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FAIR, a.

1. Clear free from spots free from a dark hue white as a fair skin a fair complexion. hence,
2. Beautiful handsome properly, having a handsome face.

Thou art a fair woman to look upon. Genesis 12 . Hence,

3. Pleasing to the eye handsome or beautiful in general.

Thus was be fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches. Ezekiel 31 .

4. Clear pure free from feculence or extraneous matter as fair water.
5. Clear not cloudy or overcast as fair weather a fair sky.
6. Favorable prosperous blowing in a direction towards the place of destination as a fair wind at sea.
7. Open direct, as a way or passage. You are in a fair way to promotion. hence, likely to succeed. he stands as fair to succeed as any man.
8. Open to attack or access unobstructed as a fair mark a fair butt fair in sight in fair sight a fair view.
9. Open frank hones hence, equal just equitable. My friend is a fair man his offer is fair his propositions are fair and honorable.
10. Not effected by insidious or unlawful methods not foul.

He died a fair and natural death.

11. Frank candid not sophistical or insidious as a fair disputant.
12. Honest honorable mild opposed to insidious and compulsory as, to accomplish a thing by fair means.
13. Frank : pleasing not harsh.

When fair words and good counsel will not prevail on us, we must be frighted into our duty.

14. Equitable just erited.

His doom is fair,

That dust I am, and shall to dust return.

15. Liberal not narrow as a fair livelihood.
16. Plain legible as, the letter is written in a fair hand.
17. Free from stain or blemish unspotted untarnished as a fair character or fame.

FAIR, adv.

1. Openly frankly civilly complaisantly.

One of the company spoke him fair.

2. Candidly honestly equitably He promised fair.
3. Happily successfully.

Now fair befall thee.

4. On good terms as, to keep fair with the world to stand fair with one's companions.

To bid fair, is to be likely, or to have a fair prospect.

Fair and square, just dealing honesty.

FAIR, n.

1. Elliptically, a fair woman a handsome female. The fair, the female sex.
2. Fairness applied to things or persons. Not used.

FAIR, n. L. forum, or feriae, a holiday, a day exempt from labor Gr. to trade, whence, emporium, the primary sense of which is to pass.

A stated market in a particular town or city a stated meeting of buyers and sellers for trade. A fair is annual or more frequent. The privilege of holding fairs is granted by the king or supreme power. Among the most celebrated fairs in Europe are those of Frankfort and Leipsic in Germany of Novi in the Milanese of Riga and Archangel in Russia of Lyons and St. Germain in France. In Great Britain many towns enjoy this privilege.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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