Meaning of FAIR in English

FAIR

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a book fair (= an event at which publishers and authors show new books )

a certain/fair amount of sth

Dina encountered a fair amount of envy among her colleagues.

a craft fair (= event where people buy and sell crafts )

a fair chance (= a fairly good chance )

If you work, you have a fair chance of passing the test.

(a) fair comment (= a criticism that is reasonable )

I accepted as fair comment 90% of what he said.

a fair fight

It was a fair fight, just two on two.

a fair reflection (= reasonable and right )

The score was 4 – 1, which was a fair reflection of the difference between the sides.

a fair trial

He is entitled to a fair trial.

a fair whack (= quite a large amount )

There’s still a fair whack of work to be done.

a fair/unfair comparison

A fair comparison between the two firms is extremely difficult.

a good/fair/nice size (= fairly big )

The garden is a good size.

county fair

ensure fair play

rules designed to ensure fair play

fair competition

Fair competition offers the best guarantee of good services and low prices.

fair copy

fair dinkum

fair game

The young star’s behavior made her fair game for the tabloid press.

fair play

rules designed to ensure fair play

fair sex

fair trade

fair trade bananas

fair warning

He was given fair warning that such behaviour would not be tolerated.

fair

Her long fair hair fell untidily over her shoulders.

fair (= one in which everyone has the same chance of winning )

Divide the class into groups in a way that will make it a fair contest.

fair (= light in colour )

People with fair complexions should use plenty of sunscreen.

fair

I am sure we can agree on a fair price.

fair (= with no unfair advantage to one person or group )

The ruling party has promised that the elections will be fair.

fair/pale/white

I have fair skin that burns very easily.

fine/sunny/fair/dry

If the weather is fine, we’ll eat outside.

Water pot plants daily during spells of dry weather.

given a fair crack of the whip

They feel they haven’t been given a fair crack of the whip .

list sb in fair/stable etc condition

Several passengers were listed in critical condition.

plain/honest/fair dealing (= a particular way of doing business )

a reputation for fair dealing

sense of fair play

This kind of behavior violates many people’s sense of fair play .

trade fair

(whether) by fair means or foul (= using unfair methods if necessary )

They were determined to achieve victory, by fair means or foul.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

amount

That involved a fair amount of travel.

Oliver Ingraham had even more clothes than Jasper had, and Jasper had a fair amount of clothing.

After some further outside tests and a fair amount of soul-searching, I eventually bought this detector and the 10.5in accessory coil.

Moreover he has spent a fair amount of time staying in touch with Donna Davidson and others on the reengineering project.

There is a fair amount of tidal movement but 5 oz plain leads are the order of the day.

It may take hours to get it started, a fair amount of cursing and a few swift kicks.

You may also be involved in a fair amount of travel.

The machine occupies a fair amount of desk space.

bet

As soon as a board attempts to interfere with management tasks it's a fair bet that profits will decline.

And I got on at 50-1 immediately after that race, and had a fair bet .

Since they're not, it's a fair bet that they show something she doesn't want you to know.

It is a fair bet that this suspicion is right.

bit

In the past I'd seen a fair bit of Lloyd.

The uncertain nature of Internet connections still results in a fair bit of static at times.

However, top of range is top of range in both cases and professional instruments cost a fair bit .

I conduct executive searches for senior-level management, so I know a fair bit about how these companies are managed.

They'd have a fair bit of tidying up to do before they left.

New Labour comes in for a fair bit of his well-advertised stick.

Like Storie Russell also did a fair bit of coaching.

You do have to compromise a fair bit and I suppose that I would like more freedom than I've got.

chance

The private sector must be given a fair chance to compete for local authority contracts.

She feels she has a fair chance .

If it were not for the debilitating character question, Clinton would surely have a fair chance of beating Bush.

People get a fair chance to turn themselves around.

Had he done so, there was a fair chance of victory.

But people demand a fair chance at justice as surely as they demand medical care.

You appreciate that there is a fair chance that you might find yourself prematurely in another world?

The youth Law changes are in their infancy and are an asset to the game if they are given a fair chance .

comment

To say that temperament is to a certain degree putty in the owner's hands, is fair comment .

Films rather than books were the medium to aim for-fair comment , of course, that helped me change direction.

This was fair comment at the time; some of it doubtless justified.

