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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fair-ground]
    • /ˈfɛərˌgraʊnd/
    • /ˈfeə.ɡraʊnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair-ground]
    • /ˈfɛərˌgraʊnd/

Definitions of fairground word

  • noun fairground Often, fairgrounds. a place where fairs, horse races, etc., are held; in the U.S. usually an area set aside by a city, county, or state for an annual fair and often containing exhibition buildings. 1
  • noun fairground An outdoor area where a fair is held. 1
  • abbreviation FAIRGROUND funfair 1
  • noun fairground relating to a funfair 1
  • countable noun fairground A fairground is an area of land where a fair is held. 0
  • noun fairground an open space used for a fair or exhibition 0

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Origin of fairground

First appearance:

before 1735
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1735-45; fair2 + ground1

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Parts of speech for Fairground


fairground popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fairground

noun fairground

  • court — A court is a place where legal matters are decided by a judge and jury or by a magistrate.
  • track — a structure consisting of a pair of parallel lines of rails with their crossties, on which a railroad train, trolley, or the like runs.
  • terrain — a tract of land, especially as considered with reference to its natural features, military advantages, etc.
  • park — Mungo [muhng-goh] /ˈmʌŋ goʊ/ (Show IPA), 1771–1806? Scottish explorer in Africa.
  • course — Course is often used in the expression 'of course', or instead of 'of course' in informal spoken English. See of course.

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