To speak fair
Fair Fair, adv. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably. [1913 Webster]

{Fair and square}, justly; honestly; equitably; impartially. [Colloq.]

{To bid fair}. See under {Bid}.

{To speak fair}, to address with courtesy and frankness. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To bid fair — Fair Fair, adv. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably. [1913 Webster] {Fair and square}, justly; honestly; equitably; impartially. [Colloq.] {To bid fair}. See under {Bid}. {To speak fair}, to address… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To speak a ship — Speak Speak, v. t. 1. To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings. [1913 Webster] They sat down with him upn ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him. Job. ii. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speak fair — see under ↑speak • • • Main Entry: ↑fair speak fair (archaic) To address in conciliatory terms • • • Main Entry: ↑speak …   Useful english dictionary

  • To speak by the card — Card Card (k[aum]rd), n. [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. ? a leaf of paper. Cf. {Chart}.] 1. A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fair — Fair, adv. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably. [1913 Webster] {Fair and square}, justly; honestly; equitably; impartially. [Colloq.] {To bid fair}. See under {Bid}. {To speak fair}, to address with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fair and square — Fair Fair, adv. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably. [1913 Webster] {Fair and square}, justly; honestly; equitably; impartially. [Colloq.] {To bid fair}. See under {Bid}. {To speak fair}, to address… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Speak — Speak, v. t. 1. To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings. [1913 Webster] They sat down with him upn ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him. Job. ii. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fair Annie — is Child ballad number 62, existing in several variants. [Francis James Child, English and Scottish Popular Ballads , [http://www.sacred texts.com/neu/eng/child/ch062.htm Fair Annie ] ] ynopsisA lord tells Fair Annie to prepare a welcome for his… …   Wikipedia

  • fair — I. /fɛə / (say fair) adjective 1. free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice: a fair decision; a fair judge. 2. that is legitimately sought, pursued, done, given, etc.; proper under the rules: a fair game; a fair stroke; a fair fight. 3. moderately …   Australian English dictionary

  • speak — Synonyms and related words: accost, acquaint, act for, address, admonish, advert to, advertise, advertise of, advise, affect, affirm, allege, allude to, announce, annunciate, apostrophize, appeal to, apprise, approach, argue, articulate, as it… …   Moby Thesaurus

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