There is no wrong done if it is true, or if it is fair comment on a matter of public interest.

If its people called you a liberal subversive in the pay of effete capitalist Western powers it was regarded as fair comment .

Another defence to an action for defamation is that of fair comment .

competition

They evidently prefer strict discipline and central control to fair competition .

Others were unenthusiastic about the government's notion of fair competition .

When will we have a level playing field in Northern Ireland with fair competition between all ports?

condition

Body seems in fair condition , own hair, not thinning.

Another victim was in fair condition with minor bruises, and the condition of the seventh was not known.

Three remain at Massachusetts General Hospital, where they were listed in fair condition Tuesday.

The architecture is still in a fair condition and some of the marble facing remains.

Borders, 47, who was in fair condition , suffered a concussion and swelling to the right arm and left eye.

The gallery is frail, the roof in fair condition .

deal

Only in this way can you be confident of a fair deal .

But to him, the only fair deal benefits him, not Tucson.

Failure to give you a fair deal in this respect is likely to expose a company to legal attack.

In the hope of getting a fair deal , you should press him to undertake the most careful inquiry into the facts.

Andy does his best by us, and overall most get a fair deal .

Knowing Anthony's appetite that was probably a very fair deal , Nigel thought.

Yet, it was a pretty fair deal .

This seems a very fair deal , for the transformation is pretty dramatic.

degree

There is probably a fair degree of subjectivity in this exercise.

The best Scourie brown trout lochs require a fair degree of fitness to reach.

Though greeted with nothing like the derision that met Howarth's six-page statement, the spokesmen encountered a fair degree of scepticism.

Gedge had a straight-forward upbringing, but one with a fair degree of discipline.

Even where they did, there was a fair degree of flexibility.

election

We knew that a fair election would not in itself solve the country's problems.

Overseeing a free and fair election is one thing; enforcing the result is quite another.

It is surely a fundamental principle of fair elections that all voters should cast the same kind of vote.

Pervez Musharraf says will be crucial to ensuring free and fair elections .

exchange

That sounds like a pretty fair exchange .

Such items seemed a fair exchange for free baths.

When he asked anxiously if she minded, she said it was a fair exchange for all his kindness to her.

I didn't consider it a fair exchange .

A possibility of future heartbreak against the certainty of present pain ... It seemed like a fair exchange .

game

All kinds of birds and fish were also fair game , with parrots being particularly prized prey.

Any woman on this street would seem to be fair game , and especially a gaijin.

Unlike the Koran, however, the Bible has long been fair game for spirited literary re-readings.

Government officials were always fair game to be bought by special interests.

However, small, non-mechanical parts are fair game and might show considerable savings.

All along, Republicans have viewed Hillary Clinton as fair game rather than fair maiden.

Any effect that a change in a gene has on its own replication probability is fair game for natural selection.

Publicly owned structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge are fair game , Mr Tratos says.

hair

He stroked her fair hair before taking it.

The Indo-Aryans, by contrast, mostly but not invariably had pale skins and fair hair .

Her fair hair was dull and dark-looking.

As mine was a redemptive story about fair hair , hers was one about straight hair.

In his crinkly fair hair there was hardly any grey.

He was a small, thin man, between thirty and forty years old, with fair hair and no beard.

He's got long fair hair and a little white face too.

hearing

The audi alteram partem rule-the right to a fair hearing .

He says that he feels it was a fair hearing .

Attention is exclusively on the right to a fair hearing .

The Audi Alteram Partem rule-the right to a fair hearing .

Students could not win a fair hearing it seemed, but they did not pursue the matter any further at this time.

But right now, all I want is a fair hearing .

I ask hon. Members to give a fair hearing to the last few questions.

number

But a fair number of them went on to greater things.

Of course, he had also collected a fair number of stings, but he had scarcely noticed them.

Scientists must proceed cautiously, moving ahead only with the assent of a fair number of their colleagues.

This is when the physical education program takes place as well, including a fair number of intramural sports.

An answer that the Under-Secretary gave me on 15 October 1990 suggested that a fair number of warning signals would be available.

And a fair number of letters from advanced users who thought this whole exercise was a little too simplistic.

The capitals are not all genuine, but a fair number of those in the nave and side-aisles surely are.

