Pronunciation: (fâr'lē), [key]
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.