fair·​ground ˈfer-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce fairground (audio)
: an area where outdoor fairs, circuses, or exhibitions are held
often used in plural with singular construction
what a spot for a fairgroundsW. L. Gresham

Examples of fairground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The class will be held at The Geauga County Extension Office in the Patterson Center, at the northwest end of the Burton fairgrounds, 14269 Clairdon-Troy Road. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2023 The Sandwich Fair, which runs through Sunday at the fairgrounds at 15730 Pratt Road in Sandwich, has been a tradition for generations. Linda Girardi, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 Top cowboys and cowgirls from across the country congregate at the fairgrounds to compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Aug. 2023 Twelve volunteers were on hand at the fairgrounds to help distribute backpacks to parents and students in waiting cars. Ainsley Platt, Arkansas Online, 14 Aug. 2023 And all of that was overshadowed when the former president stepped onto the fairgrounds. ABC News, 13 Aug. 2023 Across the fairgrounds, past a woman selling cheesecake on a stick, the Democrats had readily plunged their most popular yard banners into the grass: Free to Choose. Danielle Paquette, Sabrina Rodriguez and Carolyn Van Houten, The Washington Post, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Sep. 2023 The fairgrounds are at 19201 E. Bagley Road, Berea. Marc Bona, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2023 The host of The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast explored the fairgrounds of the festival with his kids children and made a stop for ice pops. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fairground was in 1741

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“Fairground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairground. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


fair·​ground ˈfa(ə)r-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce fairground (audio)
: an area set aside for fairs, circuses, and exhibitions

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