intransitive verbfared, far′ing
- 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 of fareMiddle English faren from Old English faran, to go, wander, akin to German fahren and 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
- food available to be eaten
- the usual kind of diet
- Archaic the condition of things