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

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As The Sacramento Bee reported, that site is being shut down on Sunday, November 18, and everyone there is being relocated to an indoor shelter at a nearby county fairground. Christianna Silva, Teen Vogue, "California's Fires Lead to School Closings, Poor Air Quality, and Public Service Shutdowns as Death Toll Climbs," 16 Nov. 2018 The ride reportedly shut down and has seen been removed from the fairgrounds. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Kentucky State Fair worker injured inspecting troubled Fire Ball ride that left 1 dead," 23 Aug. 2018 As the plane approached the runway, Zeiger heard an odd sound, like pellets smacking a metal target at a fairground shooting game. Jim Rendon, Marie Claire, "When Female Veterans Return Home," 29 Oct. 2018 Eugenie and Jack have reportedly planned another full day of wedding celebration featuring a full-on festival on a fairground, complete with food stalls. Hanna Howard, Teen Vogue, "Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding Recap," 12 Oct. 2018 Of all the structures that had filled the neighborhood’s streets, 1,349 were razed to make way for the 92.6-acre fairgrounds. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, "Small world southeast of downtown San Antonio fell to progress," 16 June 2018 July 4 festivities kick off with a parade up Second Street Pike to the fairgrounds (1255 Second St. Pike, Southampton) and festivities will resume again at 6 p.m. July 4 admission is $3 and includes access to the fair, fireworks, and two concerts. Claire Wolters, Philly.com, "Fireworks on July Fourth: Where to watch them in and near Philadelphia," 27 June 2018 Relocating to the fairgrounds could be a good compromise, Rubinoff said. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Displaced seniors’ homes survived Wine Country fires — but residents can’t move back," 15 May 2018 Fire departments from neighboring communities also responded, as well as local police who directed traffic on the main streets surrounding the fairgrounds, Gregory said. Jackson Cote, BostonGlobe.com, "Fire damages buildings at Fryeburg Fairgrounds in Maine," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of fairground

1741, in the meaning defined above

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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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