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 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,, "Japanese gardens can calm you, kids, prisoners: Lessons on Zen-style 'Visionary Landscapes'," 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, "Epcot refreshes Mission: Space with more to come," 1 Nov. 2017

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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 11 Aug. 2020.

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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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