world's fair
noun Date: 1850 an international exposition featuring exhibits and participants from all over the world

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  • world's fair — ☆ world s fair n. any of various expositions at which the arts, crafts, industrial and agricultural products, scientific advances, etc. of various countries of the world are on display …   English World dictionary

  • world's fair — world s′ fair′ n. a large international exposition of arts, crafts, industrial products, scientific achievements, etc • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • world's fair — a large international exposition with exhibitions of arts, crafts, industrial and agricultural products, scientific achievements, etc. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * Specially constructed attraction showcasing the science, technology, and culture of… …   Universalium

  • world's fair — noun : an international exposition usually featuring exhibits and participants from all over the world the sort of temporary structure you see at a world s fair E.B.White * * * a large international exposition with exhibitions of arts, crafts,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • world's fair — n. to hold, stage a world s fair * * * stage a world s fair to hold …   Combinatory dictionary

  • world's fair — noun variant form of world fair …   English new terms dictionary

  • World's Fair — Exposition Universelle Internationale; EXPO; Weltausstellung; Exposition Mondiale …   Universal-Lexikon

  • World's Fair of 1958 —    The World s Fair of 1958 was the first major world s fair of the post World War II years and the first since the 1939 1940 New York World s Fair. In keeping with earlier Belgian expositions, it was intended to highlight and promote economic… …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • World's Fair of 1897 —    National pride spurred government officials to hold a world s fair at Brussels in 1897 to showcase the international economic prowess of Belgium, which ranked fifth among the world s nations in volume of foreign commerce.    Located in the… …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • World's Fair of 1910 —    The idea for a world s fair to follow those of 1888 and 1897 was first broached at the closing banquet of the latter when sentiment was expressed for a fair to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Belgian independence. An exposition was held that …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

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