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 Epcot, United States Epcot, located at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, is a permanent world's fair of sorts, celebrating human progress, technology, and international cultures. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 8 June 2023 It was built for Montreal's Expo 67 world's fair. Nancy Keates, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2022 It's made by the French company Saphir, which was awarded the Médaille d'Or in 1925 at the world's fair in Paris for its excellent leather-care products. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 23 Jan. 2023 Ann [Druyan] cleverly decided to build the episode around the world's fair. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 9 Mar. 2020 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in Paris, where exhibitors from around the globe were asked to build their pavilions in a brand-new style that made no historical references to other movements.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

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of world's fair was in 1850

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“World's fair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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