[ 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"
[ adverb ] to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
"the shoes are priced reasonably" "he is fairly clever with computers" "they lived comfortably within reason"
[ noun ] any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)