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Definitions of fairway word
- noun fairway an unobstructed passage, way, or area. 1
- noun fairway Golf. the part of the course where the grass is cut short between the tees and the putting greens, exclusive of the rough, trees, and hazards: More important than long drives is keeping your ball on the fairway. the mowed part of any hole between the tee and the green: The foursome is now on the tenth fairway. 1
- noun fairway Nautical. the navigable portion of a river, harbor, or other partly enclosed body of water. the channel customarily navigated by vessels in such a body of water. 1
- noun fairway The part of a golf course between a tee and the corresponding green, where the grass is kept short. 1
- noun fairway part of a golf course 1
- countable noun fairway The fairway on a golf course is the long strip of short grass between each tee and green. 0
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Origin of fairway
First appearance:before 1515
One of the 27% oldest English words
1515-25; 1905-10 for def 2; fair1 + way1
Parts of speech for Fairway
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
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Synonyms for fairway
- green — of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum: green leaves.
- back nine — the holes of a golf course numbered 10 through 18, regarded as a unit
- front nine — the first nine holes on an eighteen-hole course.
- links — link
- golf links — the ground or course over which golf is played. A standard full-scale golf course has 125 to 175 acres (51 to 71 hectares), usually with 18 holes varying from 100 to 650 yards (91 to 594 meters) in length from tee to cup.
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