Fare definition

fâr
Food and drink; diet.

Simple home-cooked fare.

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To get along.

How are you faring with your project?

verb
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A transportation charge, as for a bus.
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To happen; result.

How did it fare with him?

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Money paid for a transport ticket.
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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.

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(intransitive) To get along, succeed (well or badly); to be in any state, or pass through any experience, good or bad; to be attended with any circumstances or train of events.
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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.

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(archaic) The condition of things.
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Food available to be eaten.
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The usual kind of diet.
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A paying passenger, especially in a taxi.
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Food and drink.
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Supplies for consumption or pleasure.
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(intransitive, archaic) To go, travel.
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(intransitive) To eat, dine.
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(intransitive, impersonal) To happen well, or ill.

We shall see how it will fare with him.

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To happen or develop.

How does it fare with you?

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(old poet.) To travel; go.
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To be in a specified condition or position; get on; go through an experience.

He fared well on his trip.

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To eat or be given food.
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Money paid or to be paid for transportation in a train, taxi, plane, etc.
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A passenger who pays a fare.
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To travel; go.
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To dine; eat.
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A passenger transported for a fee.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fare
Plural:
fares

Origin of fare

  • Middle English faren from Old English faran per-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English faran (“to journey”), from Proto-Germanic *faraną, from Proto-Indo-European *por- (“going, passage”). Cognates include West Frisian farre, Dutch varen, German fahren (“to travel”), Danish fare, Icelandic fara (“to go”) and Swedish fara (“to travel”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From the merger of Old English fær (“journey, road”), a neuter, + faru (“journey, companions, baggage”), feminine, both from faran (“to journey”), from Proto-Germanic *faraną, from Proto-Indo-European *por- (“going, passage”).

    From Wiktionary