world's fair


Definition of world's fair

: an international exposition featuring exhibits and participants from all over the world

Examples of world's fair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Herzog was scheduled to visit Dubai's Expo 2020 world's fair Monday, which the Houthis had previously threatened to target. Jon Gambrell, ajc, 31 Jan. 2022 Its first showing in the U.S. was at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, but the ukulele really took off on the mainland during another world's fair, the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Peter Weber, The Week, 1 Oct. 2018 The trend emerged during the 1925 world's fair in Paris, where exhibitors from around the globe were asked to build their pavilions in a brand-new style that made no historical references to other movements. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 9 Oct. 2021 One of our first projects was to create shows and exhibits for Disney's Epcot, a kind of permanent world's fair. Christian Lachel, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Dubai's Expo 2020, or world's fair, represents a $7 billion bet by this sheikhdom in the United Arab Emirates that the event will boost tourism and business interest. Jon Gambrell, Star Tribune, 18 Nov. 2020 Israel was set to take part later this year in Expo 2020, the world's fair being hosted by Dubai, but the event was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Aron Heller, Star Tribune, 17 Aug. 2020 The global promotion of creating tranquil landscapes filled with fiery maple trees and Zen-style raked sand began at world's fairs 150 years ago. Janet Eastman,, 8 Feb. 2018 The world's fair-like theme park has evolved throughout its history, but it is poised for significant change in the coming years. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, 1 Nov. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of world's fair

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“World's fair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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