Pronunciation: (fâr'lē),[key] —adv. 1. in a fair manner; justly or honestly; impartially.
2. moderately; tolerably: a fairly heavy rain. 3. properly; legitimately: a claim fairly made. 4. clearly; distinctly: fairly seen. 5. Chiefly Southern U.S. a. actually; completely: The wheels fairly spun. b. almost; practically: He slipped off the roof and fairly broke his neck. 6. Obs.softly.