American English

Definition of fair noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a type of entertainment in a field, park, or street at which people can ride on large machines, play games to win prizes, watch performers, etc. synonym carnival Let's take the kids to the fair. all the fun of the fair She performs regularly at street fairs, malls, festivals, and the like.
  2. 2a type of entertainment in a field or park at which farm animals and products are shown and take part in competitions the county/state fair
  3. business
  4. 3an event at which people, businesses, etc. show and sell their goods a world trade fair a craft/a book/an antique fair
  5. jobs
  6. 4job/career fair an event at which people who are looking for jobs can get information about companies who might employ them
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fair