Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In a fair or just manner; equitably.
  • adverb Legitimately; suitably.
  • adverb Clearly; distinctly.
  • adverb Actually; fully.
  • adverb Moderately; rather.
  • adverb To a reasonable degree.
  • adverb Gently.
  • adverb Courteously.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a fair manner.
  • Honestly; justly; equitably; honorably.
  • Fully; clearly; distinctly.
  • Reasonably; moderately; measurably; considerably.
  • Absolutely; positively; actually; completely: an intensive or emphatic word: as, I am fairly worn out; the wheels fairly spun.
  • Softly; gently.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly.
  • adverb Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously.
  • adverb Honestly; properly.
  • adverb obsolete Softly; quietly; gently.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a fair manner; clearly; openly; plainly; fully; distinctly; frankly.
  • adverb Favorably; auspiciously; commodiously; as, a town fairly situated for foreign trade.
  • adverb Honestly; properly.
  • adverb Softly; quietly; gently.
  • adverb partly, not fully; somewhat

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

  • adverb without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
  • adverb in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

Etymologies

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fair +‎ -ly

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