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Moderate vs. Fair

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Moderateadjective

Not excessive; acting in moderation

‘moderate language’; ‘a moderate Calvinist’; ‘travelling at a moderate speed’;

Fairadjective

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.’;

Moderateadjective

Mediocre

Fairadjective

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.’;

Moderateadjective

Average priced; standard-deal

Fairadjective

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

‘She had fair hair and blue eyes.’;

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Moderateadjective

Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle.

‘a moderate winter’;

Fairadjective

Just, equitable.

‘He must be given a fair trial.’;

Moderateadjective

Having an intermediate position between liberal and conservative.

Fairadjective

Adequate, reasonable, or decent.

‘The patient was in a fair condition after some treatment.’;

Moderatenoun

One who holds an intermediate position between extremes, as in politics.

‘While the moderates usually propose political compromise, it's often only achieved when the extremists allow them so’; ‘The moderates are the natural advocates of ecumenism against the fanatics of their churches.''’;

Fairadjective

Favorable to a ship's course.

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Moderateverb

(transitive) To reduce the excessiveness of (something)

‘to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.’;

Fairadjective

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

‘a fair sky;’; ‘a fair day’;

Moderateverb

(intransitive) To become less excessive

Fairadjective

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

‘a fair mark;’; ‘in fair sight;’; ‘a fair view’;

Moderateverb

(transitive) To preside over (something) as a moderator

‘to moderate a synod’;

Fairadjective

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

Moderateverb

(intransitive) To act as a moderator; to assist in bringing to compromise

Fairadjective

(baseball) Between the baselines.

Moderateadjective

Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained

‘A number of moderate members managed . . . to obtain a majority in a thin house.’;

Fairnoun

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

‘When will we learn to distinguish between the fair and the foul?’;

Moderateadjective

Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter.

Fairnoun

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

Moderatenoun

One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discipline, and in doctrine.

Fairnoun

(obsolete) Fairness, beauty.

Moderateverb

To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.

‘By its astringent quality, it moderates the relaxing quality of warm water.’; ‘To moderate stiff minds disposed to strive.’;

Fairnoun

A fair woman; a sweetheart.

Moderateverb

To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting or a discussion; as, to moderate a synod; to moderate a debate.

Fairnoun

(obsolete) Good fortune; good luck.

Moderateverb

To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated.

Fairnoun

A community gathering to celebrate and exhibit local achievements.

Moderateverb

To preside as a moderator.

‘Dr. Barlow [was] engaged . . . to moderate for him in the divinity disputation.’;

Fairnoun

An event for public entertainment and trade, a market.

Moderatenoun

a person who takes a position in the political center

Fairnoun

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

Moderateverb

preside over;

‘John moderated the discussion’;

Fairnoun

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

Moderateverb

make less fast or intense;

‘moderate your speed’;

Fairverb

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

Moderateverb

lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits;

‘moderate your alcohol intake’; ‘hold your tongue’; ‘hold your temper’; ‘control your anger’;

Fairverb

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

Moderateverb

make less severe or harsh;

‘He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears’;

Fairverb

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

Moderateverb

make less strong or intense; soften;

‘Tone down that aggressive letter’; ‘The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements’;

Fairverb

(obsolete) To make fair or beautiful.

Moderateverb

restrain or temper

Fairadverb

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

Moderateadjective

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’;

Fairadjective

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

‘A fair white linen cloth.’;

Moderateadjective

not extreme;

‘a moderate penalty’; ‘temperate in his response to criticism’;

Fairadjective

Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.

‘Who can not see many a fair French city, for one fair French made.’;

Moderateadjective

marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes;

‘moderate in his demands’; ‘restrained in his response’;

Fairadjective

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

‘The northern people large and fair-complexioned.’;

Fairadjective

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

‘You wish fair winds may waft him over.’;

Fairadjective

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.

‘The caliphs obtained a mighty empire, which was in a fair way to have enlarged.’;

Fairadjective

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

Fairadjective

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.

Fairadjective

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

‘When fair words and good counsel will not prevail on us, we must be frighted into our duty.’;

Fairadjective

Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.