The lecture notes are fragmented; a fair number of sentences remain incomplete.

play

Curiosity alone kept me there, and fair play .

Boxing is a means toward good citizenship, of fair play , of self-reliance.

These clubs did not necessarily take their sport in the spirit of fair play .

Aladdin was very good-natured and had a sense of fair play .

It doesn't feel like fair play , but I have to forgive them.

Only in a secure Britain can we break down barriers and give people a real sense of fair play .

In fact, the Globe favored public ownership but believed in fair play for the private interests.

price

But Sir Emmanuel was good in other ways and he used to buy our wool at a fair price .

Lockheed Martin paid a fair price for Loral given the demand for defense-electronics companies, he said.

The utilities couldn't deliver electricity at a fair price because the government forced them to sell at an unfairly low price.

Speaking of a fair price , where will the money for the reward or bonus come from?

Economic practices come into the literature in determining a fair price or a fair wage.

This measures the ratio of the fair price of the share to the book price taken from the balance sheet.

A fair price , they say, is about 46p, the equivalent of net assets.

That function was not the provision of wholesome food at fair prices .

shake

Q.. Do you think the press has given you a fair shake ?

share

But he has had more than his fair share of injuries in that time.

Fishermen are willing do their fair share to protect these magnificent fish.

You seem to like your fair share of them, of course.

It had at least its fair share of brains.

He has become one of the most wicked on a continent that has seen more than its fair share .

Accordingly, each of these five albums offers a fair share of revelatory moments.

Minginish itself had its fair share of magic.

He complains people living outside the city use Tucson services without paying their fair share .

skin

Freckles usually went with very fair skin .

It was a child of about two, with fair skin , plump, round-eyed. 1 smiled and shrugged.

Having the fair skin that so often accompanied red hair, she was usually more careful.

Mark's fair skin blocks even less.

She was a real beauty, with the Earnshaws' dark eyes and the Lintons' fair skin .

Q I have fair skin that burns very easily and barely tans.

trade

They have objected to the suggestion that fair trade means that their own chocolate is unfairly traded.

Religious and civil power united to support a planned economy and fair trade practices.

One example is the fair trade movement.

Where, for example, is there even a passing reference to the benefits of fair trade ?

Saouma called for fair trade terms to allow developing countries to sell their agricultural products to the industrialized countries.

As if it were a fair trade , she had left the gun on the coffee table next to the flowers.

The first set of sales figures suggests that consumers are very responsive to this idea of fair trade .

Compelling arguments for fair trade have been raised by influential spokespersons.

trial

Two unresolved issues fuel speculation that he might not receive a fair trial .

What I did was win us a change of venue on grounds that a fair trial was impossible in Greene County.

The police seem to be a law unto themselves sometimes, even if it does prejudice a fair trial .

Tyson insists he did not receive a fair trial , but the courts say he did.

In order to give Love Hearts a fair trial .

When the principle of free speech collides with the principle of fair trial , the former may have to give way.

Today many physicians admit that complementary medicine has some potential and deserves a fair trial .

Any human being should be entitled to a fair trial .

way

But is it not the only fair way to describe a policy that deceived so many people for so long?

On the contrary, I think it is rather a fair way .

If you're like me you've still got a fair way to go!

John Smith has sought to present Labour's tax increases as a fair way to redistribute money from rich to poor.

weather

This was one of Rona's showpieces, and in fair weather would be the archetypal cave of smuggling fiction.

In the land of fair weather , there appeared to be plenty of fair-weather fans.

It was by all accounts a good match and fair weather was maintained throughout.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fair crack of the whip

at a great/fair lick

can't say fairer than that

fair play to sb

get/give sb a fair shake

Q.. Do you think the press has given you a fair shake ?

it's a fair cop

And criminals are warned that from then, they won't even have time to tell police it's a fair cop .

Do you want me to say that it's a fair cop or something?

It's a fair cop - honest, officer!

it's a safe/sure/fair bet (that)

As soon as a board attempts to interfere with management tasks it's a fair bet that profits will decline.

He may not fancy it, but it's a safe bet that he would be the first man to do it.

Since they're not, it's a fair bet that they show something she doesn't want you to know.

the fair sex

turnabout is fair play

your (fair) share

I've made my share of mistakes.

We'll make sure everyone gets their fair share .

You've sure had your share of bad luck, haven't you?

