Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Open land where fairs or exhibitions are held.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An area where a fair (an event for public entertainment) or other public event is held; a showground.
  • n. A commercially-operated collection of rides, games and other entertainment attractions; an amusement park.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an open area for holding fairs or exhibitions or circuses. Often used in plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The grounds in which an agricultural or other fair is held.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an open area for holding fairs or exhibitions or circuses

Etymologies

from fair + ground (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mr. Fong, the councilman, is working on a plan that might convert the horse barns at a nearby state fairground, which is empty most of the year, into temporary housing.

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  • And for those who want to give their eardrums a break a fairground awaits at the back of the park.?

    Virtual Festivals

  • 'Not Fair' is a jaunty Spaghetti Western romp, 'Back To The Start' is built for the dancefloor and 'F**k You' recalls the fairground playfulness of 'Alfie' from her debut album.

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  • A parcel of land on the northwest end of the fairground will be the center's location.

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  • She said that if the council desires to move forward with provisions for the Blues Festival, they would need to add a use similar to "fairground" to the classification list.

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  • However, it is difficult to even count the available right of way parking spaces (referred to as "fairground" parking) and so many of the city's official parking spaces are already occupied even when there is no special event offered.

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  • They felt sure it would be a crass production suitable only for a fairgroundā€”a suspicion that may have deepened upon delivery of the special-order cylindrical canvas, which measured 46 feet high and 395 feet in circumference.

    A Physical Place of Enchanting Illusion

  • Designed like a fairground complete with candyfloss machines and ice-cream carts, it is well worth the wait for a reservation if you missed eating at the mother ship.

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  • Two hours later, at noon central time, Morrison would appear at a rally at a Florida fairground.

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  • Child A wrote about Pip Davenport, a fairground inventor: If he wasent doing enthing els heel help his uncle Herry at the funfair during the day.

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