[ adjective ] free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules
"a fair referee "fair deal" "on a fair footing" "a fair fight" "by fair means or foul"
Used in print(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
In 1864 Newman professedly had to write his Apologia with his keenest feelings in_order_to be believed and to command a fair hearing from English readers .(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
It is probably fair to say that the idea of death is more profound in Irenaeus than the idea of sin is .(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
It is only fair to demand that teachers of courses in English , history , psychology and_so_on be as well informed in matters of art , especially interior_design , as are the art_teachers educated in the academic subjects .
[ adjective ] showing lack of favoritism
"the cold neutrality of an impartial judge"
Used in print(The Atlanta Constitution...)
Fulton legislators `` work with city officials to pass enabling_legislation that will permit the establishment of a fair and equitable '' pension plan for city employes .(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
Editor_Foss stated , `` Of their guilt there can be no_doubt but they are entitled to sufficient time to prepare for trial , and a fair trial '' .
The Providence_Daily_Journal stated that although the guilt of Brown was evident , the South must guarantee him a fair trial to preserve domestic peace .
On Wednesday morning , November_2 , 1859 , the Providence_Daily_Journal stated that although Brown justly deserved the extreme penalty , no man , however criminal , ought to suffer the penalty without a fairer trial .
The readers of the Providence_Daily_Post , however , learned that it was generally conceded that `` Old_Brown '' had a fair trial .
[ adjective ] not excessive or extreme
"a fairish income" "reasonable prices"
Used in print(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
Therefore , n is inversely proportional to the radius cubed and in fair agreement with the inverse 7 2 power derived from 1958_Alpha and 1959_Eta data .
[ adjective ] more than adequate in quality
Used in print(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)
If word_classes differ in their resistance or liability to stem replacement within meaning slot , it is conceivable that individual meanings also differ with fair consistence trans lingually .
The actual mean of 1.07 being about halfway between 0 of complete correlation and 2.0 of no correlation , it is evident that there is a pretty fair degree of similarity in the behavior even of particular individual items of meaning as regards long-term stem displacement .
[ verb ] join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly
Used in print(Hal Kelly, "Build Hotei"...)
The battens are carefully fastened in_place after some necessary fairing on all frames .
[ adjective ] free of clouds or rain
"today will be fair and warm"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1479
[ adjective ] attractively feminine (especially in the phrase "the fair sex")
[ adjective ] of no exceptional quality or ability
"a novel of average merit" "only a fair performance of the sonata" "in fair health" "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average" "the performance was middling at best"
[ noun ] a competitive exhibition of farm products
"she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"