world's fair

a large international exposition with exhibitions of arts, crafts, industrial and agricultural products, scientific achievements, etc.
[1840-50, Amer.]

* * *

Specially constructed attraction showcasing the science, technology, and culture of participating countries and enterprises.

World fairs have often featured outstanding architectural designs and introduced significant inventions. The first was held in England in 1756; more than 300 have been held since. The most notable include the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition (London), the 1876 U.S. International Centennial Exposition (Philadelphia), the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago), the 1901 Pan-American Exposition (Buffalo, N.Y.), the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the 1910 Brussels World's Fair, the 1933–34 Century of Progress (Chicago), the 1939–40 Golden Gate Exposition (San Francisco), the 1939–40 New York World's Fair, the 1964–65 New York World's Fair, the 1967 Montreal Exposition, and the 1998 World Exposition (Lisbon).

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • world's fair — ☆ world s fair n. any of various expositions at which the arts, crafts, industrial and agricultural products, scientific advances, etc. of various countries of the world are on display …   English World dictionary

  • world's fair — world s′ fair′ n. a large international exposition of arts, crafts, industrial products, scientific achievements, etc • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • World Book Fair — The Pragati Maidan hosts the World Book Fair annually. The World Book Fair, held in Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, is India s oldest book fair. Started in 1972, this biennial event takes place in early February, and is organized by the National… …   Wikipedia

  • World Money Fair — The World Money Fair is an international bourse of coins. A bourse is where dealers, collectors and the public buy, sell and trade coins. In 1970 A. M Beck founded in Munich the Organisation of European Coins Bourses , Organisation Europäischer… …   Wikipedia

  • world's fair — noun : an international exposition usually featuring exhibits and participants from all over the world the sort of temporary structure you see at a world s fair E.B.White * * * a large international exposition with exhibitions of arts, crafts,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • World Money Fair — Die World Money Fair ist eine internationale Münzbörse. 1970 wurde in München durch Albert Beck die „Organisation Europäischer Münzen Börsen“ (OEMB) mit der Idee gegründet, einen starken Sammlermarkt aufzubauen. Zwei Jahre später veranstaltete… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • world's fair — n. to hold, stage a world s fair * * * stage a world s fair to hold …   Combinatory dictionary

  • world's fair — noun variant form of world fair …   English new terms dictionary

  • world's fair — noun Date: 1850 an international exposition featuring exhibits and participants from all over the world …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • World's Fair — Exposition Universelle Internationale; EXPO; Weltausstellung; Exposition Mondiale …   Universal-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.