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

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More