(Fair"ish), a. Tolerably fair. [Colloq.] W. D. Howells.
(Fair"-lead`er) n. (Naut.) A block, or ring, serving as a guide for the running rigging or for
1. In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly.
Even the nature of Mr. Dimmesdale's disease had never fairly been revealed to him.Hawthorne.
2. Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign trade.
3. Honestly; properly.
Such means of comfort or even luxury, as lay fairly within their grasp.Hawthorne.
4. Softly; quietly; gently. [Obs.] Milton.
(Fair"-mind`ed) a. Unprejudiced; just; judicial; honest. Fair"- mind`ed*ness, n.
(Fair"-na`tured) a. Well- disposed. "A fair-natured prince." Ford.
(Fair"ness), n. The state of being fair, or free form spots or stains, as of the skin; honesty, as
of dealing; candor, as of an argument, etc.
(Fair"-spo`ken) a. Using fair speech, or uttered with fairness; bland; civil; courteous; plausible.
"A marvelous fair-spoken man." Hooker.
(Fair"way`) n. The navigable part of a river, bay, etc., through which vessels enter or depart; the
part of a harbor or channel ehich is kept open and unobstructed for the passage of vessels. Totten.
1. Made or done in pleasant weather, or in circumstances involving but little exposure or sacrifice; as, a
fair-weather voyage. Pope.
2. Appearing only when times or circumstances are prosperous; as, a fair-weather friend.
Fair-weather sailor, a make-believe or inexperienced sailor; the nautical equivalent of carpet knight.
(Fair"-world`) n. State of prosperity. [Obs.]
They think it was never fair-world with them since.Milton.