Definitions for: Fare
[n] an agenda of things to do; "they worked rapidly down the menu of reports"
[n] the food and drink that are regularly consumed
[n] a paying (taxi) passenger
[n] the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
[v] eat well
[v] proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way"
Webster (1913) Definition: Fare, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fared; p. pr. & vb. n.
Faring.] [AS. faran to travel, fare; akin to OS., Goth., &
OHG. faran to travel, go, D. varen, G. fahren, OFries.,
Icel., & Sw. fara, Dan. fare, Gr. ????? a way through,
??????? a ferry, strait, ???????? to convey, ?????????? to
go, march, ????? beyond, on the other side, ????? to pass
through, L. peritus experienced, portus port, Skr. par to
bring over. [root]78. Cf. Chaffer, Emporium, Far,
Ferry, Ford, Peril, Port a harbor, Pore, n.]
1. To go; to pass; to journey; to travel.
So on he fares, and to the border comes Of Eden.
2. To be in any state, or pass through any experience, good
or bad; to be attended with any circummstances or train of
events, fortunate or unfortunate; as, he fared well, or
So fares the stag among the enraged hounds.
I bid you most heartily well to fare. --Robynson
So fared the knight between two foes. --Hudibras.
3. To be treated or entertained at table, or with bodily or
social comforts; to live.
There was a certain rich man wwhich . . . fared
sumptuously every day. --Luke xvi.
4. To happen well, or ill; -- used impersonally; as, we shall
see how it will fare with him.
Sso fares it when with truth falsehood contends.
5. To behave; to conduct one's self. [Obs.]
She ferde [fared] as she would die. --Chaucer.
Fare, n. [AS. faru journey, fr. faran. See Fare, v.]
1. A journey; a passage. [Obs.]
That nought might stay his fare. --Spenser.
2. The price of passage or going; the sum paid or due for
conveying a person by land or water; as, the fare for
crossing a river; the fare in a coach or by railway.
3. Ado; bustle; business. [Obs.]
The warder chid and made fare. --Chaucer.
4. Condition or state of things; fortune; hap; cheer.
What fare? what news abroad ? --Shak.
5. Food; provisions for the table; entertainment; as, coarse
fare; delicious fare. ``Philosophic fare.'' --Dryden.
6. The person or persons conveyed in a vehicle; as, a full
fare of passengers. --A. Drummond.
7. The catch of fish on a fishing vessel.
Bill of fare. See under Bill.
Fare indicator or register, a device for recording the
number of passengers on a street car, etc.
(a) A gate or turnstile at the entrance of toll bridges,
exhibition grounds, etc., for registering the number
of persons passing it.
(b) An opening in the door of a street car for purchasing
tickets of the driver or passing fares to the
Synonyms: come, do, get along, make out, menu, transportation
See Also: agenda, airfare, board, bus fare, cab fare, carfare, charge, chow, chuck, diet, dietary, docket, eat, eats, food, go, grub, menu, nutrient, passenger, proceed, ration, rider, schedule, table, taxi fare, train fare
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Famous Quotes Containing Fare:
Just to cover the increase in fuel costs over the past two years, American would have had to raise fares nearly $75 per round-trip ticket. During this time period, our average fare increased by only $15.-- Gerard Arpey (American Businessman)
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.-- Aeschylus (Greek Poet)
I really see low-fare carriers, quality low-fare carriers anyway, continuing to become more and more popular.-- David Neeleman (Brazilian Businessman)
How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain; and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is!-- James Payn (English Novelist)
The only way I would go back to hosting would be if it were something entirely new. It would prevent me from wanting to host a standard-fare kind of talk show.-- Garry Shandling (American Comedian)
I'm not sure Lincoln would fare well if he were a presidential candidate today.-- David Herbert Donald (American Historian)
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