- the price of conveyance or passage in a bus, train, airplane, or other vehicle.
- a person or persons who pay to be conveyed in a vehicle; paying passenger.
- a person who hires a public vehicle and its driver.
- food; diet: hearty fare.
- something offered to the public, for entertainment, enjoyment, consumption, etc.: literary fare.
- Archaic. state of things.
- to experience good or bad fortune, treatment, etc.; get on: He fared well in his profession.
- to go; turn out; happen (used impersonally): It fared ill with him.
- to go; travel.
- to eat and drink: They fared sumptuously.
Origin of fare
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Examples from the Web for fared
Jackson fared better as an instructor of artillery, a subject he was far better at explaining.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
The others have not fared as well in this theater of the absurd.A Navy Lawyer Cries Foul on Gitmo’s Kafkaesque Legal System
September 26, 2014
Its allies have fared little better, and even with them accounted for, a Congress-led alliance barely limps to 60 seats.Modi Crushes Gandhi in India’s Election Landslide
May 16, 2014
His father escaped, but apparently one of the Moonrise Kingdom parents had not fared so well.Meet Tony Revolori, the Scene-Stealing Kid in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
March 7, 2014
Anybody who genuinely cares for Zackary can only take heart that he has fared remarkably well.‘Nuke Mom’ Marisa Sketo Kirsh on Her Vindication
December 5, 2013
And now, fair sir, I must hasten back to see how my rogues have fared with the brawn.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Tell us then from the beginning how things have fared with you.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
So far as I could make out, she fared as she had long elected to do.Southern Lights and Shadows
How could it be but Charlie and I should be different, seeing we had fared so differently!Wilfrid Cumbermede
It cannot even be said that New York fared worse than any of her sister States.The Railroad Question
- the sum charged or paid for conveyance in a bus, train, aeroplane, etc
- a paying passenger, esp when carried by taxi
- a range of food and drink; diet
- to get on (as specified); managehe fared well
- (with it as a subject) to turn out or happen as specifiedit fared badly with him
- archaic to eatwe fared sumptuously
- (often foll by forth) archaic to go or travel
Word Origin and History for fared
Old English fær "journey, road, passage, expedition," strong neuter of faran "to journey" (see fare (v.)); merged with faru "journey, expedition, companions, baggage," strong fem. of faran. Original sense is obsolete, except in compounds (wayfarer, sea-faring, etc.) Meaning "food provided" is c.1200; that of "conveyance" appears in Scottish early 15c. and led to sense of "payment for passage" (1510s).
Old English faran "to journey, set forth, go, travel, wander, get on, undergo, make one's way," from Proto-Germanic *faranan (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic faran, Old Norse and Old Frisian fara, Dutch varen, German fahren), from PIE *por- "going, passage," from root *per- (2) "to lead, pass over" (see port (n.1)). Related: Fared; faring.