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

All we're asking for is a fair wage.

Both her children are very fair .

Despite the discrimination they suffered, my grandparents remained fair , decent, good people.

Do you think it's fair that she gets paid more money than me?

Everyone has the right to a fair trial.

Her husband should help take care of the baby - it's only fair .

I've always tried to be fair to all my children.

In order to be fair to everyone, ticket sales are limited to two for each person.

It should be generally fair and warm for at least the next three days.

Jenny excels in science, but her grades in English are just fair .

Julia has blue eyes and fair hair.

Kelson has a reputation as a fair and compassionate judge.

Mrs. Anderson is strict but she's fair .

My grandfather used to say that life isn't always fair .

Observers will be present to ensure a free and fair election.

Someone fair skin like you should probably use a stronger sunscreen.

The Indians were at first frightened of the fair -skinned Europeans.

The new government has promised to hold free and fair elections.

The old system of student funding seemed much fairer.

To be fair , these are complicated, serious issues, and the department has only been discussing them for a short time.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

All observers noted that the elections had been free and fair and that conduct had exceeded all expectations.

And yet this is hardly fair .

But people demand a fair chance at justice as surely as they demand medical care.

Oh it was a fair scandal in our village, I can tell you.

The Court held that he need not state expressly that his quote was a fair quote.

The tax law provides for a deduction of the fair market value of the work of art.

They also have an interest in sport that is seen to be clean, fair and exciting.

Wearing my competition hat, I shall be happy to examine any evidence which suggests that competition is not fair .

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

annual

By the 1700s, there were no less than seven annual fairs which mainly reflected the specialized industries that had developed.

Shortly after arriving, she accompanied Joe to the annual church fair and supper.

■ NOUN

art

Now in its seventh year, the Los Angeles contemporary art fair will take place from 3 to 6 December.

book

The gloom apparent among publishers when President Menem made his appearance to open the book fair was understandable against this background.

During the last few weeks of Little Stonham Primary School's history a book fair was held.

county

Rains always fell on state and county fairs .

Clark had set up a booth to display his wares at a county fair to which Roosevelt was paying a visit.

craft

Her ceramics are sought after at craft fairs in Northallerton, Harrogate and York.

job

The workers also were given the chance to participate in a job fair .

state

None the less, the state fair was going on as scheduled.

Did responsible parents take their children to the state fair ?

Annie hired a new manager, William A.. Banks, who booked her in a number of state fairs .

trade

Two months ago 1,450 firms from 30 countries laid out their wares at a trade fair .

Eighty countries plan to attend the Baghdad trade fair in November.

A similar problem may arise where orders are placed by telephone, or at trade fairs , over lunch and so on.

Champagne was also prospering during this time from the great trade fairs .

A concurrent trade fair will comprise stands of about fifty museums, exhibition specialists and suppliers.

Come to the Munich trade fairs and plan your future without frontiers.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fair crack of the whip

at a great/fair lick

can't say fairer than that

fair dinkum

fair play to sb

get/give sb a fair shake

Q.. Do you think the press has given you a fair shake ?

it's a fair cop

And criminals are warned that from then, they won't even have time to tell police it's a fair cop .

Do you want me to say that it's a fair cop or something?

It's a fair cop - honest, officer!

it's a safe/sure/fair bet (that)

As soon as a board attempts to interfere with management tasks it's a fair bet that profits will decline.

He may not fancy it, but it's a safe bet that he would be the first man to do it.

Since they're not, it's a fair bet that they show something she doesn't want you to know.

light/fair/dark complected

the fair sex

turnabout is fair play

your (fair) share

I've made my share of mistakes.

We'll make sure everyone gets their fair share .

You've sure had your share of bad luck, haven't you?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But then I went to one of those arts-and-crafts fairs.

Did responsible parents take their children to the state fair ?

Go to a franchise fair , for example.

Her ceramics are sought after at craft fairs in Northallerton, Harrogate and York.

Such fairs are a great morale booster for any nurse who feels unappreciated.

The number of stalls and the range of employers represented at careers fairs has dwindled sharply.

Want the agricultural shows filled with fairs and cheap sideshows so they can enjoy themselves? 9.

III. adverb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Her job is to make sure that the money is distributed fairly.

I believe I acted fairly when I expelled those students.

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