Fair, n. [OE. feire, OF. feire, F. foire, fr. L. fariae, pl., days of rest, holidays, festivals, akin to festus festal. See Feast.] 1. A gathering of buyers and sellers, assembled at a particular place with their merchandise at a stated or regular season, or by special appointment, for trade.
2. A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army
fair; a church
3. A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics'
fair; an agricultural
4. an exhibition by a number of organizations, including governmental organizations, for the purpose of acquainting people with such organizations or their members, not primarily for commercial purposes; as, the 1939 World's
Meet me in St. Louis, LouisSong (1904: words by Andrew B. Sterling, music by Kerry Mills, popularized by Billy Murray. Prominent in the movie "Meet Me In St. Louis", 1944)
Meet me at the fair
Don't tell me the lights are shining
Anyplace but there.
After the fair, Too late.
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