fair·​ground | \ ˈfer-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce fairground (audio) \

Definition of fairground

: an area where outdoor fairs, circuses, or exhibitions are held often used in plural with singular constructionwhat a spot for a fairgrounds— W. L. Gresham

Examples of fairground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The properties include excess state land that has been set aside for affordable-housing development, lots next to highways and state roads, decommissioned hospitals and health care centers, and fairgrounds. Kevin Fagan, SFChronicle.com, "California will open vacant state land for homeless shelters under Newsom order," 8 Jan. 2020 Hours after the police shootings, the crime scene in Shadnagar, a town in the state of Telangana about an hour southwest of Hyderabad, had the appearance of a fairground. Mahesh Kumar And Emily Schmall, USA TODAY, "Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape case, sparking protests across country," 7 Dec. 2019 Hours after the police shootings, the crime scene in Shadnagar, a town in the state of Telangana about an hour southwest of Hyderabad, had the appearance of a fairground. Time, "Indian Police Kill 4 Suspects in Custody for Gang Rape and Murder That Sparked National Protests," 6 Dec. 2019 The Lions will call during April for vehicles to be removed from the fairgrounds. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 15 Nov. 2019 She was removed from the fairgrounds and may face additional consequences following an investigation, NBC reported. Ricky Pinela, orlandosentinel.com, "A Florida man was punched in the face while wearing a Donald Trump costume: report," 29 Oct. 2019 The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, including details on bus transportation to the fairgrounds, call (714) 424-5044. Daily Pilot, "Around Town: Kids can take the wheel during Touch-a-Truck at O.C. fairgrounds," 10 Oct. 2019 The festival has partnered with FestDrive to provide shuttle service to the fairgrounds from San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "Monterey Jazz Festival: 11 things you need to know before going," 23 Sep. 2019 The Alaska State Fair will no longer have trains to carry fairgoers to and from the fairgrounds in Palmer this weekend, and the fair’s fireworks show has also been canceled. Madeline Mcgee, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska State Fair train service this weekend and fireworks show both canceled," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fairground

1741, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2020

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“Fairground.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairground. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of fairground

: an outdoor area where fairs, circuses, and exhibitions are held


fair·​ground | \ ˈfer-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce fairground (audio) \

Kids Definition of fairground

: an area set aside for fairs, circuses, or exhibitions

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