Meaning of FAIR in English



Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English feire, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin feria weekday, fair, from Late Latin, festal day, from Latin feriae (pl.) holidays ― more at FEAST

Date: 13th century

1 : a gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade

2 a : a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements <an agricultural fair > b : an exhibition designed to acquaint prospective buyers or the general public with a product <a book fair > c : an exposition that promotes the availability of services or opportunities <health fair s > <job fair s >

3 : a sale of assorted articles usually for a charitable purpose

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.