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Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

Old English fæġer, from Proto-Germanic *fagroz. Cognate with Swedish fager.

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Fair (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Fair

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. (literary or archaic) Beautiful, of a pleasing appearance, with a pure and fresh quality.
    Monday's child is fair of face.
  2. Unblemished and innocent; clean and pure.
    one's fair name
  3. Light in color, pale, particularly as regards skin tone but also refers to blond hair.
    She had fair hair and blue eyes.
  4. Just, equitable.
    He must be given a fair trial.
  5. Adequate, reasonable, or decent.
    The patient was in a fair condition after some treatment.
  6. (baseball) Between the baselines.
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Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Fair

Plural
{{{1}}}

Fair ({{{1}}})

  1. Something which is fair (in various senses of the adjective).
    When will we learn to distinguish between the fair and the foul?
  2. (obsolete) A woman, a member of the ‘fair sex’; also as a collective singular, women.
    • 1744, Georg Friedrich Händel, Hercules, act 2, scene 8
      Love and Hymen, hand in hand,
      Come, restore the nuptial band!
      And sincere delights prepare
      To crown the hero and the fair.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 39:
      In enjoying, therefore, such place of rendezvous, the British fair ought to esteem themselves more happy than any of their foreign sisters [...].

Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Fair

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Fair (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. to construct or design a structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline and reduce air drag.

Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

From Old French feire, from Latin fēriae.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Fair

Plural
{{{1}}}

Fair ({{{1}}})

  1. A community gathering to celebrate and exhibit local achievements.
  2. An event for public entertainment and trade, a market.
  3. An event for professionals in a trade to learn of new products and do business.
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Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Fair

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Fair (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. To smoothen or even a surface (especially a connection or junction on a surface).
  2. To bring into perfect alignment (especially about rivet holes when connecting structural members).
  3. (obsolete) To make fair.
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German[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

fair

  1. just, equitable, adequate, honest, in good spirit
    ein faires Spiel
    Es ist nur fair, auch wenn alle gleich schlecht behandelt werden.

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Irish[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: [fˠaɾʲ]

Verb[edit | edit source]

Fair

  1. to watch

Inflection[edit | edit source]

Mutation[edit | edit source]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fair fhair bhfair
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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