Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fair”

See all translations

fair

adjective
 
 
/feər/ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
treating people equally and in a way that is right and reasonable: It's the government's job to make sure that the tax system is fair and equitable.be fair on sb The new regulations are not fair on working parents. Everyone has the right to a fair trial. Corporations must pay their fair share of the cost of the construction work.
a fair price, wage, rent, etc. is not too high or too low: All we're asking for is a fair wage. Local growers must be given a fair price for their produce.
(Definition of fair adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fair?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “fair” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More