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Etymology 1

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

Adjective

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

Positive
fair

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. (literary Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Beautiful, pleasing to the eye; pretty.
    Monday's child is fair of face.
  2. Light in color, pale, particularly as regards skin tone but also refers to blond hair.
    She had fair hair and blue eyes.
  3. Just, equitable.
    He must be given a fair trial.
  4. Adequate, reasonable, or decent.
    The patient was in a fair condition after some treatment.
  5. (baseball) Between the baselines.
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Noun

Singular
fair

Plural
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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.
    • 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 [...].

Etymology 2

From Old French feire, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fēria.

Noun

Singular
fair

Plural
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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

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

Adjective

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [fˠaɾʲ]

Verb

fair

  1. to watch

Conjugation

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fair fhair bhfair
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possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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