fairground

noun
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 More than 2 million guests will enter the fairgrounds for the 71st annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo — one of the city’s largest events of the year, behind Fiesta, of course. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo show helps students reach college goals," 1 Feb. 2020 The fairgrounds are located at 4310 Texas 36, Rosenberg. Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend County calendar of events for the week beginning Jan. 22," 22 Jan. 2020 It was performed pageant-style, outdoors, in the fairgrounds. Jennifer Percy, Harper's magazine, "The Skinning Tree," 20 Jan. 2020 Like the 1869 fairgrounds in Westminster, the Taneytown site included exhibition buildings, livestock barns, and a racetrack. Bob Blubaugh, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Country singer Riley Green headlines concert, back by popular demand at Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair," 22 July 2019 In addition to operating the 11-day annual fair, the authority owns and manages the fairgrounds, including renting out property facilities for public and private events when fair isn’t running. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Auditor blasts Colorado State Fair Authority for losing millions of dollars, no future vision," 4 Nov. 2019 VegFest will take place Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. Daily Pilot, "Around Town: Annual OC Japan Fair will bring taste of culture, tradition to O.C. fairgrounds," 17 Oct. 2019 Music and flashing lights strike visitors on arrival at the fairground, which is constantly engulfed in smoke from the food grills and an endless mix of food flavors. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Romania’s autumn fairs delight all ages, incomes," 13 Oct. 2019 Music and flashing lights strike visitors on arrival at the fairground, which is constantly engulfed in smoke from the food grills and an endless mix of food flavors. San Diego Union-Tribune, "AP PHOTOS: Romania’s autumn fairs delight all ages, incomes," 12 Oct. 2019

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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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13 Feb 2020

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“Fairground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairground?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=f&file=fairgr01. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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fairground

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English Language Learners Definition of fairground

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

fairground

noun
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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