- Fare is defined as a paying passenger, a fee for transportation or food.
- An example of fare is someone traveling by train.
- An example of fare is two dollars someone is charged for traveling by bus.
- An example of fare is soup in a cafe.
- The definition of fare is to go through an experience or have a result.
An example of fare is someone doing well on their driving test.
This ticket shows a train passenger has paid her fare.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- Old Poet. to travel; go
- to happen; result: how did it fare with him?
- to be in a specified condition or position; get on; go through an experience: he fared well on his trip
- to eat or be given food
Origin: Middle English faren ; from Old English faran, to go, wander, akin to German fahren and amp; Dutch raren ; from Indo-European base an unverified form per-, to come over, transport from source Classical Latin portare, to carry, Classical Greek peran, to pass over, peira, a trial, poros, a way
- money paid or to be paid for transportation in a train, taxi, plane, etc.
- a passenger who pays a fare
- the usual kind of diet
- Archaic the condition of things
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intransitive verb fared fared, far·ing, fares
- To get along: How are you faring with your project?
- To go or happen: How does it fare with you?
- To travel; go.
- To dine; eat.
- A transportation charge, as for a bus.
- A passenger transported for a fee.
- Food and drink; diet: simple home-cooked fare.
Origin: Middle English faren, from Old English faran; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
- farˈer noun