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 construction what a spot for a fairgrounds— W. L. Gresham

Examples of fairground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Texas, vaccine megasites opened at the Alamodome in San Antonio and at the state fairground in Dallas. Lisa Marie Pane, Star Tribune, "Going big: US dispensing shots at stadiums and fairgrounds," 11 Jan. 2021 On Thursday, the fairground area in South Dallas was chosen as the county’s first large-scale site to administer thousands of shots to protect people against the coronavirus, focusing on the most vulnerable residents. Everton Bailey Jr., Dallas News, "How Fair Park in South Dallas was chosen as mega site for COVID-19 vaccine," 9 Jan. 2021 Both fairground and field have been baking all day in the late-summer sun. Misha Hoekstra, Harpers Magazine, "The Fairground," 5 Jan. 2021 There, Banner Health already is planning immunization sites at the state fairground in Phoenix. USA Today, "Getting a vaccine has been a huge undertaking. How all 50 states scramble to dole them out is the next massive challenge.," 8 Dec. 2020 Instead, an 18-year-old Iraqi woman was caught in the crossfire, struck by shrapnel outside a popular fairground. Washington Post, "Iraq fears Trump’s final weeks could see confrontation between U.S. and Iran," 27 Nov. 2020 Early one morning in mid-November, Trisha Cunningham, the president of North Texas Food Bank, arrived at a sprawling fairground in southern Dallas that hosts the annual Texas State Fair. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "One in six Americans could go hungry in 2020 as pandemic persists," 24 Nov. 2020 In Weber County, voters went into the county fairground building, got their ballots, then returned to their cars to fill it out. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah sets record election turnout as voters adapt to coronavirus precautions," 4 Nov. 2020 Many of the Biden supporters who got turned away at the state fairground gate, and instead created their own roadside rally across the street from Trump supporters, accepted the rule. Emily Larsen, Washington Examiner, "Trump and Biden in Tampa: Too hot to handle versus rained-out disappointment," 29 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of fairground

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fairground was in 1741

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26 Jan 2021

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“Fairground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairground. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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