1. [ adjective ] of no exceptional quality or ability
Synonyms: average mediocre fair

"a novel of average merit" "only a fair performance of the sonata" "in fair health" "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average" "the performance was middling at best"

Related terms: ordinary
2. [ adverb ] to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
Synonyms: fairly reasonably somewhat moderately within_reason passably

"the shoes are priced reasonably" "he is fairly clever with computers" "they lived comfortably within reason"

Related terms: unreasonably unreasonably fair moderate moderate
3. [ noun ] any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)
Related terms: commodity
Similar spelling:   midline