Definition of fair-sized in English:


(also fair-size)


  • Of a considerable though not outstanding size.

    ‘the local derby clash drew a fair-sized crowd’
    • ‘He was able to set up as a physician in the city, and eventually attained a fair-sized practice.’
    • ‘It was a good size, had two double bedrooms and a fair-sized kitchen.’
    • ‘I went for the roast pork - three fair-sized slices carved before my eyes by the chef.’
    • ‘Once outside the lagoon and the no-take area of the marine reserve, dive guide Moyes sets up his fishing rod and soon pulls in a fair-sized barracuda.’
    • ‘Kilkee is a fair-sized seaside town in which four out of five houses are holiday homes.’
    • ‘An adult tigress will kill a fair-sized prey once in every seven or eight days.’
    • ‘Due to the desert climate, there is not much farming in Bahrain, but fishing is a fair-sized industry.’
    • ‘If you have a green thumb and a back yard - or even a fair-sized planter box - you can easily coax a few plants to produce full, fragrant leaves.’
    • ‘Luckily, I have my own equipment and a fair-sized workforce.’
    • ‘We crossed it and halted on its north bank in a meadow with good pasturage and a fair-sized grove of cottonwoods.’
    • ‘Ecuador has a fair-sized manufacturing industry.’
    • ‘Ahead, I could see the lights of a fair-sized town or city.’
    • ‘The house also has the benefit of a pleasant south-facing garden with a fair-sized lawn, a patio plus a variety of established plants and shrubs.’
    • ‘The game attracted a fair-sized crowd.’
    • ‘Colin wrenched the wheel, and the car narrowly missed a fair-sized tree as it bobbed down Valsalva Street.’
    • ‘The house was a fair-sized one, standing back from the road, with a curving drive which was banked with high evergreen shrubs.’
    • ‘I saw some rays and other creatures, including a fair-sized barracuda in the surprisingly clear water.’
    • ‘The afternoon session brought some nicely spaced, fair-sized waves and I actually got on top of my board here and there.’
    • ‘This local derby clash drew a fair-sized crowd and they weren't disappointed as both sides went all-out for the win.’
    • ‘Nicholas was from a fair-sized metropolitan city about 500 kilometers from Carlona.’
    large, sizeable, of considerable size, substantial, considerable, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, prodigious, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, mighty, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, epic, mountainous, megalithic, monstrous, brobdingnagian
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