Fairadjective

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

‘The news is very fair and good, my lord.’;

Fairadverb

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

Fairnoun

Fairness, beauty.

Fairnoun

A fair woman; a sweetheart.

‘I have found out a gift for my fair.’;

Fairnoun

Good fortune; good luck.

‘Now fair befall thee !’;

Fairnoun

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.

Fairnoun

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

Fairnoun

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

Fairnoun

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.

‘Meet me in St. Louis, LouisMeet me at the fairDon't tell me the lights are shiningAnyplace but there.’;

Fairverb

To make fair or beautiful.

‘Fairing the foul.’;

Fairverb

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

Fairnoun

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

Fairnoun

gathering of producers to promote business;

‘world fair’; ‘trade fair’; ‘book fair’;

Fairnoun

a competitive exhibition of farm products;

‘she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair’;

Fairnoun

a sale of miscellany; often for charity;

‘the church bazaar’;

Fairverb

join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

Fairadjective

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’;

Fairadjective

showing lack of favoritism;

‘the cold neutrality of an impartial judge’;

Fairadjective

more than adequate in quality;

‘fair work’;

Fairadjective

not excessive or extreme;

‘a fairish income’; ‘reasonable prices’;

Fairadjective

visually appealing;

‘our fair city’;

Fairadjective

very pleasing to the eye;

‘my bonny lass’; ‘there's a bonny bay beyond’; ‘a comely face’; ‘young fair maidens’;

Fairadjective

(of a baseball) hit between the foul lines;

‘he hit a fair ball over the third base bag’;

Fairadjective

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’;

Fairadjective

attractively feminine;

‘the fair sex’;

Fairadjective

(of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections;

‘fair copy’; ‘a clean manuscript’;

Fairadjective

free of clouds or rain;

‘today will be fair and warm’;

Fairadjective

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

‘a fair complexion’;

Fairadverb

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

‘they played fairly’;

Fairadverb

in a fair evenhanded manner;

‘deal fairly with one another’;

Fairadjective

treating people equally without favouritism or discrimination

‘the group has achieved fair and equal representation for all its members’; ‘a fairer distribution of wealth’;

Fairadjective

just or appropriate in the circumstances

‘to be fair, this subject poses special problems’; ‘it's not fair to take it out on her’;

Fairadjective

(of a means or procedure) not violent

‘try first by fair means’;

Fairadjective

(of hair or complexion) light; blonde

‘a pretty girl with long fair hair’;

Fairadjective

(of a person) having a light complexion or hair

‘he's very fair with blue eyes’;

Fairadjective

considerable though not outstanding in size or amount

‘he did a fair bit of coaching’;

Fairadjective

moderately good

‘he believes he has a fair chance of success’;

Fairadjective

complete; utter

‘this cow is a fair swine’;

Fairadjective

(of weather) fine and dry

‘a fair autumn day’;

Fairadjective

(of the wind) favourable

‘they set sail with a fair wind’;

Fairadjective

beautiful

‘the fairest of her daughters’;

Fairadjective

(of words) specious despite being initially attractive

‘the Sophists have plenty of brave words and fair devices’;

Fairadverb

without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage

‘no one could say he played fair’;

Fairadverb

to a high degree

‘she'll be fair delighted to see you’;

Fairnoun

a beautiful woman

‘pursuing his fair in a solitary street’;

Fairnoun

a gathering of stalls and amusements for public entertainment

‘I won a goldfish at the fair’;

Fairnoun

a periodic gathering for the sale of goods.

Fairnoun

an exhibition to promote particular products

‘the European Fine Art Fair’;

Fairnoun

an annual competitive exhibition of livestock, agricultural products, etc., held by a town, county, or state.

Fairverb

(of the weather) become fine

‘looks like it's fairing off some’;

Fairverb

streamline (a vehicle, boat, or aircraft) by adding fairings

‘it is fully faired and race ready’;

Fair

A fair (archaic: faire or fayre) is a gathering of people for a variety of entertainment or commercial activities. It is normally of the essence of a fair that it is temporary with scheduled times lasting from an afternoon to several weeks.

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