  • Fair (verb)

    To make fair or beautiful.

  • Fair (adverb)

    clearly, openly, frankly, civilly, honestly, favorably, auspiciously, agreeably

  • Pair (noun)

    Two similar or identical things taken together; often followed by of.

    "I couldn't decide which of the pair of designer shirts I preferred, so I bought the pair."

  • Pair (noun)

    Two people in a relationship, partnership (especially sexual) or friendship.

    "Spouses should make a great pair."

  • Pair (noun)

    Used with binary nouns (often in the plural to indicate multiple instances, since such nouns are plural only)

    "a pair of scissors; two pairs of spectacles; several pairs of jeans"

  • Pair (noun)

    A couple of working animals attached to work together, as by a yoke.

    "A pair is harder to drive than two mounts with separate riders."

  • Pair (noun)

    A poker hand that contains two cards of identical rank, which cannot also count as a better hand.

  • Pair (noun)

    A score of zero runs (a duck) in both innings of a two-innings match

  • Pair (noun)

    A double play, two outs recorded in one play

    "They turned a pair to end the fifth."

  • Pair (noun)

    A doubleheader, two games played on the same day between the same teams

    "The Pirates took a pair from the Phillies."

  • Pair (noun)

    A pair of breasts

    "She's got a gorgeous pair."

  • Pair (noun)

    The exclusion of one member of a parliamentary party from a vote, if a member of the other party is absent for important personal reasons.

  • Pair (noun)

    Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a given question, or on issues of a party nature during a specified time.

    "There were two pairs on the final vote."

  • Pair (noun)

    A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set.

  • Pair (noun)

    In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion; named in accordance with the motion it permits, as in turning pair, sliding pair, twisting pair.

  • Pair (verb)

    To group into sets of two.

    "The wedding guests were paired boy/girl and groom's party/bride's party."

  • Pair (verb)

    To bring two (animals, notably dogs) together for mating.

  • Pair (verb)

    To engage (oneself) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.

  • Pair (verb)

    To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.

  • Pair (verb)

    to form wireless connection between to devices

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Fair (adjective)

    Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.

  • Fair (adjective)

    Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.

  • Fair (adjective)

    Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin.

  • Fair (adjective)

    Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; - said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day.

  • Fair (adjective)

    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.

  • Fair (adjective)

    Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; flowing; - said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.

  • Fair (adjective)

    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.

  • Fair (adjective)

    Pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; - said of words, promises, etc.

  • Fair (adjective)

    Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.

  • Fair (adjective)

    Free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen.

  • Fair (adverb)

    Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.

  • Fair (noun)

    Fairness, beauty.

  • Fair (noun)

    A fair woman; a sweetheart.

  • Fair (noun)

    Good fortune; good luck.

  • Fair (noun)

    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.

  • Fair (noun)

    A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair; a church fair.

  • Fair (noun)

    A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair.

  • Fair (noun)

    an exhibition by a number of organizations, including governmental organizations, for the purpose of acquainting people with such organizations or their members, not primarily for commercial purposes; as, the 1939 World's Fair.

  • Fair

    To make fair or beautiful.

  • Fair

    To make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's lines.

  • Pair (noun)

    A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set; as, a pair or flight of stairs. "A pair of beads." Chaucer. Beau. & Fl. "Four pair of stairs." Macaulay. [Now mostly or quite disused.]

  • Pair (noun)

    Two things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each other, and intended to be used together; as, a pair of gloves or stockings; a pair of shoes.

  • Pair (noun)

    Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a pair of horses; a pair of oxen.

  • Pair (noun)

    A married couple; a man and wife.

  • Pair (noun)

    A single thing, composed of two pieces fitted to each other and used together; as, a pair of scissors; a pair of pants; a pair of tongs; a pair of bellows.

  • Pair (noun)

    Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a given question (in order, for example, to allow the members to be absent during the vote without affecting the outcome of the vote), or on issues of a party nature during a specified time; as, there were two pairs on the final vote.

  • Pair (noun)

    In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies, which are so applied to each other as to mutually constrain relative motion.

  • Pair (verb)

    To be joined in pairs; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.

  • Pair (verb)

    To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.

  • Pair (verb)

    Same as To pair off. See phrase below.

  • Pair

    To unite in couples; to form a pair of; to bring together, as things which belong together, or which complement, or are adapted to one another.

  • Pair

    To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.

  • Pair

    To impair.

Webster Dictionary
  • Fair (noun)

    a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

  • Fair (noun)

    gathering of producers to promote business;

    "world fair"

    "trade fair"

    "book fair"

  • Fair (noun)

    a competitive exhibition of farm products;

    "she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"

  • Fair (noun)

    a sale of miscellany; often for charity;

    "the church bazaar"

  • Fair (verb)

    join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

  • Fair (adjective)

    free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules;

    "a fair referee"

    "fair deal"

    "on a fair footing"

    "a fair fight"

    "by fair means or foul"

  • Fair (adjective)

    showing lack of favoritism;

    "the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"

  • Fair (adjective)

    more than adequate in quality;

    "fair work"

  • Fair (adjective)

    not excessive or extreme;

    "a fairish income"

    "reasonable prices"

  • Fair (adjective)

    visually appealing;

    "our fair city"

  • Fair (adjective)

    very pleasing to the eye;

    "my bonny lass"

    "there's a bonny bay beyond"

    "a comely face"

    "young fair maidens"

  • Fair (adjective)

    (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines;

    "he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"

  • Fair (adjective)

    of no 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"

  • Fair (adjective)

    attractively feminine;

    "the fair sex"

  • Fair (adjective)

    (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections;

    "fair copy"

    "a clean manuscript"

  • Fair (adjective)

    free of clouds or rain;

    "today will be fair and warm"

  • Fair (adjective)

    (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored;

    "a fair complexion"

  • Fair (adverb)

    in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating;

    "they played fairly"

  • Fair (adverb)

    in a fair evenhanded manner;

    "deal fairly with one another"

  • Pair (noun)

    a set of two similar things considered as a unit

  • Pair (noun)

    two items of the same kind

  • Pair (noun)

    two people considered as a unit

  • Pair (noun)

    a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value

  • Pair (verb)

    form a pair or pairs;

    "The two old friends paired off"

  • Pair (verb)

    bring two objects, ideas, or people together;

    "This fact is coupled to the other one"

    "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"

    "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"

  • Pair (verb)

    occur in pairs

  • Pair (verb)

    arrange in pairs;

    "Pair these numbers"

  • Pair (verb)

    make love;

    "Birds mate in the Spring"

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