world's fair


Definition of world's fair

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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

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First Known Use of world's fair

1850, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of world's fair

chiefly US : a very large public event at which things from all over the world are displayed

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