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Meaning of "fair" in Essential American English Dictionary

fair

adjective   /feər/
A2 Fair hair or skin, or a person who has it, is pale or light in color: a boy with fair hair
B1 treating or affecting everyone in the same way: a fair trial It’s not fair that she gets to go and I don’t! I’m willing to do my fair share of the work (= an equal part). →  Opposite unfair
a fair price,deal, offer, etc. B1 a price, deal, offer, etc. that is right for a situation and not asking for too much: He offered me a fair price for the car.
a fair amount, number, etc. a fairly large amount, number, etc.: There’s still a fair amount of work to be done on the house.
good, but not very good: He has a fair chance of winning.
sunny and not raining
fair enough used for saying that you can understand and accept someone’s opinion or decision: “He says he’ll only work on Sunday if he gets paid extra.” “Fair enough.”
(Definition of fair adjective from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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