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fair

noun [C]     /feər/ US  /fer/
a large public event where goods are bought and sold, usually from tables that have been specially arranged for the event, and where there is often entertainment: I bought a wooden salad bowl at the local craft fair.Celebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals B1 (UK also funfair, US also carnival) an outside event where you can ride on large machines for pleasure and play games to win prizesCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals C1 a large show at which people who work in a particular industry meet, and sell and advertise their products: a book/antiques/toy fair a trade fairShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general a public event in the countryside where farm animals and farm products are sold: a cattle/agricultural fairUS a county/state fairShops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general mainly US for fete nounCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
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