- Ⅰ.fair  ► ADJECTIVE 1) just or appropriate in the circumstances. 2) treating people equally. 3) considerable in size or amount. 4) moderately good. 5) (of hair or complexion) light; blonde. 6) (of weather) fine and dry. 7) Austral./NZ informal complete. 8) archaic beautiful.► ADVERB 1) in a fair manner. 2) dialect to a high degree.● all's fair in love and war — Cf. ↑all's fair in love and war● fair and square — Cf. ↑fair and square● fair dinkum — Cf. ↑fair dinkum● fair dos — Cf. ↑fair dos● fair enough — Cf. ↑fair enough● the fair sex (also the fairer sex) — Cf. ↑the fairer sex● fair's fair — Cf. ↑fair's fair● it's a fair cop — Cf. ↑it's a fair copDERIVATIVES fairish adjective fairness noun.ORIGIN Old English.Ⅱ.fair  ► NOUN 1) a gathering of stalls and amusements for public entertainment. 2) a periodic gathering for the sale of goods. 3) an exhibition to promote particular products.ORIGIN Latin feria, from feriae 'holy days' (on which fairs were often held).
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Fairish — Fair ish, a. Tolerably fair. [Colloq.] W. D. Howells. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
fairish — index mediocre Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
fairish — [fer′ish] adj. moderately good, well, large, etc … English World dictionary
fairish — /fair ish/, adj. 1. moderately good, large, or well: a fairish income. 2. moderately light in color: a fairish complexion. [1605 15; FAIR1 + ISH1] * * * … Universalium
fairish — adjective Date: circa 1611 fairly good < a fairish wage for those days > • fairishly adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
fairish — adjective 1. not excessive or extreme a fairish income reasonable prices • Syn: ↑fair, ↑reasonable • Similar to: ↑moderate • Derivationally related forms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
fairish — adjective a) Of moderate size, quality etc b) Somewhat fair … Wiktionary
fairish — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of moderately good quality but less than excellent: acceptable, adequate, all right, average, common, decent, fair, goodish, moderate, passable, respectable, satisfactory, sufficient, tolerable. Informal: OK, tidy … English dictionary for students
fairish — fair·ish … English syllables
fairish — fair•ish [[t]ˈfɛər ɪʃ[/t]] adj. 1) moderately good or large 2) moderately light in color • Etymology: 1605–15 … From formal English to slang