fair (adjective, noun) LISTEN
Fair means ‘correctly done, according to the rules.’
- Someone who is charged with a crime should get a fair trial.
- The boxers fought a fair fight.
- Lenny paid a fair price for his new car.
Fair also means ‘sunny or a light color.’
- It rained this morning, but this afternoon the sky is fair.
- Phyllis has fair skin and hair.
A fair is an exhibition of farm products, art or other items for sale.
- The farmer showed his prize pig at the state fair.
- Edith bought a sculpture at the art fair.
fair and square: honestly. Example: Nancy won the election fair and square.
In pop culture
Watch Lilly Allen sing “Not Fair” about her lover who doesn’t care about her:
There are other meanings of fair.