|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"
|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)|